EA Announces Harry Potter/Order of Phoenix for Mac

Electronic Arts and Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment announced on Tuesday that the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix video game is now on store shelves. Among the formats supported is Macintosh, however that version will ship next week.

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix?s non-linear gameplay allows the player to explore an interactive Hogwarts, discovering dark corridors and secret rooms along the way. Choose where you go, what you do and when you do it, using the innovative gesture-based spell casting system.

"In addition, attend a number of classes as side-missions and compete in wizard Mini-Games throughout Hogwarts to compete against the best from each house. Experience the most authentic-to-the-movie game experience in Harry Potter history, with authentic characters and locales that give the look, feel and sound of the movie!" EA said.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has been rated E 10+ (Everyone ages 10 or older) by the ESRB and is available immediately for Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, PS3, PC and others. The Mac OS X version will ship "next week" according to Keith Mutzman of Electronic Arts. The Mac and PC versions are priced at US$29.95.