Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a mobile RPG set in the magical world of Harry Potter, has just been released on the Google Play and Apple stores. This free-to-play game will allow players to create their own characters who will be sorted into a house and walk the halls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is set in the 1980s, meaning that it actually takes place several years before the titular hero’s journey actually began. However, despite the fact that Harry himself isn’t prominently featured, several actors from the films have reprised their roles for the game. The cast includes Michael Gambon, Dame Maggie Smith, and Warwick Davis providing the voices for Professor Dumbledore, Professor McGonagall, and Professor Flitwick, respectively.

In a press release, developer Jam City explained what players can expect to experience in this new title:

“In the game, players will progress as a student through Hogwarts, joining one of its four houses. Players will be able to create and upgrade personalized characters using an avatar customization system, learn an arsenal of magical skills, and form relationships with other students.”

Players won’t just be limited to Hogwarts itself, however, as they will also be able to visit iconic Potter locations such as Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley.

It has been revealed that microtransactions will play a part in the game, but it’s unclear just how prevalent they will be at this time. It should also be mentioned that the game downloads data while it is being played, so it is highly recommended that players use wifi as much as possible.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is available now for Android and iOS.

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