The announcement comes from Jam City, Californian developer of mobile video games, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Interactive, in fact, Jam City now has the license to develop a game set in the Harry Potter universe: It is Hogwarts Mystery, an RPG in which players can simulate a real one attendance of magic lessons and witchcraft at Hogwarts.
Chris DeWolfe, the co-founder and CEO of Jam City, said he was honored by the opportunity to develop a video game for a franchise as well known as that of JK Rowling, and promised that Hogwarts Mystery will be a "demonstration of love" for fans of the series. Warner Bros president, Interactive, David Haddad, said that Jam City was chosen for its experience with creating content-rich worlds for mobile games.
In the new title, as a player, you will start as freshmen at the Hogwarts school, and you will have to progress as such, participating in the lessons - from defense against the dark arts a potions - and taking part in collateral student activities, such as the Dueling Club. Several of the professors of the original series will wait for you to turn into experienced magicians.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will be released next year under the aegis of Portkey Games, a new label created by Warner Bros specifically for the publication of titles set in the Harry Potter franchise. It will be available through Google Play, Amazon App Store and App Store.