Warner Bros. and TT Games announced a new remastered collection of the LEGO Harry Potter games. The LEGO Harry Potter Collection is coming October 21st, but only for PlayStation 4.
The collection combines two last-gen LEGO games: 2010’s LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, and 2011’s LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7. Splitting the massive Harry Potter saga into two games allowed a deeper dive into each individual book’s story. Players could traverse each chapter in order to unlock dozens of new characters and hidden secrets, then tackle everything again in Free Play.
The LEGO Harry Potter games were among the best of the many LEGO games – and clearly the best of the mostly awful movie tie-in Harry Potter games.
The wizarding world provides fantastic locations, puzzles, and enemies, along with LEGO’s trademark cartoon humor. They released before TT Games began using actual voice clips from the movies. But they did feature the excellent split-screen co-op feature, first introduced in LEGO Indiana Jones 2.
Aside from combining both games on one disc, the remastered version features the typical updated lighting and visual effects. The LEGO Harry Potter Collection also includes two DLC Packs: the Character Pack and Spell Pack.
The Character Pack includes 10 post-launch DLC characters, including the powerful House Wizards like Godric Gryffindor. The Spell Pack DLC added five new spells that were all silly fun, such as turning people’s heads into pumpkins.
Clearly this new collection is timed with the release of upcoming Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The movie comes out on November 18. What’s not clear is why the remaster collection is only coming to PlayStation 4. The original games released on everything from PC to Nintendo Wii.
The LEGO Harry Potter Collection releases October 21.