Zynga’s latest interactive mobile game, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells includes a very special avatar for the holiday season. The adventure, in which players can collect cards to complete a brand-new, limited-time “Christmas in the Wizarding World” album in order to earn a mythical Unicorn as their magical companion has special features designed by Potterhead Zayn Malik, who also appears as an avatar.
“I really enjoyed working with the Zynga team coming up with new elements to the avatar creator,” said Malik in a statement. “I feel like seeing the animated version of myself in the game made it way more fun and with these new customizations that are coming soon, all players will have the opportunity to feel more connected to the game and make their character look more like themselves!”
Zayn worked with the Zynga team to create customization elements for the game, including new eyebrow, earring, beard and eye customizations that will be available in-game to all players in the new year, according to the release. “As any fan of the Harry Potter books and films knows, Christmas at Hogwarts is a very special time,” said Yaron Leyvand, Senior Vice President of Games at Zynga in a statement. “For the first winter holiday for Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, we wanted to treat players to a range of new content and seasonal rewards, released throughout December. We’re excited to celebrate the season with players and also have many more magical Match-3 events and activities in store for next year.”
Zayn sent hearts aflutter recently for another reason recently when he shared a video on his Instagram Stories from the studio, raising speculation that he’s hard at work on his third solo album. Check out the Zayn avatar below.
There's still time to spread festive cheer this #WizardingWorldChristmas! Our virtual Great Hall will be accepting messages and decorations til the end of the month.
— Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells (@HPPuzzlesSpells) December 21, 2020
New avatar customizations are coming, and here’s a sneak peek; What do you think? Looks like me? Join me in playing @HPPuzzlesSpells here: https://t.co/ePahfIJkuk. Take a screenshot of yours and share below! #HarryPotter #PuzzlesAndSpells #Sponsored pic.twitter.com/Evh6jQZL7c
— zayn (@zaynmalik) December 22, 2020