Do you wish you could enjoy the Hogwarts experience for yourself as your very own custom character in the Harry Potter universe? Now you can, courtesy of the official launch of Jam City’s new game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery on iOS.
Taking place in the 1980s, around four years after Voldemort attempted to kill Harry, the game doesn’t follow the story of any of the books. Nonetheless, it does include a number of recognizable characters from the series — many of them performed by the same actors who portrayed them in the movie franchise.
Check out the trailer below.
An eagerly anticipated title
In terms of well known actors, the game features Dame Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall, Michael Gambon as Professor Dumbledore, Warwick Davis as Professor Flitwick, Sally Mortemore as Madam Irma Pince, Gemma Jones as Madam Pomfrey, and Zoe Wanamaker as Madam Hooch.
In the game, you create your own character, and then guide them through the day-to-day experience of life at Hogwarts, including classes, forming friendships and rivalries, and more.
I haven’t played the game myself yet, but I hope that it turns out to be a good use of the license, since this is surely one of the Harry Potter-themed game concepts most fans have been hankering after.
It’s not the only Harry Potter game we’re looking forward to on iOS this year, however. Later on this year, we’ll also get Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, a game that will use Apple’s augmented reality ARKit to allow people to do a bit of (virtual) magic for themselves.
You can download Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery for free from the App Store. In-app purchases apply.