Tomorrow (or late tonight, depending on when you go) fans will travel back to J.K. Rowling‘s world of witchcraft and wizardry with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. To entertain you during the excruciating wait, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developer Mediatonic have just launched a mobile game for iOs and Android called Fantastic Beasts: Cases From the Wizarding World–and it’s actually pretty cool. Check out the trailer at the top of the page.
Yes! Now we have something to play while we wait in line at the theater. In Cases from the Wizarding World, fans will join the Ministry of Magic to investigate “unexplained happenings that could only be caused by magical creatures”. The game fits into the hidden object genre and gives you the opportunity to cast familiar spells, encounter fantastic creatures, and venture to familiar locations like the Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley.
“So the idea behind it was that we wanted to create a game different from any other experience,” Mary Casey, director of product at WB Games San Francisco, told the folks at Pottermore. “We wanted to place you, as a player, into the wizarding world, and create something you could really reach out and touch.”
There will be references and details that are sure to excite folks who read the original books and watched the films. According to Casey, everyone who worked on the game is a huge fan of Rowling’s world. To add that extra bit of authenticity, the team “spent a lot of time at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London in Leavesden to get in a lot of little references. Everything from Bertie Bott’s to Butterbeers”–oh my!
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