Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, the New Hidden Objects
Mobile Game Will Release Worldwide in November 2016
BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Fantastic
Beasts: Cases From The Wizarding World, a new hidden objects
mobile game inspired by the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts
films. Launching on November 17, 2016, a day before the theatrical
release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated new film Fantastic
Beasts and Where to Find Them, the game will be available for
download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and Google Play for
Developed by Mediatonic, in partnership with WB Games San Francisco, Fantastic
Beasts: Cases From The Wizarding World enables players to delve
into the wizarding world as new recruits for the Ministry of Magic,
visiting familiar locations like the Leaky Cauldron, Diagon Alley and
Hogsmeade while exploring all-new magical mysteries. By discovering
hidden objects, analyzing evidence, casting spells and brewing potions,
players investigate unexplained happenings to uncover and protect the
magical creatures at the center of every mysterious case.
“We are delighted to bring fans a new mobile game inspired by J.K.
Rowling’s Wizarding World, which invites players to discover their own
fantastic beasts,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros.
Interactive Entertainment. “Fantastic Beasts: Cases From The
Wizarding World offers a fun, magical mobile experience to all
Players are able to share their wizarding world experience with friends
and fellow recruits by logging into Facebook to see each other’s
progress and lend a helping hand. Fantastic Beasts: Cases From The
Wizarding World is free-to-play on the App Store and Google Play.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home
Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer,
licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive
space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and
PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of
seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450
million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories
and translated into 79 languages, and have been turned into eight
She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch
Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
in aid of Comic Relief; and The Tales of Beedle the Bard in aid
of her children’s charity Lumos.
In addition to making her screenwriting debut on the film Fantastic
Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling collaborated on a stage
play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, which
opened in London’s West End in the summer of 2016. Harry Potter and
the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne, based on an original
new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.
In 2012, J.K. Rowling’s digital entertainment and e-commerce company
Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy her new writing and
immerse themselves deeper in the wizarding world.
Her first novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, was
published in September 2012 and adapted for TV by the BBC in 2015. Her
crime novels, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, were
published in 2013 (The Cuckoo’s Calling), 2014 (The Silkworm)
and 2015 (Career of Evil), and are to be adapted for a
major new television series for BBC One, produced by Brontë Film and
J.K. Rowling’s 2008 Harvard commencement speech was published in 2015 as
an illustrated book, Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure
and the Importance of Imagination, and sold in aid of her charity
Lumos and university–wide financial aid at Harvard.
FANTASTIC BEASTS: CASES FROM THE WIZARDING WORLD software © 2016 Warner
Bros. Entertainment Inc. Developed by Mediatonic.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM characters, names and related
indicia are: ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING’S
WIZARDING WORLD ™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Publishing Rights © JKR.
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