Fans of the Harry Potter franchise who also love playing mobile games will have something to look forward to later this year.
According to a report from Gamespot, publisher Warner Bros. and game developer Jam City released a new trailer, as well as some interesting details, on the upcoming "Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery" mobile game. Interestingly, the game will offer a new feature among mobile games called the character creator. The feature allows players to take on the role of a Hogwarts student, giving them the freedom to choose among the four houses they would want to belong to.
The gameplay puts players in a position where they would need to attend classes, make new friends, and rub elbows with some of the famous personalities from the world of the wizards. The game also features an encounter system wherein the players' decisions will directly affect their quests, and in turn, create their own unique story during their stay in Hogwarts.
Meanwhile, a report from Collider noted that the game will most likely feature microtransactions, considering some of the most recent mobile game releases. The game has yet to receive a release date, but Warner Bros. announced that the game will be coming later this year in spring.
"The game will launch under Portkey Games, a new label dedicated to creating experiences inspired by the magic and adventures of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World," read the game's official description.
Back in November of last year, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) launched the Portkey Games label, which will be in charge of releasing a number of console and mobile games featuring the "Harry Potter" brand. "We are working with talented creators to build games that focus on player-generated stories, which will live alongside the magical universe created by J.K. Rowling," said David Haddad, President of WBIE.
Another title that is slated for launching under Portkey Games is "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite." Unlike "Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery," "Wizards Unite" will be an augmented reality (AR) mobile game, similar to that of "Pokemon GO" from Niantic Labs.