Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Harry Potter: Magic Awakened?
A: Harry Potter: Magic Awakened is an immersive collectible card (CCG) and massively multiplayer (MMO) wizarding duelling game featuring a blend of strategy roleplay (RPG) elements. Players will take on the role of a first-year student at Hogwarts, joining thousands of other witches and wizards in a quest to master their magic.
Q: Who is the publisher of Harry Potter: Magic Awakened?
A: Harry Potter: Magic Awakened is co-published by Warner Bros. Games and NetEase Games under the Portkey Games label.
Q: Who is the developer of Harry Potter: Magic Awakened?
A: Harry Potter: Magic Awakened is co-developed by Warner Bros. Games and NetEase Games under the Portkey Games label.
Q: When will Harry Potter: Magic Awakened launch for global territories?
A: Harry Potter: Magic Awakened will launch globally in 2023. Players in the Americas, Europe and Oceania are invited to pre-register on Google Play and the game’s official website at www.MagicAwakened.com to be notified upon the game’s release. Pre-registrations and closed beta tests will also begin for players residing in other Asia territories later this year.
Q: Which territories will Harry Potter: Magic Awakened be released in?
A: Harry Potter: Magic Awakened is currently released in China Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions. The game will launch for global territories in 2023.
Q: Which platform will the game be available on?
A: Harry Potter: Magic Awakened will be available for free download on the App Store and Google Play for mobile devices.
Q: What is Portkey Games?
A: Portkey Games, from Warner Bros. Games, is the games label dedicated to creating new Wizarding World mobile and videogame experiences that place the player at the centre of their own adventure, inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories. Portkey Games offers players the opportunity to make their own narrative choices and engage with the Wizarding World setting to discover new and unique experiences. The label was created to bring gamers and fans new gaming experiences that allow them to delve into the Wizarding World in immersive ways where they can create their own magical stories.
Q: What does Portkey mean, and why have you chosen it for this label?
A: In the Harry Potter series, a Portkey is an object, enchanted to instantly transport anyone touching it to a specific location. Most of the time, a Portkey is an everyday object that would not draw the attention of a Muggle. For Portkey Games, it symbolizes how games under this label will transport fans to their own adventures inspired by the Wizarding World.
Q: What type of games will be developed under Portkey Games?
A: Portkey Games enables developers to create a variety of new and immersive gaming experiences that are all inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. These experiences have not been written by J.K. Rowling and will not be direct adaptations of the books and films. These are games that have been created for the fans, by game-makers who themselves are fans of and have been inspired by the Wizarding World.
Q: Are Portkey Games created with J.K. Rowling’s approval?
A: Each experience offered under Portkey Games will take place in the wizarding world and will be authentic to it. J.K. Rowling is supportive of Portkey Games and has entrusted the design and creation of the games to Warner Bros. Games and the developers involved.
Q: Will Portkey Games adhere to Wizarding World lore?
A: Yes, while Portkey Games are not direct adaptations of the books and films, the games are anchored in Wizarding World lore. Developers can create a variety of new and unique gaming experiences that are all inspired by the magical universe created by J.K. Rowling, so you may find some interesting new locations, characters, story elements, etc.
Q: Will favourite characters and locations from the Harry Potter books and films be featured in Portkey Games?
A: In Portkey Games, you can expect to see familiar locations and fan favourite characters, as well as new characters. You may even see familiar characters at different points in their lives depending on the game and experience.