The Other Harry Potter Mobile Game Has a Trailer

The Other Harry Potter Mobile Game Has a Trailer

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, AKA "The Harry Potter Mobile Game That's Not Harry Potter GO," will school you later this year.

No matter how old you get, you'll never outgrow your impossible desire to blow this Muggle popsicle stand and sign up with Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Though you'll probably never get an owl-delivered letter of invitation (sorry), you can at least find contentment in games like Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, which is coming to mobile later this year.

Hogwarts Mystery, developed by Jam City (Juicy Jam, Snoopy Pop) and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's Portkey Games label, sends your personal avatar to magic school. Once you're in Hogwarts' hallowed halls, you can choose your House (Hufflepuff forever), form long-lasting friendships with other students, and get up to no good.

Education at Hogwarts isn't solely about sticking your nose where it doesn't belong, though. You also learn how to mix potions, cast spells, and settle scores with students from rival houses. Hey, someone needs to let those reckless chumps at Gryffindor know they're not as hot as they think they are. It may as well be you.

"...This doesn't look like Narnia. Did I make a wrong turn at Fantasia?"

Unfortunately, you won't meet Harry or his pals; Hogwarts Mystery takes place some time before the Boy Who Lived. If the idea of going on a Hogwarts adventure before it becomes a Dementor flophouse appeals to you, you can keep an eye on the game's progress on Google Play. An iOS version is coming as well, and both will see release sometime later this year.

Niantic, the crew behind Pokémon GO, is working on an AR Harry Potter game that's also due out in 2018 called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Is there such a thing as too much Harry Potter? Naaaah.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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