Jam City, in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Portkey Games, announced today that Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Year 5 has launched. Players will head back to school with the commencement of Year 5 content in the game, beginning the most exciting year at Hogwarts yet, with a host of new mysteries to unravel.
In the mobile game, fans receive their acceptance letter, create a character and attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Taking part in the rituals and routines of student life, from collecting their textbooks at Flourish and Blotts, to attending classes with venerable professors like McGonagall, Flitwick and Snape, players have taken to life at Hogwarts.
In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Year 5, players return to Hogwarts for their most rigorous year of studies yet, and important milestones in the curriculum. Players that earned their prefect badge in Year 4 will take on the responsibilities of the role, while enjoying access to a new location in the game, the prefect’s bathroom. But all Year 5 students are faced with an even bigger test than earning the badge: taking their Ordinary Wizarding Levels (O.W.L.) exams.
As Year 5 unfolds, players will head into new territory — and mischief — exploring decidedly dodgy areas like Knockturn Alley. Back on school grounds, players will learn from new professors like the lauded, but legendarily long-winded History of Magic Professor, Cuthbert Binns and the identity of the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor will be revealed. Outside of classes, players will cross paths with more members of the Weasley clan and other familiar characters from the Wizarding World.
“Year 5 is a pivotal year for any student at Hogwarts, with the O.W.L. exams looming, new professors to navigate, and for some, a prefect badge on their robes,” said Amanda Heaton, Executive Producer at Jam City. “We wanted to reflect the rigors of this year in the mobile game, balanced of course, with the core extra-curricular activity at Hogwarts: unraveling mysterious with your school mates. Year 5 brings the most robust year of content yet to the game, and we’re excited for players to start this new chapter.”