A while back, Niantec (the company behind mobile games Ingress and Pokémon Go) announced that they were creating a separate division of their company called Portkey Games. This was so that they could focus on a mobile AR Harry Potter game! I’ve been waiting for news, and they’ve since released the first trailer, which you can watch below.

Looks pretty cool, huh? The graphics honestly reminded me of old Runescape and PS2 graphics – I played through the PS2 port of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets no less than 10 times in my youth. I can’t help wondering if they’re going to port it to PC at some point so it can have more MMORPG elements. I’m especially excited for the character customization. It looks like they are developing a PVP feature, which fans of PoGo have been asking for since the game launched. Hopefully after they work out the bugs in Hogwarts Mystery, they can implement the feature for PoGo as well.

There’s not a whole lot of information about the game yet, but you can preregister for the game here! You’ll get updates via email too. I’ve preregistered and will continue to post updates as I get them ;D

Are you guys excited or more skeptical? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

– Kathleen