There's A New Harry Potter Game On Mobile, But It's Probably Not Very Magical
There's a new Harry Potter mobile game on the way, but don't get your hopes up for a deep dive into the wizarding world--it's a match-3 game.
There's a new Harry Potter game coming to mobile, but it doesn't look like it's going to be quite as exciting as Wizards Unite. The game, which has received its first trailer ahead of release, is called Harry Potter: Puzzles and Spells, and it's a match-3 puzzle game.
You can watch the trailer in the tweet below, although it doesn't show off any gameplay.
The game is being released under the Portkeys label, and is developed by Zynga (Words with Friends, Farmville). It seems to be set early in Harry's time at Hogwarts, based on how young the characters are in the key art. If you're in Australia, the game has already soft-launched on both the App Store and Google Play--but other regions will have to wait a little longer. No release date has been announced.
The game features many locations from the series, including various parts of Hogwarts and Diagon Alley.
Fans of the series can always pretend that this is an adaptation of the unpublished manuscript for Harry Potter and the Three Green Stones That Disappeared When They Touched Each Other, but there are also other ways to continue enjoying J.K. Rowling's wizarding world. For instance, there's this excellent Harry Potter RPG created inside Minecraft, or you could watch Daniel Radcliffe read the Harry Potter books.
If you're waiting for a new AAA Harry Potter game, it might still be happening--plans for an open-world leaked back in 2018. Nothing has been announced, however.
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