The long rumored Harry Potter game has now gotten some form of “legitimate” backing, as per reports by Jason Schreier on Bloomberg.
Based on the report, the Harry Potter game is planned for a late 2021 release across multiple platforms which includes the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X and is being described as a “game that will let players role-play as wizards and roam a vast, open-world re-creation of Hogwarts and its surrounding areas.”
These details come from two people who are currently working on the project, according to Schreier. The game is currently in development at Avalanche Software, a WB owned studio whose recent works include titles like Disney Infinity and Cars 2.
According to further statements, despite the challenges that the title has been facing like its association to JK Rowling or event the looming rumors of a WB games sale, the game is still on schedule for release next year.
With E3 out of the picture, WB Games is still looking to announce the new Batman game in August during the DC FanDome event alongside a possible Suicide Squad reveal, with the Harry Potter title being announced much later.
According to Eurogamer, a number of new Warner Bros. domains have been spotted that seems to point to new projects that the company is working on, including a new Batman and Suicide Squad game.
Based on a discussion on resetera forums, there are 3 domains that have been registered by MarkMonitor, the company that “is also the registrar of wbgames.com.” These domains include:
Among these, Gotham Knights is being touted as the title WB Montreal has been working on, which has been teased for quite some time now, even sporting the #CaptureTheKnight hashtag.
Both Suicide Squad domains refer to the new game by Rocksteady, with the second one possibly being “a contender for the game’s final title”.
Both titles are slated to be released for the next generation consoles, with the Suicide Squad game being the one further out. These titles are expected to be teased during the DC FanDome event currently scheduled for August 22.
It may be an old game, but it’s also free so we can’t complain!
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition is currently free on the PlayStation store, Xbox Marketplace, and even the PC until June 25. Just redeem it and it should be free to keep!
An announcement by the official WB Games Twitter account had this to say:
The description of the game can be seen below:
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition enhances the bold new franchise to the fighting game genre from NetherRealm Studios. Featuring six new playable characters, over 30 new skins, and 60 new S.T.A.R. Labs missions, this edition packs a punch.
In addition to DC Comics icons such as Batman, The Joker, Green Lantern, The Flash, Superman and Wonder Woman, the latest title from the award-winning studio presents a deep original story. Heroes and villains will engage in epic battles on a massive scale in a world where the line between good and evil has been blurred.
Check out the links below for your respective regional storefronts:
Injustice: Gods Among Us released back in 2013 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U.
DC FanDome, a Warner Bros. digital event that will be held on August 22, will be a “free virtual fan experience where no badge is required” that will host “new announcements from WB Games, Film and TV, and comics,”.
Will this finally be the event where the new Batman and Harry Potter titles are to be revealed?
According to the official press release, “The DC FanDome is the place to hear highly anticipated announcements and the latest news, see exclusive footage, and venture into themed worlds designed to entertain everyone from movie and TV superfans to gamers and readers, to families and kids.”
Rumors have been circulating about an upcoming Batman title from WB Montreal and various leaks of a Harry Potter game. A new Rocksteady project has also been talked about, so this could round up the trio of reveals that WB Games was hoping to reveal during E3, as reported by VGC.
With the cancellation of E3, supposedly the game event where announcements would make the biggest impact, it would make sense that the game reveals would now take place during FanDome, which you can learn more about in their official website and through the various social media channels like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.