Harry Potter Pokemon GO, or Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,as it's actually known, is the newest mobile game from Niantic Labs, Warner Bros. Games and Portkey Games.
Wizards Unite follows in the same path of Pokemon GO in terms of game mechanics. Players must solve the mystery of The Calamity, an in-game event that's caused wizard world creatures to make it into the fictional muggle world. And, of course, it has augmented reality.
Here's everything you need to know about the new Harry Potter: Wizards Unite mobile AR game.
The worldwide launch of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite begins this Friday, June 21! Keep your eyes peeled and wand ready for more information as the game goes live in your region soon. #WizardsUnite pic.twitter.com/ckk4s4mi8a— Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (@HPWizardsUnite) June 19, 2019
Harry Potter Pokemon GO: Everything You Need to Know
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has players sign up for the Statute of Secrecy Task Force, a new team set up by the universe-famous Ministry of Magic and the International Confederation of Wizards.
Instead of tracking down Pokemon, players must rid the muggle world of irregularities from The Calamity. Replacing Gyms and Raids from Pokemon GO are Fortresses.
"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," according to the game's first look post.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is now available in the United States for both Android and iOS users.
Photo courtesy of Niantic Labs/Warner Bros. Games/Portkey Games