New Harry Potter mobile game to be released next year

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The brand, owned by Warner Bros, focuses on the development of new games set in the Harry Potter universe.

The group used two themed predictive keyboards-one for narration, the other for dialogue-to ghostwrite a hilarious chapter from "Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash" (the unofficial eighth book in Rowling's popular series).

The game follows a storyline in which players' custom wizard will attend class, run into familiar professors and experience all that Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has to offer. The keyboard was programmed using all seven Harry Potter books, and then it wrote its own chapter of its own imaginary book. Yep. Interactive Entertainment's Portkey Games (the unit devoted exclusively to experiences based on J.K. Rowling's wizarding world) are partnering to create the role-playing game for our mobile devices, and it will allow fans old and young to enter the world that we've so long experienced from the outside.

The aforementioned Harry Potter excerpt was constructed with the help of multiple writers, who helped construct the sentence through a combination of algorithmic suggestion and authorial discretion.

The game is being developed by Jam City in partnership with Warner Bros.

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Anyway, we digress. Here's everything we know so far about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, including release date rumours, platforms and the latest gameplay rumours. At the very least, Harry Potter fans have something new to talk about. The game was announced over at Pottermore, the official site for all things Harry Potter.

Whip out your virtual wands: Another Harry Potter game is coming in 2018.

We get a glimpse of chapter thirteen (they don't say how many chapters there are in total) but we're hoping this isn't a standalone with lines as good as this. Interactive Entertainment, in a statement. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is shaping up to be Jam City's biggest title yet, and it'll be the first one released under Portkey Games - an entirely new label that's focused on releasing games that are part of the Wizarding World.