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New ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery’ Game Gets Release Date

Following the creation of Pottermore, and a Harry Potter AR game from the creators of Pokemon Go!, there is a new Harry Potter game for smartphones. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is the second game to be announced by Portkey Games, a brand owned by Warner Bros.

 

The game will be launched in the Spring and Android users can pre-register here. It is unclear when iOS users will be able to pre-register. 

 

According to Tech Advisor, developers Jam City have confirmed that players will occupy the shoes of a new student entering Hogwarts and will progress through the years and take the same classes as Harry and his friends.  

 

The company has stated:

In the roleplaying game, players will create a personalized student avatar, attend classes, learn magical skills, form friendships or rivalries with other students, and make pivotal decisions that will influence their character’s story arc as they traverse their years at Hogwarts and grow as a witch or wizard.

 

Your avatar can gain skills, choose a pet, solve magical mysteries, discover new locations, learns new spells and much, much more! 

 

Check out the trailer below! 

 

 

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7 Books That Became Totally Rad Video Games

Movie adaptations of books are not even a dime a dozen—they’re just a dozen. Almost every movie is, in some way, based on literature. Less common is the folkloric video game adaptation. They’ve gone somewhat out of fashion as games have become increasingly expensive to create. But they were the thing to do in the 80s and 90s, and it’s a good thing too. Some wonderful memories for dweebs and dorks of a certain generation come from video game adaptations of equally nerdy novels. Here are seven notable ones!

 

1. Michael Crichton’s Timeline

 

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Before its underwhelming 2003 movie adaptation, Crichton’s time-traveling adventure was made into a PC game. It was developed by Crichton’s own studio, called Timeline Studios, which was dedicated to adapting his novels into video games. Crichton served as the game’s director and even designed parts of it. Unfortunately for all involved, the game tanked. Timeline Studios shut down soon after.

 

2. Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher

 

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This one’s more of an upper. The video game series based on Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski’s epic fantasy novels have become smash hits. Not only do they sell well, the franchise is also a favorite among critics. 2015’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is often cited as one of the greatest role-playing games ever, in fact. Because of the video games, Netflix is developing a TV series based on Sapkowski’s novels.

 

3. Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy

 

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It might be a little generous to say Visceral Games’ 2010 is an adaptation of the Divine Comedy, it certainly does pull elements from the first canticle, the Inferno. This game is essentially an attempt to piggyback off the success of the God of War franchise, which pits a Spartan warrior against all of Greek mythology. Dante’s Inferno is bloody, grim, and totally humorless. It’s also kind of fun.

 

4. Mario Puzo’s The Godfather

 

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2006’s The Godfather generated a lot of buzz for a bunch of reasons. First of all, it’s less an adaptation of Puzo’s novel than Francis Ford Coppola’s film, which displeased both the Puzo estate and Coppola. Puzo’s son sued the Paramount over the game’s release, saying his father’s estate was entitled to money, which he won. Coppola also disapproves of the game, straight up saying, “I disapprove.” The game fills in some of the sidestory of the film, and features a lot of the returning cast, including James Caan and Robert Duvall. It was also notable as Marlon Brando’s last acting role before his death, as he recorded dialogue. Unfortunately, Brando was so sick at the time that the dialogue was unusable.

 

5. Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

 

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Beginning as a radioplay, Adams’ Hitchhiker’s series has spawned movies and, yes, a 1984 video game. It’s a text-based adventure game that follows the first book’s story, telling the story of how Arthur Dent meets Ford Prefect, Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Trillian. Best of all, it’s all text, so it’s basically like reading a book! Actually, that’s not the best thing―the best thing is that you can play it right now for free! Check out this epic here.

 

6. J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring

 

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Confusingly, this game was released nine months after Peter Jackson’s first Lord of the Rings movie despite not at all being associated with the movies. Confusing things further is that video game company Electronic Arts went on to release games based on the next two Jackson movies, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. So there are actually three Lord of the Rings games, but the Fellowship of the Ring is a standalone title that has nothing to do with the latter two releases. Copyright law makes sense, etc.

 

7. R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps

 

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The Goosebumps books inspired a whole series of video games, and they’re interesting for a couple of reasons. First off, 1996’s Escape from Horrorland is a proper sequel to One Day at Horrorland, one of the best-known Goosebumps books. It’s kind of forward-thinking of Stine to allow a sequel to one of his most successful books to shift mediums. Secondly, the game featured, like, weirdly A-list actors. Both Isabella Rossellini and Jeff Goldblum lent their voices to the game. Then again, this shouldn’t surprise anybody familiar with Stine’s wiley charms.

 

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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

The New Harry Potter Role-Playing Game Teaser Has Arrived!

The time has come my friends; we all knew this day would arrive eventually: the brand new Harry Potter game teaser is here! Yes, we have been waiting to see what will unfold and what we could expect from such Pottery. It was announced not too long ago that we’ll be treated to a Harry Potter role-playing mobile game in spring 2018. Well, with 2018 here, we are that much closer to this beauteous creation. The teaser for the interactive game where you become a Hogwarts student was just released and fans are lovin’ it.

 

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According to Variety, the game will be set in the 1980s (pre-Harry) when Nymphadora Tonks and Bill Weasley were wee little students. You’ll then create a Hogwarts student avatar with whom you can enroll in all sorts of mystical classes. From potion-making to duelling, you will have your very own seat in a very magical classroom experience.

 

The wise Dumbledore, the sharp McGonagall, and the dark Snape will all make appearances throughout your virtual school day within “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.” Plus good ol’ Hagrid. And for those anxiously waiting for more details, more will be revealed at the Harry Potter event in Universal Studios Orlando this month from the 26th to the 28th. Those lucky enough to attend will get an introduction to the game along with goodies and meet-and-greets.
 
Check the trailer out below!

 

 

 

This magical portal of a game will be available on the mobile app stores. No tuition? No problem. The game (and tuition) is free. Kewl.
 

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Stay tuned to the game’s website for the deets as they’re revealed. You know you’re not too cool for this school.

 

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Mobile Role-Playing Game Lets You Enroll in Hogwarts Minus Tuition!

Are you a Potter fan who’s been waiting for their Hogwarts letter for years? Yes, us too. Must’ve gotten lost in the mail, or some owl dropped it at the wrong address. So while you’re waiting for your acceptance letter, you should seriously check out this announcement…unless you don’t want to role-play in Harry Potter.

 

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Pottermore has confirmed that game developer Jam City has created a magical mobile game where you can recreate yourself as a character in the Potter World and live the student life! From classes like Duelling and Potions to Dark Arts, players will be taught by professors we’ve seen time and time again. Pretty good for a first semester, I’d say.

 

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Chris DeWolfe is the co-founder and CEO of Jam City and he knows how important and spectacular this is for fans.

 

As Harry Potter fanatics ourselves, we have great respect for the millions of people throughout the world who have followed the Harry Potter stories for more than 20 years… This game is a labour of love for our developers and artists, who are dedicated to creating the most magical entertainment and game play experience for everyone who adores J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

 

All Pottermore could say right now is that the terms for the game start in September, but it will most likely be available some time next year.

 

Hang in there guys; this is going to be wicked.

 

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6 Mobile Games Every Book Lover Needs

As much as we love reading, sometimes our brains need a break. Next time you storm through a book and need to take your mind off the drama, you may not want to leave book world. If that’s the case, you’ll need a mobile game that brings you into the world of a book. No reading necessary! Wait, that’s not a good thing. In any case, check these games out.

 

1. Alice in the Mirrors of Albion

 

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Alice in the Mirrors of Albion is a Lewis Carroll-inspired game where you’ll have to solve challenging puzzles and meet crazy characters along the way. Perhaps you’ll even meet a version of a Jabberwocky!

 

2. Hidden Objects: Detective Sherlock Holmes

 

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Remember those I Spy books? You’d stare at the nice images for hours trying to locate the little red ball of yarn. Is that it!? Nope, not it. Well you can recapture that childhood sense of curiosity with Hidden Objects: Detective Sherlock Holmes. As the name suggests, you’ll be tasked with uncovering, ya know, hidden objects. Get your deerstalker cap on and fill your pipe: you’ve got a mystery to solve!

 

3. Middle-earth: Shadow of War

 

 

Coinciding with the release of Middle-earth: Shadow of War on consoles and PC, a mobile game dropped as well. You can choose your champions and heroes and run around the world of Middle-earth whacking orcs in the head. Sounds like fun!

 

4. Fantastic Beasts: Cases

 

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Like the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Fantastic Beasts: Cases will have you solve mysteries in the Wizarding World related to magical creatures. You’ll have to track them down, find hidden objects, and interview people. Are you up to the task?

 

5. The Hunger Games Adventures

 

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If you’ve been aching for a reentry into the world of The Hunger Games, you should check out The Hunger Games Adventures. Katniss, Peeta, Haymitch, and your other favorite characters populate this mobile world while you explore Panem. You may be the next champion.

 

6. Willy Wonka Slots Vegas Casino

 

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Something about mixing Willy Wonka and gambling just seems right. If I knew nothing about Wonka and you showed me a picture of him and told me he owned a casino, I’d say, “Yes, sounds about right.” This mobile game will walk you through a digital casino of candy, oompa loompas, and Wonka himself creeping around.

 

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