Warner Bros. and NetEase have announced that they will launch Harry Potter: Magic Awakened on iOS and Android globally in 2022. The game has already become a hit in selected Asian countries.
The companies opened pre-registration on Google Play for players from the Americas, Europe, and Oceania.
Harry Potter: Magic Awakened is a mobile card game based on the world-famous franchise. It is set 10 years after the events described in the books and allows players to collect different spells and fight other users in duels.
“We are excited to open this title to a worldwide audience, and we believe fans of one of the world’s biggest brands will be delighted that they can embark on adventures and experience an immersive story through a marvelous journey in the wizarding world, with infinite possibilities empowered by magic.” NetEase CEO William Ding said.
The game came out in China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan in September 2021. Harry Potter: Magic Awakened surpassed $22 million in revenue during its first week and reached $228 million by November 2021.
Despite huge success in terms of money, the game has already got into several controversies in China. First, players accused NetEase of oversexualizing female characters’ facial expressions. The company also had to apologize for unfair terms during the latest in-game event.