Accio cellphone! This morning Jam City and Warner Bros. Interactive launched ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery,’ the long-awaited mobile game that finally enables you to step into the halls of Hogwarts: School of Witchcraft of Wizardry as a student. This is your chance to roam the halls (beware of moving staircases), get sorted into your house, and make your friends in a timeline set before Harry, Ron, or Hermione’s adventures. You can find the game right now on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store!
Here’s the official word from this morning’s press release:
“The story of ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery’ is set in the 1980s. In the game, players will progress as a student through Hogwarts, joining one of its four houses. Players will be able to create and upgrade personalized characters using an avatar customization system, learn an arsenal of magical skills, and form relationships with other students. They will also be able to master everything from crafting potions under Snape’s critical eye, to Transfiguration with Professor McGonagall. Along with interactive spellcasting, the game features an encounter system where narrative choices impact parts of the story.”
Jam City has gone above and beyond to create a truly magical game world for players to enjoy, and a major part of that magic comes from the voice actors, some of whom are reprising their roles from the ‘Harry Potter’ films! Dame Maggie Smith, for example, will be returning as Professor McGonagall. Speaking about the game, Smith said:
“Being involved in the making of the ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery’ mobile game will give great pleasure to my grandchildren.”
10 points to Gryffindor!
Players will also be able to meet some of the first original characters we’ve seen since the conclusion of the book series. Penny is a Hufflepuff who you’ll definitely want to ask for help in potions class, Tulip is the class prankster, and Merula is a mysterious Slytherin with a dark past. Get to know them well!
I would love to write more, but the app just finished downloading on my phone, and, well…the Sorting Hat waits for no wizard!
Check out the trailer for the game below: