Hogwarts Mystery creates its own Harry Potter experience
Previously, we covered the announcement of Niantic’s own wizarding world ARG. But while Wizards Unite is still in development, a new Harry Potter mobile game was announced today. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was unveiled with a new trailer this morning.
Whereas Wizards Unite would seem to be a massive online game in the vein of Pokemon GO, Hogwarts Mystery is more of a single-player experience. The mobile RPG lets players customize their own wizard character and attend Hogwarts. Across their journey, they’ll learn spells, go to classes and meet characters both new and familiar.
There is just one thing missing, to be honest: Harry Potter and his own crew of friends.
This is because, in Hogwarts Mystery, one attends school well before the Boy Who Lived—sometime in the 1980s, actually. Though many of the same professors will still be there (such as Snape and McGonagall), one will attend classes alongside Bill Weasley.
Presumably, Hogwarts Mystery has some form of mystery central to the game. Or perhaps one solves a number of mysteries in the magical school. Regardless, we have no word on what this title might mean yet. Though since it is Hogwarts, there should be plenty of secrets to keep players occupied.
What we do know is that the game promises to be a personalized roleplaying experience. In addition to creating one’s avatar, players will be able to make friends and enemies amongst the staff and students. Key decisions and how one handles them will affect the outcome of one’s story.
In the words of Dumbledore: “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will be available for both Android and iOS later in 2018. We will have an update as more details are announced.