Harry Potter game developers finally remember Quidditch exists (game news).

Just when you thought you’d be stuck with a subpar game of virtual Quidditch on the PlayStation 2, Warner Bros. comes swooping in like a Snitch with a brand new game called Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions. It’s like they finally realized that people actually enjoy the flying sport more than, say, picking up Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans in a pixelated 3D Hogwarts. Revolutionary.

In a bold and daring move, Warner Bros. announced the new game on Twitter. Twitter, of all places! I mean, who needs a fancy press release or a high-production trailer when you can just throw out a tweet, right? It’s as if they thought, “Hey, we’ve got this incredible new game that fans will go nuts over, but let’s just casually announce it via a 280-character message.”

Harry Potter game developers finally remember Quidditch exists (game news).
Let’s try the spell, Broomflyusfastus?

Now, about the development team. Portkey Games, the masterminds behind the Potter-less Hogwarts Legacy, has teamed up with Unbroken Studios to create this magical experience. You might remember Unbroken Studios from such hits as Fractured Lands and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. So naturally, our hopes are soaring like a rogue Bludger.

Oh, but there’s more! This game is so new and mysterious that it hasn’t even shown up on Portkey’s website yet. They do have an FAQ page, though, which is adorable. It’s as if they’re saying, “We know you’re going to have a thousand questions, but we’re only going to answer, like, four of them.” And before you ask, yes, J.K. Rowling is still involved, so start preparing your think pieces now.

Here’s the deal: You can sign up for a playtest at https://quidditchchampions.wbgames.com/en, but that doesn’t guarantee you’ll get in. It’s like trying to get into the Room of Requirement; you might want it badly enough, but the universe might have other plans. So go ahead, put your name in the hat (or Goblet of Fire, if you prefer) and cross your wand-wielding fingers.

In conclusion, brace yourself for Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions, the game we all wanted years ago but are only now getting because the developers were too busy denying us the Quidditch experience in Hogwarts Legacy. It’s about time we get a standalone Quidditch game, so let’s just hope it doesn’t turn out to be the gaming equivalent of a misfired Bat-Bogey Hex.

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