'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' is about protecting muggles

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'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' is about protecting muggles

Today, WB Games and Niantic just announced the release of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, their new augmented reality (AR) mobile game. Hopefully, the studios are saving the best to last, with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite coming to iOS and Android mobile devices in 2019.

The story will see you as a new recruit in a new secret group of wizards called the Statute of Secrecy Task Force, established by the Ministry of Magic and the International Confederation of Wizards.

Foundables will appear at various types of real-world locations including parks, banks, municipal buildings, college campuses, libraries, monuments, zoos, art galleries, and more.

Instead of an actual launch or a solid launch date, the developers behind the game have put the title up for pre-registration on Google Play, which isn't even a great indication as to when it will launch. By locating and returning the Foundables, you will earn unique rewards tracked in the game Registry. Assuming there's a wide variety of them around, you could be looking at a different experience each time you leave the house, but it's hard to say for sure at this point.

You can also cast spells while playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, but be mindful that this consumes Spell Energy. These host real-time multiplayer battles against unsafe enemies called Wizarding Challenges.

In that sense, it's preparing itself to be a game with more appeal for players who want something more, but it does leave us wondering whether it will hit the highs that Pokemon Go enjoyed.

New compared to Pokemon Go is the addition of immersive environments, which can be accessed via Portkey.

Wizards Unite's gameplay doesn't split players into teams as of now, Eurogamer reports, but they can choose one of three classes: the Magizoologist, the Professor, and the Auror, which, respectively, are good at taking down magical beasts, understanding the intricacies of magic, and spell-casting. Beyond that, you'll be able to collect ingredients to make Potions, engage in real-time multiplayer battles against enemies, including Death Eaters, boggarts, and Dementors, and find Portkeys that will take you to fully realized AR versions of famous Harry Potter locations, like Olivander's Wand Shop.

Check out the full Harry Potter: Wizards Unite blog here.

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