‘Harry Potter Go’ Gameplay, Game Features, News & Updates: New ‘Fantastic Beast’ Game ‘Pokemon Go-Esque’? More Details on Proposed ‘Harry Potter’ App
The demand for "Harry Potter Go" is still aggressive but no official statement has been made about the proposed app. However, Warner Bros. might have already solved this predicament. A new location-based app for "Harry Potter" fans will be released to coincide with the premiere of the highly-anticipated "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them".
The game is titled "Fantastic Beast: Cases From The Wizarding World," and was developed by Mediatonic in partnership with Warner Bros. Slated to launch on November 17, the app will be available on the App Store and Google Play. This might not be the complete "Harry Potter Go" package, but players will have fun exploring places already familiar to J.K. Rowling loyalists, such as Hogsmeade, Leaky Cauldron, and Diagon Alley.
What's more, game players get to be sorted out into the four houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin and will have their own Marauder's Map. This should be exciting news for "Harry Potter Go" onlookers, given the proposed game is yet to be considered by Niantic, Warner Bros., and J.K. Rowling herself.
News of the forthcoming "Fantastic Beast: Cases From The Wizarding World" mobile app doesn't close doors for a real "Harry Potter Go" game, however. In fact, an online petition is still ongoing for the app to materialize! The goal of the petition is to accumulate 65,000 signatures to urge game developers to model an app the likes of "Pokemon Go." The petition has already collected 60,859 as of this writing.
Since it may take a while for a "Harry Potter Go" app to be developed and released, "Harry Potter" fans might as well settle for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." "We are delighted to bring fans a new mobile game inspired by J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World, which invites players to discover their own fantastic beasts," said David Haddad, President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "'Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World' offers a fun, magical mobile experience to all players."
This isn't the last time you'll hear of "Harry Potter Go," for sure. Who knows - in the coming months - we might hear a word or two from Niantic. Better yet, Rowling herself.