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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery release date rumours, platforms and gameplay

Despite the last Harry Potter book being released back in 2007, the Harry Potter brand is still going strong with a huge dedicated fanbase. Following the launch of fan site Pottermore and the announcement of an AR-focused Harry Potter game[1] by the developers of Pokemon GO[2] comes Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, another upcoming smartphone game set in the Harry Potter universe. It’s the second game to be announced under the Portkey Games brand.

The brand, owned by Warner Bros, focuses on the development of new games set in the Harry Potter universe. The brand is still in its infancy, so hopefully we’ve got lots of HP-themed games still to come! Anyway, we digress.

Here’s everything we know so far about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, including release date rumours, platforms and the latest gameplay rumours.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery release date rumours

So, when can we expect to be able to download Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery and go on our own wizarding adventures? During the announcement of the game it was announced that it was due to come out in 2018, but no solid release date – or even a release date window – has been given. It’s a similar story with Niantic’s AR-focused Harry Potter game, which is also due out in 2018.

If you’re after something to play in the meantime, take a look at our roundup of the best Android games of all time[3].

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery platforms

Now that you roughly know when to expect the upcoming Harry Potter game, the next important feature to establish is platform availability. Some games are iOS exclusive, some are exclusive to Google’s Android – it’s the way the world works in 2017. So, will you have to buy a new phone to play the game?

Thankfully not this time, as unlike other popular games that boast platform exclusivity, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is set to come to iOS, Android and even Amazon’s mobile OS. And although it could be argued that it’d make a good Switch title, no Nintendo Switch support has been suggested.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery gameplay rumours

So, what will you be able to do in the upcoming Harry Potter mobile game? While Warner Bros and Portkey Games (the HP-focused game label) are keeping their cards close to their chests right now, there are scarce details that give us an idea about what to expect.

It has been claimed that you’ll be in the shoes of a new witch or wizard starting at Hogwarts – you’ll progress through the years like Harry and the team, taking part in magical lessons including Defence against the Dark Arts and Potions with iconic Hogwarts teachers at the helm.

There’s not much else available at the moment, but it’s worth noting that this is the first time that a Harry Potter game has come with Warner Bros’ official seal of approval, so it’s set to be a good’un.

We’ll update this article with more information as soon as we receive it, so make sure you check back soon for the latest Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery news.

You can also follow our Tech Advisor Gaming[4] Twitter account to get the latest news as soon as it comes in.

References

  1. ^ AR-focused Harry Potter game (www.techadvisor.co.uk)
  2. ^ Pokemon GO (www.techadvisor.co.uk)
  3. ^ best Android games of all time (www.techadvisor.co.uk)
  4. ^ Tech Advisor Gaming (www.twitter.com)

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