Update: 

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has claimed the video below. This lends more credibility towards it being real. You can still view the footage at this mirror link.

Original Story:

Early footage of what appears to be a Harry Potter RPG has leaked. YouTube user RastaPasta uploaded a video of offscreen footage from the game. According to Press Start, this leaked by way of a focus group in America.

Check out the leaked footage of the Harry Potter RPG below: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-HER1xKQl4

It’s important to note that all of this is technically unconfirmed. With that said, if this is in fact a forgery, it’s incredibly well done. Since the game would inevitably be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, it seems likely that Avalanche Software are the ones developing it.

Here’s the description they provided:

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.
FEATURES

  • 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

While there have been a number of Harry Potter games over the years, they’ve always been of mixed quality and reception at absolute best. If this is real, I imagine an announcement will be coming sometime in the near future. With the next Fantastic Beasts film releasing this November, a game announcement around then, whether at the upcoming Xbox event X018 or the Game Awards, would make sense. We’ll keep digging for more information in the meantime.