With Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and the inevitable return of J.K. Rowling to the public eye, it’s a good time to revisit the story that began it all. If you thought that the idea of splitting the LEGO Harry Potter series into two separate games was a silly thing to do, you can finally buy both of them together at the same time. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is now the LEGO Harry Potter Collection, available now on PS4. To see what you can expect from this game, there’s a trailer you can watch.
If you never sat down and watched the Harry Potter movies, you won’t have a lot of the necessary context as to what’s going on in this game. But basically, Harry Potter is an orphaned boy that grows up in an abusive home because his parents were murdered by an evil wizard named Voldemort. At age 11, a giant man named Hagrid visits Harry and tells him he’s a wizard, and he should go to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in order to perfect his craft. That sets up the basic setting for Harry’s seven years of adventures, involving him and his friends as they battle against the forces of evil that lurk in the shadows of the world of magic. Throughout the game, this story is retold through the eyes of the LEGO universe, meaning you’ll be building your way to success as you complete the levels that take you to crucial moments of the story. As a remaster, the LEGO Harry Potter Collection comes with enhanced graphics and two sets of free DLC that gives you extra playable characters and spells for your magic arsenal.
LEGO Harry Potter Collection is available now on PS4. To learn more about the game check out their Twitter.