We first discovered a Harry Potter RPG was in the works when Redditor VapeThis Bro leaked footage of the game, claiming he was shown it as part of market research. Although the footage was quickly removed by Warner Bros, it was up long enough for fans to identify Hogwarts, various creatures and a character creator.
We've gathered all the news and rumors about the leaked Harry Potter RPG in this handy guide. Here's everything you need to know.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? A RPG title based on the Harry potter franchise
- When can I play it? A release date is TBC but probably not soon
- What can I play it on? Probably PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Harry Potter RPG release date
As the game hasn't been officially announced, there is no confirmed release date. However, from the footage we've seen, it seems development is well underway (even if we don't know who the developer is).
It's likely we'll not be seeing the Harry Potter RPG until either late 2019 or 2020. Hopefully, it'll release on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 rather than just being another mobile title.
Harry Potter RPG rumors
Harry Potter Magic Awakened
BBC reporter Lizo Mzimba tweeted about his knowledge of the project, revealing the mysterious RPG may be called Harry Potter Magic Awakened. However, other titles including Magic Forever are in the mix. He also hinted other Harry Potter titles could be on the way.
Dark or light
According to a description with accompanied the leaked footage, you will be able to choose from eight character classes and align yourself with either good or evil.
Not developed by Rocksteady
Following the leaked footage, fans speculated the project may be in development by British studio Rocksteady Games - who are also owned by Warner Bros. However a source in Rocksteady confirmed to Eurogamer that this is not the case.
What would we like to see?
A lot of Harry Potter fans (including ourselves) just want to role-play as a Hogwarts student - warts and all. That means attending classes with the quirky professors and aiming to ace your OWLS. However, this game doesn't look like it'll be that, instead focusing on adventure.
A brand new story
Although not all fans will agree, it would be be nice to move away from the characters of Harry, Hermione and Ron and instead focus on brand new characters with a different story. Currently we don't know if Harry and pals will play a part in the RPG or what size of role that will be.
A Hogwarts experience is not legit until you're sorted into your house by the sorting hat. It would be a real oversight not to include this, and hopefully your house will affect how the story unfolds.
An interactive, open-world Hogwarts
We're reaching a bit, but a living and breathing Hogwarts to explore would be bliss. It would essentially allow fans to inhabit the world they've read about and watched in the films.