Anyone who owns a smartphone can now attend the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Mobile developer Jam City, in partnership with Portkey Games, have released Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. It’s free-to-play (with microtransactions) and available now for iOS and Android.
“There are so few moments where a mobile entertainment company has the chance to truly bring magic into the world and we’ve been thrilled by the amazing response our game has already received from Harry Potter fans everywhere,” said Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and CEO of Jam City. “We at Jam City have been working hard to ensure that any aspiring witch or wizard can enter Hogwarts through their smartphones and tablets and begin their magical journeys.”
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery lets players create their own personalized young witch or wizard, and join one of the four houses of Hogwarts. Students attend classes under the tutelage of familiar teachers like Snape and McGonagall. They cast spells, craft potions, and form friendships and relationships with other students.
The gameplay features interactive spellcasting as well as important dialogue scenes that impact your student’s own personal Hogwarts narrative.
The world of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is set during the 1980s. That’s well before the era depicted in the Harry Potter books and movies. It’s a time when many of the adults in the main series were attending teens.
As previously announced, the game also includes a stellar cast of voice talent, with many of the actors and actresses from the films reprising their roles.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is available now on iOS and Android devices. It’s rated E for Everyone.