UPDATE:

Warner Bros. has now removed the video from YouTube. In addition, the BBC's Lizo Mzimba has revealed that he has been told the footage is indeed real, and comes from an in-development title currently going by the name of Harry Potter Magic Awakened. 

In addition, he claims that titles including Magic Forever have also been thrown around, and that more Potter games are in the works.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

Footage of a new action-RPG title set in the fantasy Wizarding World of Harry Potter has surfaced online via Reddit.

According to user 'VapeThisBro,' the video was taken during a focus test for the new game, which is apparently set in the 19th century and features an open-world to explore. Your character is accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as a fifth-year student, although your arrival coincides with a series of strange events in the Forbidden Forest.

Teaming up with Professor Elezar Fig, you're tasked with getting to the bottom of these odd occurrences, while battling against Dark Wizards, Goblins, and other foes while concocting potions and spells to aid you on your journey.

A leaked fact sheet also reveals that you will be able to pick from one of eight wizard types, as well as picking your house and pursue a path of good or evil. The story is totally separate from the books and films too, so be prepared to venture into new, never-before-seen locations in addition to familiar sights.

We'd obviously like to point out that nothing official has been announced yet, but faking a trailer of this nature would probably require the skills of a wizard given how good it looks. 

Harry Potter is owned by Warner Bros., which also happens to house Batman Arkham developer Rocksteady Studios. They're rumoured to be working on a Superman game though, so a more likely candidate would be Avalanche Software. 

 

 

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