Ever since JamCity dropped the first trailer for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, fans have been eager to get their hands on the game. What Harry Potter fanatic wouldn't want to live out their own Hogwarts adventure on their iPhone or Android device? Well, we now know when the game is officially coming, as well as who will step into the shoes of our favorite, iconic Potter characters.
JamCity has confirmed Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will be hitting the iOS App Store and Android Play Store on April 25, less than three weeks from now. If that isn't exciting enough, the company has confirmed a whopping six original actors from the movies will be reprising their roles for the game:
- Dame Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall
- Michael Gambon as Professor Dumbledore
- Warwick Davis as Professor Flitwick
- Sally Mortemore as Madame Irma Pince
- Gemma Jones as Madame Pomfrey
- Zoe Wanamaker as Madame Hooch.
Check out the gallery below for the actors and their respective characters in the game.
Although the casting is exceptional, don't expect to see Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, or Rupert Grint reprise their roles as the movie-series trio. That's because this game takes place sometime in the 1980s, before Harry and his friends begin attending Hogwarts. You'll have to find your own path through school, it seems.
In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, players are dropped directly into the action, as they attend classes, make friends, and discover more about the wizarding world they now inhabit. But it won't be a static experience. JamCity president Josh Yguado has made it clear this new Potter game will keep things fresh, as new content continues to expand the story:
We're going to be releasing content on a regular basis. There will be new stories, new chapters, new characters that you're constantly being introduced to. It will be an evolving property that we think is going to last for years and years
The game is set to release April 25, but you can pre-register before then, just to make sure you don't miss a second of the fun. Follow the directions in the link below.