This 2023 is proving to be a year full of emotions for the muggle population. Following the February launch of Hogwarts Legacy, and the announcement of a Harry Potter TV series, Warner Bros today announced a new video game entirely dedicated to Quidditchthe most popular and beloved sport in the Wizarding World.
Those who loved Hogwarts Legacy – and we are among them – know that unfortunately the game has not integrated sports, although there is more than one playing field in the title’s vast open world. Many had hoped for a dedicated DLC. But today’s news goes far beyond expectations: WB has announced Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions.
What we know about the new video game Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions
Actually at the moment the news is quite scarce, but we know that the title will be a competitive multiplayer game. Warner Bros has already presented the game’s official website, complete with a registration form to enter the play test program and a large FAQ section.
From this we learn that the game is currently under development. He’s working on it Unbroken Studios and will be published, on an unspecified date, by Portkey Games (Warner Bros. owned publisher that handles all Harry Potter games).
Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions will be available for both consoles and PC e an internet connection will be required, being a competitive multiplayer video game. Players will be able to customize their own Quidditch player.
The teaser trailer for Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions
What is Quidditch?
Those of you who are diehard Muggles, totally unrelated to the wizarding world, probably know nothing of the most popular sport among wizards.
Quidditch is a fictional sport played by witches and wizards on flying broomsticks. It is played between two teams of seven players each, on an oval court with three high rings on each side. The aim of the game is to score more points than the opposing team by throwing a called ball pluffa through the circles. Each goal is worth ten points.
Besides the quaffle, there are other balls in play. Specifically there are two racing cars (heavy balls that have the sole purpose of hitting and throwing players) and the boccino d’oro: a golden ball that shoots across the playing field at high speed. So fast that it is very difficult to spot with the naked eye. The team that manages to catch the golden snitch ends the game and has a bonus of 150 points.
The teams are made up of a goalkeeper (who defends the rings), three chasers (who pass the quaffle to try to score goals), two beaters (who use mallets to drive bludgers towards opposing players, and a seeker (who has the only task is to locate and catch the golden snitch).
You will be surprised to know that Quidditch is also played in real life. And it’s irresistibly bizarre.