NetEase Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, a new game for iOS and Android mobile devices and the PC platform that invites players to experience the wizarding world, coming to Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia.
Co-developed by NetEase and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Harry Potter: Magic Awakened is a collectible card game (CCG) that features a blend of strategy roleplay (RPG) elements. Players will experience iconic moments from the original series and study magic to learn strategies and spells that can be cast in the form of cards. From “Expecto Patronum” to “Acromantula Venom,” these cards can be used in battle and will feature many of the same charms, potions, characters and fantastic beasts all fans know and love.
NetEase will publish the game in Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia in 2021. Harry Potter: Magic Awakened is the latest under Portkey Games, dedicated to creating new Wizarding World mobile and video game experiences that place players at the center of their own adventures, inspired by J.K. Rowling’s stories.
Set some years after the Second Wizarding War, Harry Potter: Magic Awakened invites players to embark on their very own illustrious wizarding journey. Players will first begin as young witches and wizards who have just received their acceptance letters to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Throughout their journey, players will experience magical moments from the original Harry Potter series.
These adventures include boarding the Hogwart’s Express, which connects Platform 9¾ at London’s King’s Cross railway station with Hogsmeade Station; participating in the Sorting Ceremony, where students are sorted into Houses based on their personalities and aptitudes; and playing Quidditch, the popular sport played by teams flying around on broomsticks.
Players will also get to interact with Harry, Ron, Hermione and other familiar characters in the game and learn magic spells with them and many other friends.
As they grow to master new spells and recruit powerful allies, players must draw on their expanding arsenal of magical knowledge to devise unique strategies and magical combinations – learning what to cast and when – as they progress through increasingly challenging trials and duel against their peers in player versus player (PvP) combat.