New Harry Potter mobile game lets you live the Hogwarts student life

goss 19/01/2018

Harry Potter fans have been given their first glimpse at Hogwarts Mystery, a mobile game for iOS and Android set to be released later this year.

The game will put players in the shoes of Hogwarts students, in the time between Harry's birth and his admission to the wizarding school.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery promises to "work with talented creators to build games that focus on player-generated stories, which will live alongside the magical universe created by JK Rowling".

It will be the first Harry Potter video game since 2012's Wonderbook: Book of Spells, which was released on PlayStation 3.

Players can create a personalised avatar for their character, attend classes, learn magical skills, form friendships or rivalries with other students, and make pivotal decisions that will influence their character's story arc.

Ahead of the game's release, hardcore Harry Potter fans will be able to play it at the Celebration of Harry Potter event at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, later this month.