If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, you’ve probably dreamt of a proper AAA game in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. If anything, the excitement that surrounded Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery when it launched proved that people want an interactive experience in the magical world, and finally we might be getting it! (Full leaked video of the supposed Harry Potter RPG above.)
Though it is not yet confirmed, the leak features a very convincing trailer. Along with the footage we got a synopsis for the game, which is as follows:
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, and you demonstrate a latent gift for magic with a unique ability to track and identify remnants of a potent ancient power. Upon arrival, strange events begin to materialize in the Forbidden Forrest 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.
It sounds like a dream come true doesn’t it? Scarily so in fact. It seems almost too good to be true. Yet, there are more pointers that could suggest that this could be in fact real. First of all there were rumours last year that Avalanche Studio were hiring for new Harry Potter RPG, and this could as well be it.
Also Warner Bros, who own the rights to Harry Potter, also own a certain development studio, famous for creating amazing licensed open world games that is supposedly working on new unannounced project. I’m obviously talking about Rocksteady, the good people behind the Arkham series of games, which were some of the best super hero games out there. Of course, the really could be too good to be true, but it doesn’t hurt to dream!
Either way this leak has all Harry Potter RPG fans excited, so let’s just hope it won’t turn out to be another disappointment like Hogwarts Mystery.