The magical world of Hogwarts have won over the hearts of many, with a fan base extending even beyond those with a love for the fantasy genre. Readers were charmed by written descriptions of the mythical, and the thoughtful intricacies of the storyline. Later translated to reel life, the Harry Potter series has savoured a highly successful run.
In December 2017, Warner Bros. announced a new Harry Potter mobile game for the coming year, but much information was missing, including a ballpark release date. We now know that the RPG-based game, titled Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, is scheduled to launch in Spring 2018, accompanied alongside an official teaser reveal.
The newly-unveiled reel features many familiar faces, such as Professors McGonagall, Snape, and everyone’s favourite half-giant Hagrid. Much like the school life aspect in canon material, the game puts players through classes with these lecturers, as they make friends, and engage in battles against rivals outside of lessons.
Check out our earlier announcement video here:
Come 2018, and you'll finally be able to cast "Wingardium Leviosa" – in this upcoming Harry Potter mobile game.
Posted by Geek Culture on Friday, December 15, 2017
A nice little touch is the added element of customisation, where avatars can be personalised as per one’s liking. Ironically, this also means Harry himself won’t be in it, but that’s to be expected, considering how the story is set between his birth, and his subsequent enrolment at Hogwarts.
Taking up the role of the main protagonist is never easy, and Hogwarts Mystery has the player carrying out some of the same tasks as other students, in which the increased skill development would help in solving mysteries, and unlocking new locations, skills, and abilities.
The game is slated for release on both iOS and Android – although interested parties may head on down to the official website for pre-registration – with another Harry Potter title, Wizards Unites, in the works. Developed by Niantic, it will feature AR elements, much like their largely-successful Pokemon counterpart, with similar gameplay to boot. Roam the real world, collect power-ups, defend locations, and explore the environment – it’s all in a day’s work of aspiring wizards.
Additionally, Warner Bros. has teased that a new Harry Potter console game is in development as well, though details are scarce on that front.
Potterheads, 2018 sure is the year for you!