Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has come to VR once again

The Pottermore Team announced yesterday that a new expanded version of its Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them VR experience has offically come to all your favorite VR devices — this time with even more beasts.

A limited version of the experience came out last year, but it was only available to those with Google Daydream VR. The updated version is now available for Google Daydream in addition to HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Gear VR. Not everything changed, however — the new experience shares pretty much exactly the same premise as its predecessor: once you put on your VR headset of choice, you'll get to explore Magizoologist Newt Scamander's magical suitcase as well as the various areas which are home to his beloved beasts. As you're guided by the voice of Newt himself, you can interact with the beasts, feeding them, caring for them, and performing spells using your controller as a wand. Newt will also tell you interesting information about the beast you're currently caring for, essentially giving you a Magizoological speed course.

Famed fantastic beasts featured in the experience include terrifying Graphorns, adorable Bowtruckles, intimidating Occamys, glitter-loving Nifflers, and a "truly spectacular Thunderbird."

The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them VR Experience should be available January 23 on all your favorite VR devices. Get it below!

Links will be added as they are made available. Check back for updates!

  • HTC Vive - $9.99 - Download now
  • Google Daydream
  • Oculus Rift
  • Gear VR


Have you explored the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them VR experience yet? What did you think? Share in the comments!

Tory Foulk

Tory Foulk is a writer at Mobile Nations. She lives at the intersection of technology and sorcery and enjoys radio, bees, and houses in small towns. When she isn't working on articles, you'll likely find her listening to her favorite podcasts in a carefully curated blanket nest. You can follow her on Twitter at @tsfoulk.