November 16, 2009
First Official Harry Potter Game
Now Available on the App Store
Transform the iPhone or iPod
touch into a magic wand and prepare for a duel
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution
today announced the HARRY POTTER: SPELLS App is now available from the App
Store. The app, based on the Harry Potter films, will transform Muggles
everywhere into fledgling wizards, casting spells at their opponents to stun
them with Stupefy! or disarm them with Expelliarmus! The HARRY POTTER SPELLS App
is the only official Harry Potter game available on the App Store.
Beginning with an arsenal of 14
spells, wizards-in-training can conjure magic alone or duel others by casting
spells from one device to another using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connections. After
receiving an official invitation to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and
Wizardry, students will make the ceremonial visit to Ollivanders wand shop,
where the wand destined for them will then choose its new master. Players are
then introduced to the legendary Sorting Hat and placed into one of four houses
(Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin). Next, it’s time to begin
wizard training in the Spell Tutorial where players learn the specific hand
gestures to cast each spell. Once a spell is mastered it can be used in a duel.
May the Best Wizard Win!
Once students master their spells
they can practice alone or challenge a friend to a duel. While players of
different years may duel, be wary, as more advanced students will have a
tactical advantage with a larger repertoire of spells – but novice students can
still win based on their magical skills (more damage is done to an opponent with
higher level spells and with well-cast spells, regardless of level). A duel
concludes when one player’s health meter is reduced to zero.
The app teaches players some of the
most popular spells from the world of Harry Potter, including Lumos and Expecto
There are several categories of
spells in the app, including:
Offensive spells – lower an
opponent’s Health meter.
Defensive spells – deflect
Offensive spells or replenish the player’s health.
Status spells – offensive spells
that hinder an opponent’s ability to cast spells for a brief period of time.
Non-Dueling Spells – some of the
most popular spells fans know and love such as Alohomora.
Accomplishments, including mastering
spells in practice mode and winning duels, are rewarded with house points. The
house points that a player earns are combined with those earned by all other
players in the same house around the world. In the Profile section, players can
monitor the following:
Statistics: A record of the
player’s accomplishments and total number of house points earned including
name, House, wins/losses in dueling, total house points, player’s rank within
the house and in the school.
House Point Leaderboard: Displays
top ranked players in all four houses and an Overall Leaderboard that
showcases the top Hogwarts students.
Facebook integration – Players can
post profiles and scores on Facebook.
The HARRY POTTER: SPELLS App is
available for $4.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at
The app was developed in association
with Mikoishi. For more information on HARRY POTTER SPELLS please visit: