Multiple sources have begun detailing a new Harry Potter video game. The video, first leaked on Reddit, was a taken from a focus group testing.
Originally leaked by user VapeThisBro, the video shows users being able to customize their own wizard, roaming around Hogwarts, casting spells, fighting mythical beasts, and destructible environments.
The video has since been taken down, but you can watch a mirror here.
Originally thought to be in development by Rocksteady Studios, Eurogamer is now reporting that Avalanche Software is the developer behind the project. If you’re thinking how could the studio behind the upcoming Just Cause and Rage 2 be able to take on another project, well they aren’t. Avalanche Software is the Utah-based studio responsible for the, now-defunct, Disney Infinity series. BBC News reporter Lizo Mzimba has also reported that the title of the game could be Harry Potter: Magic Awakened or Magic Forever.
Disney closed the studio down in late 2016 after the company canceled the toys-to-life game, but Warner Bros. stepped in shortly after to revive the studio. The studio’s only title since the purchase is a movie tie-in to Cars 3. The studio had job listings that asked for staff with a “deep understanding of British culture and grammatical presentation,” as well as a knowledge of “gaming narrative and branching storytelling, particularly in the realms of RPGs.”
Alongside the leaked, VapeThisBro also posted a description of the title. Taken from his post:
“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 (sic) 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 (sic) ancient power.
Upon arrival, strange events begin to materialize In the Forbidden Forrest and trouble begins o (sic) 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 (sic) all new story separate from the books or films.
As soon as we know more, we’ll keep you updated. Stay tuned to Mammoth Gamers.