The Los Angeles based studio Jam City has partnered with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to bring a new story-driven adventure based on J.K. Rowling’s magical universe in the form of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery to mobile devices.
The new title lets players create their own wizard — a first for a Harry Potter game — and experience life as a student in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy. Players will partake in the various classes and extracurriculars such as Defense Against the Dark Arts, Duelling Club, Potions, and more. Many of the professors from the Harry Potter universe will make an appearance; that is, if the game is set before or ignores Half-Blood Prince and The Deathly Hallows. Details on the actual gameplay have yet to be revealed.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will release under Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s new label dedicated to the popular wizarding universe Portkey Games. The recently revealed Niantic title Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will also launch under the same umbrella which allows players to explore the real-world to learn new spells, find mysterious artifacts, and encounter fantastic beasts and iconic characters.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will be available on mobile devices via the App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore sometime in 2018.