Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, the announced mobile game for the WB franchise now has a trailer out with gameplay footage and a little more light shed on the plot. Lumos!

Hogwarts Mystery, which is developed by Jam City and published by Warner Brothers’ division Portkey Games, gives aspiring witches and wizards the chance to attend Hogwarts in slightly less apocalyptic circumstances than the books present. It takes place in the eleven years between when Harry is born and when he first arrives at Hogwarts, giving a peek into the closest semblance to “normal” that Hogwarts has ever seen. Players can create and customize their own avatars, will be sorted into houses and participate in duels, as well as attend classes and master spells. The trailer also shows footage of a character choosing their wand at Ollivander’s.

Several familiar faces from the movies will also be making appearances in-game, including Snape, Hagrid, and Professor McGonagall. Additionally, it has been promised that other, less spotlighted characters from the series will make appearances and perhaps provide a bit of backstory. So far Bill Weasley and Nymphadora Tonks are both confirmed to appear. The game is also slated to include relationship quests and larger plot arcs, though no word on any specific details has been released yet.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is currently slated for a release sometime in 2018 and will be available on both the App Store and through Google Play. Pre-registration is now open on the website for those who don’t want to wait for the slow owl to come with their news.

The biggest mystery left is why is the game called Hogwarts Mystery? Even without Voldemort, what evil stalks the hallways of Hogwarts?

Are you excited to journey to Hogwarts? What features do you want to see included in the game? Let us know in the comments below!


Courtney Ehrenhofler

Staff Writer

A native New Yorker, Courtney loves playing all different genres of games, but if you start talking to her about Trails in the Sky, she'll never shut up.