Jam City, a Los Angeles based mobile games studio, announced Wednesday that the new mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is available to download now on the App Store and Google Play.
Developed by Jam City in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is stated to be the first mobile game where players create their own character and experience life as a Hogwarts student.
The game will launch under Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Portkey Games, a label dedicated to creating new mobile and videogame experiences that place the player at the center of their own adventure, inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories.
The story of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is set in the 1980s. In the game, players will progress as a student through Hogwarts, joining one of its four houses.
Players will be able to create and upgrade personalized characters using an avatar customization system, learn an arsenal of magical skills, and form relationships with other students.
They will also be able to master everything from crafting potions under Snape’s critical eye, to Transfiguration with Professor McGonagall. Along with interactive spellcasting, the game features an encounter system where narrative choices impact parts of the story.
Players will also be introduced to some original game characters like Penny, a popular Hufflepuff potions expert, Tulip, a rebellious Ravenclaw prankster, and Merula, a Slytherin with a dark past.
As players unravel the Hogwarts mystery, they will explore familiar locations like Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is free to play and is available now on mobile devices via the App Store and Google Play.