Looks like the app is coming sooner than we thought. Originally slated for a "2018" release date, Touch Arcade reports that prospective students are able to attend Hogwarts now, as long as you have an Android device.
The game is currently listed on Google Play as an "unreleased app", which likely means this is a soft launch meant to test out the servers and other online functionality before the game gets a wide public release on all mobile devices and storefronts. Still no word on when the game is "officially" out or when iOS device owners can expect to play it, but if you've got a compatible Android device, you can hop in now and let the rest of us know if it's good.
If you've ever wondered what life would be like at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, wonder no more. A brand new game called Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is set to release in 2018 for Apple and Android mobile devices, giving you the opportunity to create your own character and go on adventures in the magical school.
Described as "the first mobile game in which players can create their own character and experience life as a Hogwarts student", Hogwarts Mystery will let you master new spells, attend classes taught by your favorite (or least favorite) instructors, make friends, and battle rivals. You can see a brief glimpse of the game in the trailer embedded above.
Hogwarts Mystery is the first title released under Portkey Games, a label created by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to publish games based on J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. The title is being developed by mobile studio Jam City, who have worked on games like Marvel Avengers Academy and Panda Pop.
There aren't a ton of other concrete details available yet, but you can register for updates by visiting the game's official website.