The internet is ablaze this morning as what appears to be leaked footage of an unannounced Harry Potter RPG has appeared on YouTube. According to the Reddit poster who dropped it, this footage, assuming for a moment it’s real, has allegedly come from a focus group and is even accompanied by some marketing literature and a key features list.
You can see both for yourself right here:
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 [sic] ancient power. Upon arrival, strange events begin to materialize In [sic] the Forbidden Forrest [sic] and trouble begins to 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
We have no idea which developer is supposedly behind this (although current speculation is aimed at Avalanche Software), nor do we know what platforms might be involved. That’s all part of the fun with stuff like this.