Goodness, the stars have aligned.
For the longest time, we’ve wondered just what Rocksteady have been working on all this time since the release of Batman Arkham Knight. From their no-show at E3 to countless rumours circulating the interwebs, it looks like we may be getting a little closer to knowing exactly what on earth they’ve been cooking for us. Was it Superman? Justice League? TMNT? It turns out, ya bunch of muggles, that they may have been creating a fully fledged Harry Potter RPG.
If the leaks that have been coming out today are true, Rocksteady have been developing a Potter RPG set in the Wizarding World, as the footage below reveals. The footage was apparently shot at a focus group put on by Rocksteady.
There’s even a blurb to go alongside the footage;
‘Set in the 19th Century (1800’s) Wizarding World, this 3rd person open-world action RPG game centers around your character with unique abilities who has eared a late acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You are a newly arrived 5th year student to Hogwarts that demonstrates a latent gift for magic with a unique ability to track and identify remnants of a pottant ancient power.
Upon arrival, strange events begin to materialize In the Forbidden Forrest and trouble begins o brew within the castle walls. Together with Professor Elezar Fig, you embark on a journey through both familiar and never before seen locations to bring to light the truth behind these mysterious occurrences.
On your quest you will craft potions, master new spells, and discover fantastical beasts. You will battle Dark Wizards, Goblins, and other supernatural enemies and uncover the truth about your destiny – the Fate of the Wizarding World lies in your hands.
Journey to Hogwarts to become one of 8 different Wizard types -Experience Hogwarts, make new friends, uncover new secrets, and change the fate of the Wizarding world. -Experience a new magic system that creates countless possibilities to master magic. -Freely explore the Wizarding World for the first time., Choose your house and friends at Hogwarts, and decide to pursue a path of good or evil. -Create your own witch or wizard, and experience a all new story separate from the books or films’
Do we know this is real? Not at all. Until Rocksteady come out and confirm just what on earth they’ve been working on, we haven’t got a scooby if we can take any of this as gospel. Still, the combination of Rocksteady and Harry Potter seems to make perfect sense and of course, given their history with WB Games, no other developer would have a game of this magnitude in development. That’s what we think anyway.
Still, there’s an awful lot of salt to be taken here and as we said, Rocksteady are remaining very quiet on the subject (at least at the time of writing).
A Harry Potter RPG from Rocksteady. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, Clark Kent.