Time to Get Wicked: “Wizards Unite” and “Hogwarts Mystery” Are Celebrating Dark Arts Month
Twilight is falling earlier, pumpkin spice products abound, the trees are taking on their autumn hues, and the air is filled with Dementors. Welcome to Dark Arts Month, wizarding world gamers!
Both Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery are celebrating the witchy season this month, and we’ve got all the details on Halloween festivities in your favorite mobile games. Wands at the ready…
We’ve also got a few other tidbits for you this week! Remember that supposedly leaked footage of a potential Harry Potter RPG game? Its legend continues to live on to this day, with Game Rant speculating this week about which Warner Bros. game studio could possibly be developing the game and Entertainment Weekly imparting that there are rumors the game could be in the works for PlayStation’s new PlayStation 5 console, which is slated for release prior to the 2020 holiday season.
And in not-quite-official game news, two more titles have arrived in the “nobody used the name Harry Potter specifically, but… yeah, this is all about Harry Potter” camp. The PC game Broomstick League made its debut late last month at TwitchCon in San Diego, California, and this is Quidditch. Enough differences exist to keep the developers safe, however, including the fact that there’s only one ball, and everyone’s objective is just to get it through the other team’s lone hoop while using magic to dodge enemies and defend the goal. The game is expected to appear on Steam Early Access in early January 2020.
Available now on Steam Early Access, meanwhile, is Spellcaster University, and if you’ve ever wanted to be on the Hogwarts Board of Governors, this one is for you. You’ll be creating your own Hogwarts-esque school of magic, designing coats of arms for the school’s houses, sorting students, and trying to keep your pupils from being bludgeoned by monsters. Sound familiar? You can choose the classes that will be available, the students’ uniforms, and whether you’ll be a Weasley-esque headmaster who lets the kiddies go bonkers or an Umbridge-and-Filch hybrid who threatens them with shackles. There are also dragons and an evil villain lurking in the wings because of course there are.
And that’ll do it for this month’s comprehensive game update! Which ones are you playing? What do you like and dislike about them? Let us know in the comments, and keep an eye out for our next installment of gaming news!