Jam City’s Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Free) is now out worldwide on the App Store. After being in soft launch for a few months, now everyone can explore Hogwarts for themselves. Instead of taking place in the books or movies, this game puts you in the position of being a Hogwarts student before Harry Potter attended the school, about four years after Voldemort tried to kill Harry. Which, I admittedly haven’t read much Harry Potter, but I do believe his time at the school was eventful. This means that characters who might have died during the books are back for more. Dumbledore and Snape are here, for example. Several of the actors from the movies are reprising their roles in the game as well, including Michael Gambon as Dumbledore and Dame Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will have you creating your own wizard, learning to cast spells, flying on your brooms, and discovering more about the mysteries happening at Hogwarts. Your brother was expelled, and you’re determined to find out why. Good news for those who think the Sorting Hat is a jerk: you can choose your house to be in. Choose wisely, or be a Hufflepuff, see if I care. I hope you’re happy. The game has all sorts of morality choices with other characters that will impact the story and your experience throughout the game.
Considering how popular Harry Potter still is to this day, and the franchise’s cultural relevance, this is sure to be a popular title. Check the game out now on the App Store and Google Play.