Meaghan Kirby
December 12, 2017 1:13 pm

It’s time to bust out the Sorting Hat because you’re about to enroll at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Every Harry Potter fan remembers the day they turned twelve because it officially confirmed our status as a muggle, meaning we’d never be able to experience the magic of Hogwarts — or, of course, possess any magical qualities.

And so we lived vicariously through Harry and his wizarding adventures in the Harry Potter books, movies, and many video games…until now. Now, we are getting the chance to experience the magical life for ourselves with Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, an upcoming mobile game that gives us the chance to carve out our own experience at Hogwarts with characters of our own.

Set in the 1980s — after the fall of Voldemort and death of Harry’s parents, but before Harry, Ron, and Hermione start at Hogwarts — the game will allow players to experience “normal” life at Hogwarts, from classes to clubs, while interacting with iconic Hogwarts teachers like Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, and Hagrid. Who knows, maybe we’ll stumble into Bill and Charlie Weasley, who would definitely have been students at Hogwarts in the ’80s.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was developed by Jam City, the developer behind Marvel Avengers Academy. The company teamed up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, which will likely launch the free (with in-app purchases) mobile game in 2018 under its Portkey Games label, which is dedicated to games set within the wizarding world as created and inspired by J.K. Rowling.

We’re really excited to embark on an adventure of our own when Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery launches in the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore in 2018. The new game will join the previously announced game from Pokemon Go’s Niantic LabsHarry Potter: Wizards Unite, which will also be released under the Portkey Games label sometime in 2018.

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