New Harry Potter Game Exists That Will Let You Actually Attend Hogwarts
Harry Potter games have always been ahead of their time. Do you remember the PS2 games where you could wander the halls, speak to Hagrid and pick up All Flavour Beans all over the gaff? It was great. Also, you had to master the broomstick but I'd rather not talk about that. It still brings back bad memories.
Anyway, Entertainment Weekly has found out that a new game is coming out and it's going to blow that PS2 version straight out the water.
The game is coming next year and it will apparently allow you to create your own character and take magical classes at Hogwarts including Defence Against the Dark Arts, Duelling Club, and, of course, Potions.
Davis Haddad, president of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, said: "Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a mobile gaming experience inspired by J.K. Rowling's spell-binding lore, and it will be an exciting way for fans to experience the Wizarding World."
Co-founder and CEO of Jam City, Chris DeWolfe, added: "As Harry Potter fanatics ourselves, we have great respect for the millions of people throughout the world who have followed the Harry Potter stories for more than 20 years,
"This game is a labor of love for our developers and artists, who are dedicated to creating the most magical entertainment and game play experience for everyone who adores J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World."
This comes after it was announced that a Harry Potter version of Pokémon Go is going to be released next year.
Remember Pokémon Go? When it was released last year it divided the nation. To those who were playing the game it gave them an opportunity to see the world through an augmented, digital reality - to imagine what it felt like to be Ash meeting Professor Oak for the first time, and live out their childhood fantasies of owning Charizards and Gengars.
To everyone else, the players were just a bunch of losers. Each to their own though.
Now it looks like the next game could be set in in the Harry Potter universe - leaving hundreds of grown adults, who think it's cool to dress up in wands and capes, wandering our street with their eyes glued to their smartphones.
Titled Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the game will use the same augmented reality gameplay used in Pokémon Go.
TechCrunch reports that it is set to launch in 2018, co-developed by Warner Bros Interactive and its new sub brand Portkey Games.
Credit: Pokémon Go
The announcement follows rumours of the game release earlier this year, although it is now officially confirmed to be happening.
The Pokémon Go craze was one of the biggest events of 2016, so the developers will likely be hoping to emulate the apps success in one of the most popular fantasy universes of all time.
Although, to be fair, despite being a book and film series people associate with children, Harry Potter deals with some complex issues and topics.
You could trawl through Tumblr, Reddit and Twitter and find any number of fan theories about Harry's parents dying and Snape's love for Lilly Potter. Deep.
In fact someone has even released an unofficial Disney version of 'Cards Against Humanity' - combining childhood nostalgia with twisted ideas you probably never wanted to think about.
You can now order the 'Cards Against Muggles' game, which has tons of tasteless (unofficial) Harry Potter references, with the makers describing it as 'strictly for Potterheads over 18'.
Credit: Facebook / Cards Against Muggles
Available only as a download, it contains over 1,200 cards (350 black cards and 850 white cards), with some pretty rude potential combinations.
The manufacturer describes the games as: "A must for all Harry Potter and/or Cards Against Humanity fans. Its guaranteed to bring hours of laughs! You don't want to miss out on owning this game if you are a fan!"
Credit: Facebook / Cards Against Muggles
There are over 150 pages in total, with 9 cards per page and the manufacturers suggest that anybody who wants them to feel more 'authentic' should get them printed on card at their local office supply store.
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