A video footage of an unannounced Harry Potter game leaked online, courtesy of Reddit user VapeThisBro. The footage was secretly recorded by the user while being a part of the survey group in the mall. The user added that while the signs read that no cameras or phones were allowed, the company conducting the survey neglected to check him.
While other Reddit users questioned about his legitimacy and any NDA that he may have signed, the user explained that the company in charge did not ask him to sign any either before or after the event. “BUT while they had everyone else sign NDAs I guess I left before they remembered I needed to sign one too,” the user added.
After the video was uploaded, it fetched over 5,000 up-likes, but as soon as news about the footage spread on the internet, it was then taken down. Now, the video page shows the text that reads, “This video contains content from Warner Bros. Entertainment Interactive, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.”
Unsurprisingly, Harry Potter fans who have seen the video have already been freaking out with excitement. The video shows the character customization in Hogwarts houses, along with familiar locations such as Hogsmeade and The Great Hall. It also uses common spells such as Stupefy, Expelliarmus, and Levioso to defeat the enemy.
The Reddit user had also uploaded the game description (spotted by IGN) that reads, “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.”
Talking about features of the upcoming Harry Potter game, the user mentioned the following points:
-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.
As of now, there is no surety on whether the leaked footage will actually be a part of the game, or if it is even real in the first place. However, if it does turn out to be true, it could be the game Harry Potter fans have been waiting for. As of now, there is no word on the launch date, or any other details.