Although the tweet mentions a worldwide release, the game will first become available in the US and the UK only. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite previously released in Australia and New Zealand in beta form.
The new AR game from Pokémon GO developers Niantic is similar to the beloved game of catching Pokémon in the real world albeit with a bit more mechanical complexity. Players will be able save Muggles from rogue magical creatures and misbehaving objects as well as capture those that have escaped from the wizarding world.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be compatible for both Android and iOS devices. Niantic also hopes to hold similar events to its Pokémon GO Fests. Read the official press release below:
“A calamity has befallen the wizarding world, causing artefacts, creatures, people, and even memories to mysteriously appear in the Muggle world. Witches and wizards from across the globe must come together to solve the mystery of The Calamity, overcome the confounding chaotic magic that surrounds these “Foundables,” and return them to their rightful place, keeping them safe from Muggle eyes.
Your journey begins as a new recruit of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force, established by the Ministry of Magic and the International Confederation of Wizards for the purpose of investigating and containing The Calamity.
Test your combat skills by visiting one of the multiple Fortresses indicated on the Map. Fortresses are host to Wizarding Challenges, real-time multiplayer battles against dangerous foes, including Death Eaters and ferocious Werewolves. You won’t want to face these threats alone–gather your friends to take on threats of even higher levels and recover rarer magical Foundables from within the Fortress walls.
To further develop your wizarding skills, you can also choose to specialize in different magical Professions. Aurors, Magizoologists, and Professors each have their own unique skills and abilities that will come in handy at different times, particularly during Wizarding Challenges. Team up and strategize with witches and wizards from other Professions to tip the scales in your favor.”
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