Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Trailer Shows First Gameplay

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Warner Bros. and developer Jam City have released new details for the mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, along with a gameplay trailer. It's due out later this year for iOS and Android devices. It will be distributed by Portkey Games, a new WB label devoted to J.K. Rowling's wizarding world.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is the first mobile game to feature a unique character creator, letting you take the role of a student at Hogwarts rather than the title character. You can even be a Slytherin, if you really want to rub elbows with the bad kids.

The RPG will have you attend classes, form relationships with other students, and meet famous faces from the wizarding world. An encounter system means your decisions will impact quests to create your own Hogwarts story.

Given some of the cameos seen in the trailer, this would appear to take place in and around the time period of Harry Potter's seven years at Hogwarts. That could mean seeing some well-established story events from a new perspective. Warner Bros. hasn't announced a release date yet, but it's scheduled to launch this spring.

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On a mobile platform? LOL Please stop it, I'm dying already from laughter.

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Was hyped until I saw "mobile game".

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Did the time period change? Could have sworn I've read that the story takes place around the time Bill Weasely and Nymphadora Tonks were students.

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This doesn't look great... and I don't play mobile games... but it's HP so yeah I'm still gonna play it

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All the things that they could have done and they just went and create a sim Hogwarts game for mobile.

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A Harry Potter RPG on consoles would be amazing. Not sure why it's not been done yet.

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At first I thought wow...a harry potter game. Later as I saw the video I was actually mildly interested.

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Enter the magical realm of paying $9.99 for 3 Magic Crystals* or you get expelled from Hogwarts.

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@snugglebear:
Don't wanna be a mudblood? Pureblood character slots for $9.99.

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@snugglebear: Muggle Juggle 4 Back Door Dumbledore.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/zGOtelezzrpZIKvxp8lYOEwtAPgoQeLzwnIKQOSti2fruD577VjWtJOkk9pWnjuBXuhnoF6Qs8RY9LL2G8wGD0LTiI2xwMg=w530-h298-n

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@snugglebear: "Collect resources to help Hermione as she frantically crafts potions to ease the suffering from her crippling Bertie Botts addiction..."

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Why are the eyes placed so far apart?

(Apparently the gene pool for wizards is in a death spiral...)

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@Pyrosa: Actually yes, wizard inbreeding is a thing. It's explained in the books how there's a small number of pureblood wizard families who will only marry between each other, so their family trees are all interlinked that way

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@Spartan_418: Oh... wow. That's , um... Wow. The joke just turned gross on me. ;)

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@lowmercy: Lego Harry Potter lets you walk around Hogwarts and lift and destroy lots of stuff. You'll love it, trust me!

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@lowmercy: But you can already live the magic of hogwarts in your home try it now:

"walk around the place and lift stuff up!"

LMAO

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@lowmercy: In all seriousness though a hogwarts rpg would be pretty bad ass.

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Good idea. Probably the best way to use the license for a video game. Shame it's a mobile title though.

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@Barighm: "Shame it's a mobile title though." This part of your sentence basically invalidates and destroys everything else you said lol.

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@gamingdevil800: "It's due out later this year for iOS and Android devices."

That was clearly a statement based on the article, and an indication that it was desired on another platform.

So how exactly is that somehow "invalid?"

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@Pyrosa: Cause it's not the best way to license a game and it's not as good an idea as making a console Hogwarts rpg. I was being sarcastic.

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@gamingdevil800: Gotcha, thx.

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I was looking forward to this, but that looks terrible. Even by phone game standards.

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@Zorlac: your mobile game standards must be through the roof.. I thought it was halfway decent

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@Zorlac: thought it was a telltale game at first, got psyched. Then was let down.

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