Harry Potter fans, you can now virtually attend Hogwarts through your phone

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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a mobile adventure game, will launch on 25 April. Wands at the ready…

Since 1997, we’ve dreamed of receiving a letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry informing us of our special gift, and in turn, taking us off to the alternative universe. Alas, the day has yet to arrive.

But maybe it has? Because the much-anticipated mobile adventure game, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, will allow every wannabe-wizard and witch the chance to enter the magical castle grounds through their phone.

And it gets better. Not only will you get the chance to attend classes and learn spells, but you’ll also recognise some familiar voices as some actors from the film franchise will reprise their roles. Think Michael Gambon as Professor Dumbledore, Warwick Davis as Professor Flitwick, Sally Mortemore as Madam Pince, Gemma Jones as Madam Pomfrey, and Zoë Wanamaker as Madam Hooch. And, of course, let’s not forget Dame Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall.

The game, designed by Jam City and described as a story-driven mobile narrative role-playing game, takes place before Harry, Hermione and Ron attended the school. And not only will you be able to create your own characters, but you’ll build storylines involving friendships, rivalries and quests.

Dame Maggie Smith will reprise her role as Professor McGonagall.

“Our goal with Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is to make players really feel for the first time like they’re attending Hogwarts,” says Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and CEO of Jam City. “By including these iconic and incredibly talented actors in the game, we come one step closer to truly giving fans their own Hogwarts experience.”

We’re already imagining our magical encounter with the Sorting Hat, sipping delicious butterbeer in The Leaky Cauldron and taking part in a duel with Voldemort…

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will be available on iOS and Android platforms starting Wednesday 25 April.

Images: Pixabay / Warner Bros


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Susan Devaney

Susan Devaney is a digital journalist for, writing about fashion, beauty, travel, feminism, and everything else in-between.