October 6, 2022

Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells Unveils Dynamic New Magical Creatures Update

Redesign of Popular In-Game Event Provides Players With More Engaging Gameplay, New Features, and New Ways to Unlock and Use Magical Creatures

San Mateo, CA – October 6, 2022 – Zynga Inc., a wholly-owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) and a global leader in interactive entertainment, today announced that its Match-3 mobile game, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, is launching a new update to the Magical Creatures feature that redefines the popular Creature mechanics for an even more engaging experience. The new feature update incorporates player feedback to make the unlockable Magical Creatures more helpful in completing Puzzles. Most importantly, Creatures now provide additional Rewards and brand-new tiered benefits the more you play.

The Magical Creatures feature, unlocked after Puzzle 24, provides an improved way to collect Creatures through the new Creature Points that come from Star, Crystal, and Gold Chests. By winning Puzzles, players earn Stars that open Star Chests containing Common and Rare Creatures. After beating a new Puzzle on the first attempt, players of Level 90 and above earn Creature Crystals that unlock Crystal Chests with highly coveted Rare and Epic Creatures. Rare and Epic Creatures can also be unlocked from Gold Chests using Gold Coins that can be earned in the game. Once Magical Creatures are obtained, players can now level up their Creatures for greater powers, getting more help to win Puzzles with each Win Streak Power-up, Epic Boost, or Blast Radius board clear.

“Our new update puts Magical Creatures in the spotlight as both collectible companions and important strategic allies that players can level up to boost their Match-3 adventure progress through the wizarding world,” said Yaron Leyvand, Executive Vice President of Zynga Mobile Studios. “Our goal for Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells is to continuously provide new and exciting content to reward and engage our community – our players let us know they wanted to do even more with their in-game Creatures and we’re happy to oblige!”

In Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, players enter a Match-3 adventure brimming with the spells, humour, colour, and characters of the Harry Potter series. Featuring the soundtrack and voiceover recordings from the original Harry Potter films, fans follow an authentic, mobile retelling of Harry’s journey through the wizarding world. Earning spells and special boosts as they advance, players solve Match-3 Puzzles populated with hopping Chocolate Frogs, fluttering Winged Keys, battling Wizard’s Chess pieces and other unexpected obstacles and objects. In the spirit of camaraderie and friendly competition at Hogwarts, players can join or form Clubs with other fans to socialise, collaborate on Puzzle strategies, share lives, and vie for Prizes in exclusive Club Events.

The new Magical Creatures update is now live in Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells for players who have advanced beyond Puzzle 24.

Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells is playable on iOS and Android devices worldwide, as well as on Amazon Kindle and Facebook. For more information and to connect with other fans, follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter, and visit the game’s website at www.harrypotterpuzzlesandspells.com.

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Zynga is a wholly-owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO)


Zynga is a global leader in interactive entertainment with a mission to connect the world through games and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. With massive global reach in more than 175 countries and regions, the combined diverse portfolio of popular game franchises has been downloaded more than 6 billion times on mobile, including CSR Racing™Dragon CityEmpires & Puzzles™FarmVille™Golf Rival™Hair Challenge™Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells™High Heels!™Merge Dragons!™Merge Magic!™Monster LegendsToon Blast™Top ElevenToy Blast™Two Dots, Words With Friends™, and Zynga Poker™. Zynga is also an industry-leading next-generation platform with the ability to optimize programmatic advertising and yields at scale with Chartboost, a leading mobile advertising and monetization platform. Founded in 2007, Zynga is headquartered in California with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.zynga.com or follow Zynga on TwitterInstagramFacebook, or the Zynga blog.


Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher, and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products principally through Rockstar Games, 2K, Private Division, and Zynga. Our products are currently designed for console gaming systems, PC, and Mobile including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms, and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO.


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Portkey Games, from Warner Bros. Games, is the games label dedicated to creating new Wizarding World mobile and videogame experiences that place the player at the center of their own adventure, inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories. Portkey Games offers players the opportunity to make their own narrative choices and engage with the Wizarding World setting to create new and unique experiences. The label was created to bring gamers and fans new gaming experiences that allow them to delve into the magic of the Wizarding World in immersive ways where they can define their own Wizarding World story.

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