Slytherin.. slither in… that’s good, right? I thought so. Anyway, Warner Bros. has announced a new RPG set in the magical world of Harry Potter, it’s coming to mobile devices next year and it goes by the name Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.
The free-to-play RPG lets Potter fans live out their Hogwarts fantasies – which means magic classes and pointy wands and so on, and presumably not drunken student debauchery and hazing in the Ravenclaw frat house basement. It’s being developed by Jam City, under license from Warner Bros, so expect carnivorous microtransactions – the Jam City people are basically all about long term revenue generation, it’s totally their thing.
“Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a mobile gaming experience inspired by J.K. Rowling’s spell-binding lore, and it will be an exciting, fun way for fans to experience the Wizarding World,” said president of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, David Haddad, . “It is great to work with Jam City on the game, as the company has a proven track record of bringing rich, beloved worlds to players of mobile entertainment.”
Add this to the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite augmented reality game also in the works, and it looks like Harry Potter enthusiasts have a lot of (probably mediocre at best) gaming to look forward to.