Footage From Unannounced Harry Potter Role-Playing Game May Have Just Been Leaked

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

It seems the Harry Potter franchise might be ready to expand on their ​role-playing games, as the free mobile device RPG Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery came out this past April, and it appears another one is already in the works.

According to ​The Verge, a video of an unannounced Harry Potter game has leaked online from a focus group in the U.S., which showed a third-person action RPG set in the 19th century of the Wizarding World. It has since been pulled by Warner Bros. for violating copyright issues, but Twitter users have uploaded it to the social media platform.

The ​Reddit user who originally posted the footage claimed they were approached in a mall to watch the game's trailer and to complete a survey for $8. According to the Redditor, cameras and phones were not supposed to be allowed at the time, but the company conducting the survey did not take them away.

A blurb released with the footage claims players can choose between eight different Wizard types, have control of the house, and pick a path of
either good or evil.

It's not certain whether the leak is real, or if it'll ever be released, but if so, it could open up a whole new world for the Harry Potter universe. With the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them prequels in full swing, along with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play currently running in both the UK and the U.S., it could be time for another era of Hogwarts and JK Rowling's magical world.

This might just be wishful thinking, but we hope this actually is something.

Letters From James Bond Creator Ian Fleming Detailing His Infidelity Hit the Auction Block

Sony
Sony

If the adage “write what you know” truly applies, then James Bond author Ian Fleming took it to heart. Like 007, his famously womanizing character who later went on to star in a hugely successful movie franchise, Fleming was apparently prone to finding himself in choppy relationship waters, according to a collection of private letters coming up for auction.

Sotheby’s is offering a collection of 160 pieces of correspondence belonging to Fleming, including a series of exchanges between the writer and his wife, Ann, that detail his infidelity.

“You mention ‘bad old bachelor days’—the only person you stopped sleeping with when they ceased was me!” Ann wrote, apparently referencing Fleming’s indiscretions. Other letters seem to hint at a more stable, if lurid, coupling, with Fleming affectionately referring to her as “darling baby” and opening his messages by addressing her as “Dear Monkey” or “Darling Pig.”

Before they married, Ann expressed hope Fleming would arrive to take her away from her then-husband, Esmond, Viscount Rothermere, and “put me in your bed with a raw cowhide whip in my hand so as I can keep you well behaved for 40 years.” Clearly, that plan didn't succeed.

Fleming and Ann were married in 1952 and remained together until his death in 1964. The letters were often exchanged while the writer was on retreat at Goldeneye, Jamaica, where he wrote many of his Bond novels. The letters also frequently reference his work and some of Bond’s origins. In one, he explains work is going so well he’s completing a chapter a day. Describing a boat given to him by a friend, he wrote that “I have christened [it] Octopussy.”

The salacious letters will be auctioned from December 3 to 10 and are expected to fetch between about $260,000 and $400,000.

[h/t The Telegraph]

The Office-Themed Ugly Christmas Sweaters Are Here to Show Off Your Dunder Mifflin Spirit

Target
Target

It's now easier than ever to gift your loved ones with Dunder Mifflin-inspired Christmas presents, thanks to Target's new The Office collection. What does it include, you ask? Ugly Christmas sweaters with Dwight Schrute's face and the paper company's logo on them.

As reported by POPSUGAR, Target is selling two different holiday sweaters—one featuring Dwight's festive face and another, more general Dunder Mifflin one—on its website, each priced at $29.99. It seems the NBC series' popularity will never die, as companies continue to sell The Office-related products, from cool artwork to construction sets.

While fans continue to binge The Office on Netflix, they know that major changes are ahead. NBCUniversal is launching its own streaming platform, Peacock, and will take the show back in January 2021. In the meantime, you can still soak up as much Dunder Mifflin insanity as you can handle via Netflix—and now you can do it decked out in a festive holiday sweater.

[h/t POPSUGAR]

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