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Leaked Footage Revealed A ‘Harry Potter’ RPG Reportedly Called ‘Magic Awakened’

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The mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery seems to be only one of many Harry Potter universe games in the works, according to an anonymous Reddit user and a BBC journalist. The next one is reportedly a Hogwarts-set role-playing game with the working title Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, and footage from the game appeared on YouTube earlier this week from a Reddit user who claimed to have been part of a market test group. It’s since been blocked on copyright grounds, but you can view a few screencaps at Variety.

BBC entertainment correspondent Lizo Mzimba later confirmed the footage was real and one of many games being developed:

The leaked video showed familiar RPG elements like character creation, potions, fantastic beasts, and spells including “Lumos” and “Reparo.” The Reddit thread where the leak originated included a blurb for the purported game, revealing players will “choose your house and friends at Hogwarts, and decide to pursue a path of good or evil.” Here’s the full, typo-riddled blurb:

Set in the 19th Century (1800s) 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.

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 [sic] all new story separate from the books or films.

Hopefully, the game won’t be bogged down with microtransactions. We’d say we hope it won’t break our hearts, but it’s the Harry Potter universe, so we already know it will.

(Via Variety and Reddit)

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