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Impressive Leaked Footage Shows Harry Potter Game Is Probably In The Works

by Javy Gwaltney on Oct 02, 2018 at 08:12 AM

This morning, YouTuber RastaPasta put up a minute-long video of what appears to be a leaked Harry Potter game, which Warner Bros. Entertainment Interactive promptly blocked due to copyright infringement. The footage includes character creation, troll-fighting, and transfiguration. The models, effects, and environments are impressively polished, so it's likely this project is legitimate and not some talented trolling. The character creation is the most notable feature, implying that whatever this game is, you're likely not playing as Harry Potter.

You can watch the footage for yourself here:

RastaPasta included a description in the channel about the game's features. Take it with a grain of salt but here it is if you want some idea of what this game might be:

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.

BBC News reporter Lizo Mzimba then reported the rumored title of this mysterious project.

https://twitter.com/lizo_mzimba/status/1047133176135671808

Eurogamer sources say that Avalanche Software (Disney Infinity), which is owned by Warner Bros. Interactive, could be developing the project. Warner Bros. currently holds the license for the Harry Potter brand. Avalanche job postings from early 2017 were looking for potential hires with "deep understanding of British culture and grammatical presentation" with a good knowledge of "gaming narrative and branching storytelling, particularly in the realm of RPGs." 

We've reached out for comment from Warner Bros, which recently set up a label for Harry Potter games called Portkey Games. We'll update the story if we hear back.

[Source: YouTube]

It's worth noting that the next Harry Potter movie is right around the bend and this looks to be a rough cut of marketing materials, so the timing lines up. Also: please be real.