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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery RPG To Launch This Month

The highly anticipated RPG, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is slated to be released on the 25th of April.

Potterheads rejoice! One of the most highly-anticipated mobile games this year is finally within our reach! Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is going to be available to play on iOS and Android April 25.

Jam City, the developers of the RPG game, also announced that the game will boast an impressive voice cast including original cast members. This includes:

  • Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall)
  • Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore)
  • Gemma Jones (Madam Pomfrey)
  • Zoe Wanamaker (Madam Hooch)
  • Sally Mortemore (Madam Irma Pince)
  • Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick)

Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and CEO of Jam City, explains why they chose to reprise the original cast.

“Our goal with Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is to make players really feel for the first time like they’re attending Hogwarts. By including these iconic and incredibly talented actors in the game, we come one step closer to truly giving fans their own Hogwarts experience.”

What to expect:

The game takes place in the 1980’s after Voldemort was first defeated. Therefore, this was before the famous trio – Harry, Ron and Hermione – attend the school. However, fans will get to be like them and attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Getting sorted by the Sorting Hat, learning spells and drafting potions with Snape are among the experiences you get to do.

Players also get to duel in the game but must follow specific rules. The mobile game sent out a Tweet explaining step one of five.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is just one of the two Harry Potter mobile games announced so far.

The second game is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Its developer is Niantic and is similar to the company’s breakout game Pokemon Go. No specific release date has been announced but Niantic CEO John Hanke revealed it would be coming in the “second half of 2018.”

You can watch the official trailer of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery below.

 

Harry Potter RPG Announced to be Released on 2018

Harry Potter RPG

I’ve been a fan of Harry Potter since I was in 6th Grade and that was 15 years ago. I was disappointed and empty-handed when I tried looking for great games related to HP.

Now, the fans of this boy wizard are in for a treat. Warner Bros. and developer Jam City are proud to announce that a new game set in the Potter universe is about to be unveiled.

Called Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, the game is said to be set in the famous Hogwarts: School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

This RPG will allow players to create their own character and experience life as a Hogwarts students. Dream come true for those HP fans out there.

Being a Hogwarts’ student, you will be able to progress through the years. You will have the chance to participate in magical classes like Defense against the Dark Arts, Potions, etc. You would also have the choice to join different clubs and one of them is the Duelling Club.

Released for iOS and Android, this is a game that lots of people will be looking forward to. It will join Wizards Unite — an AR game wherein you will be collecting power-ups and such.

Teased to work in consoles, Warner Bros. haven’t released more details about it yet.

 

Harry Potter series now available for Kindle

Amazon announced last Thursday that they will be adding the Harry Potter series for Kindle owners.

Prime members of Kindle’s Lending Library will be able to have access to the 7 book series by J.K. Rowling. The books will be available in various languages including Italian, French, German and English.

The Harry Potter series was only made available in e-book form last March on Pottermore. Kindle owners have to transfer the e-books to their devices. Now, Amazon has an exclusive license from make the books available in the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library.

CEO and founder of Amazon.com Jeff Bezos said, “We’re absolutely delighted to have reached this agreement with Pottermore. This is the kind of significant investment in the Kindle ecosystem that we’ll continue to make on behalf of kindle owners. Over a year, borrowing the harry Potter books, plus a handful of additional titles, can alone be worth more than the $79 cost of Prime or a kindle. The Kindle Owner’s Lending Library also has an innovative feature that’s of great benefit for popular titles like harry Potter – unlimited supply of each title – you never get put on a waiting list.”

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