In addition to a “Pokemon GO but for Harry Potter" with the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Jam City also has a new Harry Potter game in the works which they initially announced back in December called Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. It’s a story-driven RPG where you’ll create a character who attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at some point “between Harry Potter’s birth and his enrollment at Hogwarts, when Nymphadora Tonks and Bill Weasley were students." As a student at Hogwarts, you’ll “attend classes, learn magical skills, form friendships or rivalries with other students, and make pivotal decisions that will influence their character’s story arc as they traverse their years at Hogwarts and grow as a witch or wizard." So… Bully ($6.99) but Harry Potter? Here’s the first trailer showing Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery in action.
I am not even a big Harry Potter person but I have to admit this game looks really cool. I love the idea of role-playing as a student for some reason, which is one of the big reasons I enjoyed the aforementioned Bully so much. You’ll join one of the four Houses and then progress through a full four years of schooling at Hogwarts as you learn new magical skills and go on adventures. You’ll even get to have your very own pet, so that pretty much seals the deal for me. If you’re really keen on seeing more of the game ahead of it’s release, it’ll be introduced during the Celebration of Harry Potter event at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida from January 26-28. There you’ll be able to “go behind the scenes via two panels hosted by the Jam City team as well as visiting the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery booth to receive exclusive swag, play the game, meet members of the game team, and experience other magical surprises." If you can’t make it out to Florida then you can visit the official website where pre-registration is open, and we’ll look forward to more on Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery leading up to its launch at some point in 2018.