This new video footage shows a big budget Harry Potter game set in Hogwarts and it looks absolutely fantastic.
Currently, there are no official details related to this project but there were rumors about a potential Harry Potter game in development at Avalanche Software, so this could be it. Still, it is too early to reach a conclusion so take this video and information about the game with a massive grain of salt.
The full video footage clocks in at just under 1 minute and 20 seconds and seems to be running on Unreal Engine 4. It looks far too ambitious to be a fan-made project. Update: Replaced the video that was taken down with a mirror.
The features and small story blurp is also rather interesting and was shared by the YouTube user as listed below.
Set in the 19th Century (the 1800’s) Wizarding World, this 3rd person open-world action RPG game centers 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 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 an all-new story separate from the books or films
While there is no official confirmation from Warner Bros. Interactive, they have studios like Netherrealm, Rocksteady, Monolith under their belt. They have also partnered up with other third-party developers in the past like Avalanche Studios for Mad Max.