Portkey Games, the offshoot of Warner Brothers dedicated to publishing Harry Potter games, revealed its latest title in the Harry Potter universe today: a mobile RPG developed by Jam City. The game is called Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery and focuses on the events before the first novel and does not include Harry, Hermione, or Ron.
Instead, players get to create their own character and, according to Jam City will “experience life as a Hogwarts student.” You can watch a brief snippet of this wizarding adventure here:
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Hogwarts Mystery is due out this Spring. For more on Harry Potter, you can read about the Harry Potter game coming from Niantic, the developers of Pokemon Go.
I know people get skeptical and concerned about mobile games but I am super excited to play a Hogwarts game that doesn’t have Harry and company along for the ride. That universe is strong enough on its own without its characters to support expansion.