Jam City and Warner Bros. announced the arrival of the first teaser trailer for the upcoming Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery mobile game, which is due out this spring for iOS and Android devices. The teaser offers a good look at the game’s visuals, which to me closely resemble the style that Telltale uses for its narrative driven games. In terms of gameplay it sounds like this mobile Potter title will be heavily centered around story-based adventures and character management.
At this time interested Potter fans can pre-register for the game via its official webpage, but it’s not clear if it will be a free-to-play title, or if it will cost money. I would assume it’ll be free-to-play with in-game purchases though.
You can check out the teaser trailer above, and you can read more about the game via the official press release below.
About the game
The game is set in the time between Harry Potter’s birth and his enrollment at Hogwarts, when Nymphadora Tonks and Bill Weasley were students. The avatar customization system allows you to continually upgrade your avatar as you gain new expertise and magical skills – you can even choose your own pet. You will join one of the four Houses before progressing through your years at Hogwarts, participating in magical classes and activities such as Potions and Transfiguration. Building your skills will come in handy as you solve mysteries and go on adventures. As players improve their skills, they will unlock new locations, spells and other magical abilities.Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery features both large plot arcs and smaller stories such as relationship quests. The game features a new encounter system in which player’s decisions in both actions and narrative impact their quests, and how other characters regard and interact with them. These choices will allow Harry Potter fans to create the legacy of the witch or wizard they want to become.
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