Developer Jam City and publishers Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have unveiled a new teaser trailer for their upcoming mobile RPG Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. In the game, players can create a personalized student avatar, attend classes, learn magical skills, form friendships or rivalries with other students, and make pivotal decisions that will influence their character’s story arc as they traverse their years at Hogwarts and grow as a witch or wizard.
Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and CEO of Jam City, spoke about the upcoming release, saying:
“Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a role-playing experience about magic, friendship, and life as a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We can’t wait to give fans a first look at the game at A Celebration of Harry Potter, and this spring players will be able to explore Hogwarts fully in their journey toward becoming a witch or wizard.”
In regards to more details about the upcoming release, Jam City has said that 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.
The game is set to feature 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. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is set to be released later this spring, although a specific release date has yet to be confirmed. More details of the release will be confirmed at the Celebration of Harry Potter later this month, including a better look at the core game.
Source: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Press Release