New Harry Potter Mobile Game Aims for 2018 Release

Warner Brothers announced Tuesday that developer Jam City is currently working on a new Harry Potter mobile game and plans to release the RPG in 2018. The game is called Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery and will be set at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during the 1980s. The game play will allow players to create a student character who lives at Hogwarts and attends magical classes like Potions and Defense Against the Dark Arts. The developers stated that the game will be built around a story instead of being focused on action. Reportedly, Professor Dumbledore and Professor McGonagall will also appear in the game. The game is slated for release in spring 2018 and will be available on both Android and Apple devices.

Jam City is best known for mobile games like Panda Pop and Cookie Jam, but this is not the first time that the company has produced a tie-in game. In 2014, it also released a puzzle adventure game based on the animated film The Book of Life. The company’s Harry Potter game will be released by Portkey Games, a new label from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is the second Harry Potter game announced this year. In November, Niantic Labs disclosed that they are working on a Harry Potter-themed follow up to their popular Pokémon Go game entitled Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Wizards Unite is tentatively scheduled for release in summer 2018 and will also be a location-based augmented reality game. Warner Brothers has also hinted that they will be developing Harry Potter games for consoles in the near future.