Warner Bros. Interactive have announced a new fully-licensed Harry Potter title, this time for mobile platforms. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will allow players to create their own Witch or Wizard and take them through an entire career at the magical Scottish castle.
There’s been no shortage of Potter-themed games on the market (including Niantic’s augmented reality take) but this is the first that comes with Warner Bros’ official seal of approval. It’ll launch under the company’s Portkey Games label, which is dedicated to games inspired by JK Rowling’s magical wizarding world.
The game is being developed by Jam City with assistance from Warner Brothers. Hopefully the assistance of Portkey will allow them to establish a fun and engaging experience free from the trappings of microtransactions and immersion-shattering contrivances. Jam City is the creator of games such as Cookie Jam, Panda Pop, Family Guy: Another Freakin’ Mobile Game, and Marvel Avengers Academy among other titles.
The game no doubt comes as a result of huge, sustained demand from the fandom, which makes no secret of its stickler for canon, so the game creators have got their work cut out for them in living up to the expectations of the still rabid fanbase. It’ll be available next year (date TBA) on the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore. Those who are interested can pre-register at the games website.