The Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery role-playing game was teased today in the latest video from Portkey Games. This game takes all the most addictive parts of The SIMS mixed with RBG bits from Telltale Games and puts them all into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This game is developed by the folks at Jam City – so we’re not quite sure what to expect just yet. Today we’ve got a closer look at this game in teaser form as well as with some gameplay in pre-release form.
To be clear – this is not the same game as the Niantic-made WB Games / Portkey Games “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.” That’ll be a more Pokemon GO-esque title that’ll be released in the future. This Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery game will be released well before the game made by Niantic.
The folks making this next Harry potter game we’re talking about today previously created highly addictive games such as Cookie Jam and Panda Pop. They also made the game “Family Guy – Another Freakin’ Mobile Game,” because of course they did. This Harry Potter game could be great – or it could be an absolute nightmare of in-game purchases.
In fact, the game’s listing on Google Play right now includes the following clause. “Please note that Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is free to download and play, however, you can purchase some in-game items with real money. If you want to limit this feature, please disable in-app purchases in your device’s settings.” So that kinda sucks.
Everything else up until that bit seemed pretty neat, for what its worth. Have a peek at some gameplay below, too.
Looking forward to heading over to Ollivander’s to pick up a wand. It’ll be a real treat attempting to find the wand for which a user was meant. In any case, this game is a lot more about the story than it is about battles or skill – we’ll see how that all plays out sooner than later!
Users can pre-register for the game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery over at Google Play for Android devices right this minute. You’ll eventually be able to find the app listed with the rest of the Jam City apps on the Apple App Store – but for now, there’s no trace.