Back in November, Warner Bros. Interactive creaked Portkey Games to bring more games to the Harry Potter franchise. Since the reveal of the new publisher we were introduced to Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a mobile title set in the series’ universe before the events of the first book. Though the game got received with mixed reviews, fans enjoyed it better than nothing.
Waiting for the next game on the way, many are interested to see what the upcoming title might be at its full potential with the book’s license. YouTuber RastaPasta uploaded a video of an apparent leaked Harry Potter title. But was soon taken down by Warner Bros. Interactive due to copyright infringement. Twitter user @IbleSloth1984 was fortunate enough to grab the footage before being blocked, which you can check below.
[Leaked] Harry Potter game in developmenthttps://t.co/YfSYlK7OOt@The_CrapGamer @XboxPope @BeastFireTimdog @SnoopyG7 @Dealer_Gaming @JamieMoranUK @Rand_al_Thor_19 @JezCorden @Mooch1978 @Salt1estGaming @MrboomstickXL @Colteastwood @Kmega4 @TheSeshEmpire @UKDazarus @XboxMik29 pic.twitter.com/DjBS2FkRet
— ❎Idle Sloth✖🇮🇪 (@IdleSloth1984) October 2, 2018
From the description of the video, RastaPasta included features that will be present in the game. Though this seems very promising from the trailer, nothing has been confirmed from either Portkey Games or Warner Bros. Interactive, so put the slightest amount of trust into what was listed:
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 eared 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.
FEATURES – 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.
According to Eurogamer‘s sources, the leaked project is being developed by Avalanche Software, the team behind Disney Infinity. Debunking the rumor that the title was in the works under Rocksteady Studios. With the game given the name of either Harry Potter: Magic Awakened or Magic Forever stated by BBC News Reporter Lizo Mzimba.
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) October 2, 2018
This is very exciting news seeing a return to the world of J.K. Rowling’s book series. Fans see this as refreshing for the franchise as most titles were received about average or less in the past decade. Besides the past two Lego adaptations of Harry Potter, which recently got announced for an HD remaster, most of the titles based on the movies could only get so far for player’s expectations.
Until more is available on the leaked game, stay tuned to Rectifygaming.com.