From the creators of the smash mobile augmented reality game Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is launching worldwide for iOS and Android this week on 21st June.
The game will lean on some familiar hooks from Pokémon Go, such as getting you to head out into the open world while staring at a map of your surroundings on your phone and interacting with them, but has been built around the wizarding world of Harry Potter.
You start as a new recruit in the Statute of Secrecy Task Force from the Ministry of Magic and International Confederation of Wizards, set to investigate and contain The Calamity. On the map are Traces of magic, which lead you to Foundables attached to landmarks in the real world. Here you can earn energy to let you cast spells to overcome Confoundable magic. Also in the game are direct wizarding battles, where you fight real-time multiplayer battles against Death Eaters, Werewolves and more, teaming up with other players to do so.
It’s been in beta for a little while now, restricted to New Zealand and Australia in a soft launch, but is emerging into the wide open world for anyone and everyone to download on their iOS and Android devices on Friday.