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Iconic locations such Diagon Alley, Leaky Cauldron and Hogsmeade are featured in the game when searching for clues, unveiling hidden items and analyzing pieces of evidence. (Pottermore/File)
Amid the screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in cinemas across the globe, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a mobile game inspired by the movie, Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World.
As announced in J.K. Rowling’s online global publishing portal Pottermore, the game became available on Android and iOS devices Thursday.
Set in the same universe of the recently released film, the game investigates strange cases with the player being a newly hired wizard to the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures.
According to AdWeek, those who have not seen the latest film should not worry about any major story spoilers as the game runs follows an entirely different story.
(Read also: 'Fantastic Beasts' franchise grows to 5 films)
Developed by Mediatonic in partnership with WB Game San Francisco, the idea behind the game, as explained by WB Games product director Marey Casey, is to “place you, as the player, into the wizarding world, and create something you could really reach out and touch.”
Iconic locations such Diagon Alley, Leaky Cauldron and Hogsmeade are featured in the game when searching for clues, unveiling hidden items and analyzing pieces of evidence—all the steps needed to identify magical creatures that are subjects of the cases.
Featuring purchasable in-app features, the game is currently available for free through Google Play and the App Store. (mra/kes)
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