SALT LAKE CITY — We have our first trailer for the upcoming mobile game “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.”
The new game, which drops sometime in spring, will allow gamers to build their own characters and attend Hogwarts as a student. Gamers will be sorted into their own homes, meet professors, learn spells and build friendships, essentially playing out their own version of the Harry Potter series.
Watch the trailer below.
The game will be available on the Google Play and Apple iOS app stores. Google Play gamers can visit the store now and pre-register for the game.
Mobile game studio Jam City and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will collaborate on the new game under the new label Portkey Games.
As Pottermore pointed out, the game does well to bring in old favorites, such as Hagrid, Professor Dumbledore and Bill Weasley.
Chris DeWolfe, co-founder of Jam City, expressed excitement for the new game.
“We are grateful to the fans who have made Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery one of the most anticipated mobile games of 2018,” he said. “We’re thrilled to open Google pre-registration and share a new sneak peek at how this game will let fans create their own character and enter Hogwarts as a student for the first time.”
Later this year, Niantic Labs, the company behind the “Pokemon Go” mobile game, will release a Harry Potter-themed mobile game called “Harry Potter: Wizards United.”
The game, much like “Pokemon Go,” will let gamers interact with the real world using augmented reality, according to the Deseret News.
“I think the Harry Potter game is a huge deal,” Piers Harding-Rolls of IHS Markit consultancy told the BBC. “If you look at the different major franchises out there, I don't think there are many that could do ‘Pokemon Go’ justice as a follow-up.”