Is there really going to be a Harry Potter RPG released soon?
According to a Reddit leaker, it looks like we could finally be getting the Harry Potter game everyone has wanted. While this was supposed to be the case with the mobile Harry Potter game, that turned into a microtransaction mess.
There have been many Harry Potter games over the years, but all followed a very similar linear story. Sure, some were fun, but many of them were somewhat dull. Many fans, though, have been crying out for an RPG just because, well, the Harry Potter universe would be a perfect setting. It has some of the most rich and complex lore in all of cinema.
So, when this Reddit post and unlisted YouTube video were shared, Harry Potter fans just went crazy. The 1-minute video gives us potentially the first glimpse of the new game.
In the Reddit post, the user gives us a bit of the back story the game.
About The Game
“Set in the 19th Century (the 1800’s) Wizarding World, this 3rd person open-world action RPG game centres 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 that demonstrates a latent gift for magic with a unique ability to track and identify remnants of a pottant ancient power.”
“Upon arrival, strange events begin to materialise In the Forbidden Forrest and trouble starts o 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.”
One thing we will say though is that some of the spelling and grammar from the Reddit post is pretty shocking. This could make us think about the validity of it, but everyone makes a few mistakes, right?
The post also shares what some of the features could be doing.
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 witch or wizard, and experience an all-new story separate from the books or films.
What Do We Know?
Well, we do know that Warner Bros are hiring people to work on a Harry Potter RPG! There have been various job postings for people to work on the Unreal 4 Engine which you can see HERE.
When Will It Be Out?
No idea, but my best guess would be 2019 – maybe.