RUMOR: Possible ‘Harry Potter’ Role-Play Game “Magic Awakened” Footage Leaked

Oct 05, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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Leaked footage of an unconfirmed Harry Potter role-playing game – possibly named Magic Awakened – went viral this week, and though it looks INCREDIBLE, it’s not due in the near future!

The footage first leaked on Reddit via ‘VapeThisBro’ who claimed they filmed the footage during part of a focus group survey at a mall. The footage was blocked on copyright grounds by Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, apparently confirming suspicions that the leak had some credibility.

The video shows duelling, fantastic beasts, free-roaming Hogwarts castle and other locations, spell casting, and more! The account also included a blurb for the game (though the credibility of this is unconfirmed), which notes that the game is set in the 19th century, way before Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, meaning the characters in the game will be unrecognisable to Potter fans, allowing you to craft your own journey:

“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.”

They also listed some of the features included in the game. We’re particularly interested in the idea of “8 different Wizard types’, and how this will differ from Hogwarts Mystery given the story elements and the interactive “make new friends, uncover new secrets” and investigating a story separate to the books:
– 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.

Later, BBC reporter Lizo Mzimba tweeted that there are other games thought to be on the way, and that the name ‘Magic Awakened’ appears to be a working title:

See some images from the leaked footage below:

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What are your hopes for a Wizarding World role-playing game? Do you want full free-roam ability (like LEGO Harry Potter, but with realistic graphics)? What sort of story would you like to see the game follow, and what devices would you like the game to be compatible with? How different would you want them to be from the original video games? Let us know in the comments, or via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!

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