NetEase Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, a new game for iOS and Android mobile devices and PC platforms that invite players to experience a magical world, is coming to Asian regions.
Co-developed by NetEase and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Harry Potter: Magic Awakened is a collectible card game (CCG) featuring a mix of strategy roleplay (RPG) elements. Players will experience iconic moments from the original series and learn magic to learn strategies and spells that can be cast in cards. From “Expecto Patronum” to “Acromantula Venom,” these cards can be used in battle and will feature many of the same fantastical spells, potions, characters, and beasts that all fans know and love.
The title will be published in Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia in 2021 by NetEase. Harry Potter: Magic Awakened is the latest addition under Portkey Games, a label dedicated to creating new Wizarding World mobile and videogame experiences that put players at the center of their own adventure, inspired by J.K. Rowling.
Set several years after the Second Wizarding War, Harry Potter: Magic Awakened invites players to embark on their own illustrious wizarding journey. Players will first start as young wizards and wizards who have just received their acceptance letter to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Throughout their journey, players will personally experience magical moments from the original Harry Potter series. These include boarding the Hogwart’s Express, which connects Platform 9¾ at London’s King’s Cross railway station with Hogsmeade Station; participate in the Sorting Ceremony, where students are sorted into Houses based on their personalities and talents; and playing Quidditch, a popular sport played by teams flying on broomsticks.
Players will also 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 utilize their growing arsenal of magical knowledge to devise unique strategies and magical combinations – learning what spells to use and when – as they progress through increasingly challenging trials and duel against their counterparts in player versus player (PvP) combat.
Players will be able to use cards that represent different spells on the battlefield, and all details about these different spells will be stored in their spellbooks.