Apparate to Hogwarts with New Harry Potter Mobile Role-Playing Game

Dec 12, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney

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How often while reading the books or watching the films have you dreamt of attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with your favorite Harry Potter characters? A new mobile gaming experience from Portkey Games will be making your dreams a virtual reality in 2018.

Announced today from Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment’s new gaming label for J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World,

“Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is the first game in which players can create their own character and experience life as a Hogwarts student.”

Pottermore followed up with this description about what they call a “story-driven, narrative role-playing game”,

Once you’ve settled into the school, your character can move through the years while doing all the same things Hogwarts students do: taking part in Duelling Club, for example, or going to classes such as Potions and Defence Against the Dark Arts. There’ll be faces you recognise, too, with many subjects taught by Professors you may already know and love (or know and dislike, depending on who they are…).

This sounds like the magical experience that every Harry Potter fan has been waiting for! We don’t know for sure what features the game will include, but maybe after hearing the sorting hat sing his little ditty in your ear you’ll be off exploring the castle with the Harry, Ron and Hermione–with the Marauders map in hand?


Imagine learning transfiguration from Professor McGonigle


Or even getting a good reprimand in Potions class from Severus Snape


Jam City, a mobile games studio based in Los Angeles has created the new game for Portkey and according to Pottermore it sounds like they are as passionate about Potter as we are. Their founder and CEO, Chris Wolfe, had this to say about their commitment to the fans in the development process,

“As Harry Potter fanatics ourselves, we have great respect for the millions of people throughout the world who have followed the Harry Potter stories for more than 20 years,’ says Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and CEO of Jam City. ‘This game is a labour of love for our developers and artists, who are dedicated to creating the most magical entertainment and game play experience for everyone who adores J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.’

It looks like Hogwarts Mystery may be available prior to the release of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the Harry Potter version of Pokemon Go that was announced last month, but we couldn’t be more thrilled to get to Platform 9 ¾ next year and start our Hogwarts adventure with Portkey’s first transport.

For more information on the game, follow them on Twitter and pre-register for your own Hogwarts’ acceptance letter on their website here.

Are you excited for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery? What kind of magic do you think the game will include? We can’t wait to hear your ideas!

The Leaky Cauldron is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any of the individuals or companies associated with producing and publishing Harry Potter books and films.