Was it ever possible that mobile gaming would be exempt from this year’s barrage of Harry Potter nostalgia? Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that it would launch a hidden objects mobile game with Mediatonic, timed to the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Players enter the wizarding world as members of the Ministry of Magic and explore familiar locations from the Harry Potter series, such as Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. They can discover hidden magical objects, cast spells, brew potions and eventually discover lurking magical creatures (kind of like that other mobile game).
“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 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment President David Haddad in a press release. “Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World offers a fun, magical mobile experience to all players.”
Fantastic Beasts: Cases From The Wizarding World will be available on the App Store and Google Play on Nov. 17.