Soon after the epic release of the Pokemon Go mobile game in 2016, the internet went wild with the possibilities of what their favorite iconic movies could be. Since that moment fans have been raving madly about the desire to have a Harry Potter game modeled after the Pokemon Go release. Fans were let down months later when news was getting around on social media that the rumor of a Harry Potter game was false and not actually going to be made. But something told all of us fans that it was only a matter of time before someone took on the project.
We can all rejoice now that J.K. Rowling, Jam City and Portkey Games from Warner Bros. have all taken on the task of creating a fantastical game, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. In this mobile version, since we all have questions, is the player is a student that is going to be attending Hogwarts in a timeline a year prior to the Harry Potter and Hogwarts story that we know. There will be familiar professors there as well as favorites such as Hagrid, Tonks, Dumbledore and more. Choices made by the player will affect every aspect of the story so choosing wisely will be crucial.
Players can expect to be making potions, attending class and much more that hasn’t been announced quite yet. One of the big notes that the developers keep mentioning too is that each player will be making their own avatar as well. Along this journey, wizarding duels will happen, mastering spells and magic and battling the friends you’ve chosen. Battles appear to be turn based and we are still wondering if there will be any Quidditch races or matches similar to the Playstation versions too.
The novels and movies about the Boy Who Lived have continued to be treasured by all the readers who read them years ago. Getting to experience it in a new way might bring newcomers to read the books themselves. This game uses the stories as a backdrop, not as simply playing as Harry Potter. The fact that J.K Rowling, who is very protective on how her source material is used, is fully on board makes sure this is a project that will have the same spirit
Since there isn’t an official release date for this year, people are encouraged to sign up for the newsletter or follow the updates through social media as they become available. This Harry Potter games is likely to be one of the biggest mobile releases ever so expect some issues in the beginning. This only leaves one big question to be answered; will we gather more house points if we start playing early?
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will be available on IOS and Android
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