Warner Bros. Games and NetEase, Inc. today released Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, a free-to-play collectible card roleplay game (RPG) set in the wizarding world. You can watch the launch trailer using the player below.
Starting today, players in various territories in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Oceania and the Middle East can download the game for free on the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android.
Co-developed and co-published by Warner Bros. Games and NetEase Games, Harry Potter: Magic Awakened is the latest title released under Portkey Games, the label dedicated to creating new mobile and videogame experiences inspired by the wizarding world that place the player at the center of their own adventure.
“With the global launch of Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, we are partnering with NetEase to further expand the Wizarding World for mobile players worldwide with the game’s distinctive art style and immersive game design that propelled it to hit status in China,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Games.
Haddad continued: “Mobile gaming remains a critical part of our strategy, and with its magical gameplay, Harry Potter: Magic Awakened was created specifically for the fans as an opportunity to further grow in the space with one of our biggest franchises.”
“From the intricate mechanics of the collectible card system, to the linework of the game’s art style, we have collaborated with Warner Bros. Games on every aspect of development to ensure an authentic adaptation of the wizarding world in Harry Potter: Magic Awakened,” said Ethan Wang, Senior Vice President, NetEase Inc.
Wang added: “The game has achieved great success thus far and positive fan reception among current players, and we are delighted to now welcome a global audience into this magical universe.”
Harry Potter: Magic Awakened is a free-to-play, immersive collectible card (CCG) and massively multiplayer (MMO) wizarding dueling game featuring a blend of strategy roleplay (RPG).
Set ten years after the Battle of Hogwarts, players will experience all the hallmarks of a wizarding education and embark on a riveting new story, featuring familiar faces from the original series and new characters alike. As players progress, they will learn spells that can be cast through the form of cards.
Players will need to harness these spells, devise unique strategies and form winning combinations – learning what to cast and when – as they venture through increasingly challenging trials, duel other players and master the magic in their own illustrious wizarding journey.
HARRY POTTER: MAGIC AWAKENED FEATURES
Experience Life as a Hogwarts Student: From customizing their character and receiving their wand, to experiencing the Sorting Hat ceremony and flying around Hogwarts, there is much to see and do at Hogwarts.
As First-year students, players will also be able to attend a rotating schedule of classes including Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Care of Magical Creatures, History of Magic and Divination – all with their own minigames, objectives and rewards.
Fill Your Spellbook: With more than 70 spells and summons available at launch — each with their own unique effects and benefits — players can create decks with infinite combinations around damage, control, support and defense to use magic in their own way.
To further customize playstyles, fans can equip Echoes that grant special boosts to stats, traits, or passive abilities – as well as Companion cards that can summon powerful allies such as Hermione Granger and Rubeus Hagrid to aid in battle.
Immersive Massively Multiplayer World: Join a Social Club with other players and take part in special activities such as caring for a dragon egg or entering boss raids to fight powerful creatures like a Thunderbird.
Players can also invite a friend to dance in the Dance Club rhythm minigame, encounter other witches and wizards while exploring Diagon Alley, attend classes with peers and more.
Brand-new Story: Featuring new and original characters from the “Harry Potter” series, experience a brand-new story in the wizarding world. Each year at Hogwarts will bring a fresh arc and different adventures to explore.
Dueling Club: Players can compete against each other in friendly real-time wizarding duels and climb the leaderboards in a battle of wits and magical mastery. Choose from 1v1 and 2v2 options, as well as special limited-time game modes.
Forbidden Forest: Venture into the Forbidden Forest solo or in multiplayer co-op to battle through increasingly difficult challenges that offer greater rewards with each victory.
Exclusive stories and magical creatures like Centaurs, Acromantulas, Unicorns and more await.