Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery bringing back professors’ voices, plus new release date

Find out which Harry Potter alumni are lending their voices to the Hogwarts Mystery mobile game

In keeping with the true magic of the wizarding world, upcoming mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is welcoming back a few old film cast members, who will be lending their voices to the characters within the game.

Returning actors include Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall), Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore), Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick), Gemma Jones (Madam Pomfrey), Zoe Wanamaker (Madam Hooch) and Sally Mortemore (Madam Pince).

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

“If I could attend Hogwarts as a student, I would be most excited to attend the potions class taught by Severus because it is the most exotic,” said Maggie Smith.

On top of that thrilling news, it has also been announced that the mobile game will launch globally on 25 April.

Here’s what Pottermore has to say about the app:

The mobile game – part of the new label Portkey Games, from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment – will invite you to join Hogwarts in the 1980s, and will feature many of your favourite things from the Harry Potter stories. These include spells, classes, characters and much more. Although at this point Harry wouldn’t have been old enough to be at the school himself, we think you may recognise a few former students and staff – from Nymphadora Tonks to Bill Weasley to Professor McGonagall.

The role-playing experience will invite you to create your own personalised student avatar, and make key decisions that will impact your story. The trailer wisely reminds us of Dumbledore’s words: ‘It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.’

As the game continues, so will your Hogwarts education, your magical skills and relationships with other characters, so make sure to make every decision count. In other words – don’t choose a Crabbe and Goyle-style path, eh?

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will be available via the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore on 25 April. Get all the latest fantasy news with every issue of SciFiNow.