In this day and age, it is easier and easier to connect fans with the characters and titles that they love most. Even if the franchises are totally fantastic, fans are very lucky to get dynamic and interactive experiences with their favorite stories and characters, brought to life, thanks to new technology and creativity.
A huge development on this front was the creation of the phone app, Pokemon Go, which took the world by storm in the summer of 2016. The augmented reality app let users all over the world catch “real” Pokemon, as they walked through their real-life cities. There was a time when you couldn’t walk down the street without seeing people holding up their phones in hopes of finding a new Pokemon to add to their Pokedex. The nostalgia, excitement, and interactivity were everywhere for Pokemon fans.
That excitement may be striking again, this time for Harry Potter fans around the world. Jam City Games, under the Warner Bros. Portkey Games label, has released a trailer for a new RPG app coming this spring called Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.
In the game, you too will learn that “yer a wizard,” and make your journey to the famous castle of Hogwarts. According to an announcement by Pottermore, the release will be a “story-driven mobile narrative role-playing game, in which players can attend our favourite wizarding school as a student.”
Set in the 80’s, the game takes you through all the steps that Harry Potter and the gang went through, as they started their journey at Hogwarts. The biggest difference is that the game is set pre-Voldemort’s return, so all of the events of the actual Harry Potter book series are not included because they haven’t happened yet.
However, just because the student will not include Harry, Ron, and Hermione, does not mean you won’t see some familiar faces along the way. Many teachers and supporting characters that you know and love from the Harry Potter stories are all present to help (or hinder) you along the way as you journey through the moving staircases, classrooms, and all the secret corridors in between. You will get to speak with Dumbledore, Hagrid, Snape, and many others, just like Harry.