Outside of EA published movie tie-ins, a couple of LEGO titles, and mobile entries, the Harry Potter universe hasn't really been explored very much in video games. But, a brand new role-playing game may be in the works, with footage of a supposedly unannounced game set in the wizarding world being leaked today.
The video in full is seen above, and the Reddit user 'VapeThisBro' that put this out into the world - who had apparently gotten a hold of it via a focus group - also had information about the game's setting and even a list of features:
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 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
If the leak turns out to be accurate, the game will have players exploring a whole different era in the Harry Potter universe, without the story being weighed down by the proceedings in the books. There have also been rumors of the Disney Infinity studio, Avalanche Software, being involved in a Harry Potter RPG last year, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet to say that this is that project.
As always, take this leak with a grain of salt until some official announcements come flooding in. All this could be an elaborate hoax or simply footage from a canceled title. Even still, Harry Potter fans may have a new game to look forward to.
UPDATE: The video has been taken down, but a mirror can be seen here.