Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Apparates Onto Mobiles

Glue yourself to a magical new RPG.

You’ve read the books, seen the films, and felt the disappointment (or elation) from discovering your own Patronus, but fortunately, the Harry Potter well hasn’t dried up just yet. We learned last year that Jam City has been developing Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a new mobile role-playing game that’s been officially endorsed by Warner Bros and J. K. Rowling herself.

The setting is Hogwarts Castle — well, given the title, I’d be surprised if it took place anywhere else. What’s different, however, is the fact that Hogwarts Mystery precedes the events which took place in all the novels, so it’s a bit of a fresh start. This time around, you’re the student of witchcraft and wizardry. And like every aspiring practicioner of magic, you’ve got chance to master spells, dabble in some potion brewing, probe deeper into unsolved mysteries, and make meaningful friendships with NPCs. Jam City’s really pushed narrative elements to the front in Hogwarts Mystery, which features multiple paths and outcomes depending on your choices.

Harry Potter fans can download the game on iOS and Android today. Note: this is a free title, but does come with in-app purchases. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery supports iOS 10.0/Android 4.4 and up.