“Fantastic Beasts” Gets Backstory Clip, VR Game

Warners has taken an interesting and different approach to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” in the lead-up to the release of the “Harry Potter” film series spin-off. The most captivating has been the featurettes that debuted over at Pottermore detailing the history of the North American wizarding world.

Blending existing mythology, history and Potter fiction, author J.K. Rowling has been setting the stage for the 1920s New York-set film with these clips and today’s one deals with the history of the Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA).

Also announced today is that Google’s new Daydream View VR headset will be the home of a new ‘Fantastic Beasts’ VR experience according to VentureBeat. The app was announced by Google in collaboration with Warner Bros. and will be available for the Daydream View headset and will work with Google’s new Pixel line of smartphones. Players will be able to examine parchments, look at fantastic beasts and conduct magic using a floating wand.

The film itself opens in cinemas on November 18th.