Harry Potter Stars Unrecognizable at Nintendo Switch Launch
Blockbuster Stars Harry Potter franchise were unrecognizable from their childhood wizard characters as they faced off once again this week.
The deadly duo entertained onlookers as they competed in a series of challenges for the launch of nintendo switch Sports.
Child actors Tom Felton and Matt Lewis rose to fame in the magic movies but that was over 20 years ago, so it’s no surprise that their appearance has changed somewhat since they first donned a cape.
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Best known as the son of a Death Eater, Draco Malfoy, and a member of Dumbledore’s Army, Neville Longbottom.
One Slytherin and the other Gryffindor, the character’s time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was always going to be turbulent.
Reigniting old rivalries, the event held at Westfield White City in London on Friday (April 29) saw the duo get competitive once again as they swing, punch and ride to victory.
Wearing sporty outfits, including bowling shirts and tennis whites, the pair looked a million miles from the dark uniforms and capes they were pictured in at Hogwarts.
Tom said: “We know the fans loved our fictional rivalry, as did me and Matt.
“It’s always great to get together, especially when we have friendly competition around really fun games, rather than hard work on set.”
Swapping chopsticks for Joy-Con controllers, they battled it out on the soccer field, tennis courts, and bowling alley, with games ending in a sword battle during a game of Chambara.
“It was so much fun catching up with Tom today and settling some old scores,” Matt said.
“I love that we still have a friendly rivalry between us, and it was great to play that with a game from the new Nintendo Switch Sports here at Westfield today.”
Sports are all there in Nintendo Switch Sports, the follow-up game to Wii Sports, which lets players use real-world moves to compete in six sports.
Nicolas Wegnez, Nintendo UK, said: “Nintendo Switch Sports is a game that brings family and friends together to revel in friendly revelry.
“Tom and Matt are great friends despite their fictional rivalry and actual competitive play today using real moves across all six sports available in the game.
“They both really put their sporting skills to the test and above all had a lot of fun playing together.”
Nintendo Switch Sports is available now, exclusively for Nintendo Switch at Nintendo website.