Lego Harry Potter coming to iPhone, iPad

Great news, fellow Muggles! Just in time for the new movie, TT Games and Warner Bros. bring the latest Lego vide ogame to iOS. To which I say: about time!

At long last, iPhone and iPad owners will be able to enjoy the incredibly clever Lego video games, starting with Harry Potter: Years 1-4.
Traveller's Tales Games

Traveller's Tales' Lego video games (including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Batman) are among the wittiest and most entertaining I've ever played. My kids love 'em, too. Alas, though they've made appearances on all the major consoles as well as handheld systems like the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP, not one of the games has been ported to iOS. Until now.

According to a PR rep for Warner Bros. and TT Games, Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 will be arriving "soon" for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Just how soon, the rep wouldn't say, but given that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" is due in theaters November 19, it's a safe bet the game will arrive no later--and perhaps even a bit sooner.

Here's the only description I was given:

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 will bring the world of Lego Harry Potter to life on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, giving gamers the power to play with Lego characters and models in a brand-new way. Based on the first four "Harry Potter" books and movies, Lego Harry Potter builds on the foundations of previous Lego video games by offering a mix of fun, accessible gameplay, and light-hearted humor, which appeals to all ages. Players will explore and feel as though they are at Hogwarts.

Will the iOS version contain all the levels of its console counterpart? Will it allow cooperative play? What will the controls be like? How much will it cost? Alas, I can't answer any of these questions yet. But rest assured I'll post a full review as soon as possible. Suffice it to say, I'm seriously excited by Lego HP's arrival, and hope the other Lego games will follow.

In the meantime, I leave you with a couple more tantalizing screenshots:

Traveller's Tales Games

Traveller's Tales Games