New 'Fantastic Beasts' Mobile Game Is Pokémon Go For 'Harry Potter' Fans
OK, fine, you have my interest. And my data. And my storage space.
According to a press release from Monday night, the "hidden objects" game was developed in partnership with Mediatonic and is called Fantastic Beasts: Cases From The Wizarding World.
You play the game as a new recruit for the Ministry of Magic and are able to explore classic "Potter" locations like the Leaky Cauldron, Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade.
Players can cast spells, brew potions and, yes, find those fantastic beasts that Eddie Redmayne let escape.
In the press release, President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment said,
We are delighted to bring fans a new mobile game inspired by JK Rowling's Wizarding World, which invites players to discover their own fantastic beasts. Fantastic Beasts: Cases From The Wizarding World offers a fun, magical mobile experience to all players.
So, what you're telling us is you get to walk around and capture creatures with magic. Sound familiar to anyone?
The biggest difference is, of course, the lack of virtual reality that made Pokémon Go so popular.
So no, it's not exactly like Pokémon Go.
But Nintendo might want to take note and make its own VR "Potter" game.
Like the rest of the world, I played Pokémon Go religiously for two weeks, didn't open the app for months and finally deleted it last week to free up storage space for my podcasts.
But if I could run around my office catching Nifflers and Hungarian Horntails instead of working, I definitely would.
Fantastic Beasts: Cases From The Wizarding World will be available, free of charge, for iOS and Android on the App Store and Google Play on November 17.