In the spirit of all things magical this fall, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games are bringing both LEGO Harry Potter games to the PlayStation 4 for the first time.
Called LEGO Harry Potter Collection, this title consists of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and Years 5-7 together on one disk, with both games being remastered for the console.
Initially released back in 2010, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 was only available for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, Nintendo DS, Windows, iOS and Mac OS. Years 5-7 was then released a year later, also for multiple consoles.
Now, those who were fans of the games — as well as those new to these titles — can see the LEGO versions of Harry Potter and friends come alive again with enhanced graphics, better lighting and special effects made possible with the PS4 in the adventure game that includes casting spells, making potions, solving puzzles and dueling.
The LEGO Harry Potter Collection includes content from the seven books and eight films of the franchise.
Years 1-4 is based on the books Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, where the player is transported into the magical time of Harry's early years at Hogwarts.
Years 5-7 explores the final three books and final four films, including Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as Harry is set on defeating Lord Voldemort.
Along with including both games together, the LEGO Harry Potter Collection also includes the Character Pack DLC on the disk, which features 10 characters: Godric Gryffindor, Harry (Yule Ball), Helga Hufflepuff, Lockhart (Straightjacket), Luna (Lion Head), Peeves, Hermione (Pink Dress), Ron Weasley (Ghoul), Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin.
The disk also features the Spell Pack DLC with five spells: Cantis (makes you sing), Densaugeo (makes your teeth grow), Ducklifors (turns you into a duck), Melofors (turns your head into a pumpkin) and Tentaclifors (turns your head into a tentacle).
The LEGO Harry Potter Collection with the remastered games for the PS4 will be available on Oct. 18 for $49.99. This makes it the perfect game to pick up to get into the spirit just in time to celebrate the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the film that serves as a prequel to the Harry Potter storyline, which will hit theaters on Nov. 18.