Hold your wands guys! This morning, footage of a mysterious Harry Potter game emerged onto the internet. It didn’t take long before the footage was taken down. There was a lot of speculation about whether or not the footage was real. Initial reports said that Rocksteady, famous for their Batman games, would develop this Harry Potter rpg. However, neither Warner Bros or Rocksteady commented on the leaked footage. That said, the footage was taken down from YouTube because it contained material that belonged to Warner Bros Interactive. Does this mean that the leaked footage is real?
What is this game about?
While the clip is deleted on Youtube, you can still view it on Reddit. According to a user named RastaPasta on Youtube, the game will probably contain the following story and features:
Set in the 19th Century (1800’s) Wizarding World, this 3rd person open-world action RPG game centers around your character with unique abilities who has earned a late acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You are a newly arrived 5th year student to Hogwarts that demonstrates a latent gift for magic with a unique ability to track and identify remnants of a pottant ancient power.
Upon arrival, strange events begin to materialize In the Forbidden Forrest and trouble begins o brew within the castle walls. Together with Professor Elezar Fig, you embark on a journey through both familiar and never before seen locations to bring to light the truth behind these mysterious occurrences.
On your quest you will craft potions, master new spells, and discover fantastical beasts. You will battle Dark Wizards, Goblins, and other supernatural enemies and uncover the truth about your destiny – the Fate of the Wizarding World lies in your hands.
- Journey to Hogwarts to become one of 8 different Wizard types
- Experience Hogwarts, make new friends, uncover new secrets, and change the fate of the Wizarding world.
- Experience a new magic system that creates countless possibilities to master magic.
- Freely explore the Wizarding World for the first time.
- Choose your house and friends at Hogwarts, and decide to pursue a path of good or evil. Create your own witch or wizard, and experience a all new story separate from the books or films”
It feels very Star Wars that you can choose between good and evil. But let’s be honest, haven’t we all been waiting for a game like this since the beginning of time? Or well, at least since the beginning of the Wizarding World? An open world RPG is something that could easily beat the nostalgic games based on the films that we all used to play.
BBC News reporter Lizo Mzimba posted the following tweet regarding the game:
Am told this is from a yet to be announced RPG currently titled Harry Potter Magic Awakened, although other titles including Magic Forever are also in the mix. Other Potter games are also thought to be on the way @TomPhillipsEG @ComicBook #HarryPotterMagicAwakened #HarryPotter https://t.co/bgXliE0Hme
— lizo mzimba (@lizo_mzimba) 2 oktober 2018
While many people assumed Rocksteady would develop the game, Eurogamer claims that this is not the case. Instead, they claim Avalance Software might be behind the project. It all does make sense. However, by the looks of it, the game is still at least a year away from possible release. In any case, we are excited and hope that an announcement will follow soon.
Do you want this project to be real? Are you excited to play a possible open world Potter RPG? Let us know!