Last year, in December, Warner Bros announced the release of a new Harry Potter RPG mobile game to come out in 2018. Developed by Jam-City the game is called Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, and recently we just got the first glance at what the game is going to be like, since the official trailer was released. (Given below).
The trailer shows some familiar faces and the architecture of Hogwarts (which looks the same), we can see some of the familiar professors including McGonagall, Snape and also Hagrid, and I am guessing the game would also have Dumbledore. The trailer starts with showing that your Hogwarts acceptance letter has finally arrived, carried by Hedwig (I’m presuming).
The game lets you create your own personalized avatar and attend classes and do magic and master many skills. Judging by the house robes that everyone was wearing in the trailer, the player will also be allotted or will get to choose a house. We can also make decisions for our avatars that will influence their story arc. Also we could see magical battles going on in the Hogwarts courtyard so we presume that, other than going to classes, our avatars can make friends and duel with our enemies.
The game is set during the time span of Harry Potter’s birth and him joining Hogwarts, so basically the time he was living his life with the Dursleys knowing nothing about him being a wizard. Even if Harry is not there, we may have to face some equal challenges as he did and develop certain skills and solve the mysteries that lurk in Hogwarts while finding and unlocking new locations, abilities and also spells, to be on our way of becoming the greatest wizard of our century.
The game is a mobile game, therefore coming to iOS and Android sometime this spring. Warner Bros has also hinted that a new Harry Potter game for the consoles is in the works, but no information has been given about it, therefore nothing can be said or confirmed now.
There have been many Harry Potter games over the years for different consoles, but it had been quite for a while now. Each movie got a game from Electronics Arts, focused on the stories of their respective movies they were based on, which were quite great, if you haven’t tried them out yet, you can. Lego Harry Potter tiles on the other hand, from Warner Bros came quite later. There was also a Quidditch game called Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup, which as the name suggests, revolved around the game of Quidditch. And another Harry Potter Kinect game.