This morning, WB Games and Niantic finally released details about their upcoming Harry Potter-based app game, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The company launched a new page for the game's website showing off gifs and giving descriptions about what exactly you'll be doing in the game. And as you might suspect considering it involves Niantic, it plays like a Harry Potter version of Pokémon GO. You'll walk around outside, find traces of magic and hidden portals, take out evil wizards and fight against teachers, all while boosting your skills in the game. You can pre-register for the game now on Google Play, as the game will be coming to iOS and Android mobile devices in 2019, but no hard-date has been set.
In Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the player's journey begins as a new recruit for the Statute of Secrecy Task Force, with the purpose of investigating and containing a Calamity that has befallen the wizarding world. Witches and wizards from across the globe must come together to cast spells and return Foundables – artefacts, creatures, people, and even memories – trapped by Confoundable magic, to their proper place in an effort to keep magic hidden from Muggle eyes.
As players journey across the world, they'll discover Inns that replenish their Spell Energy, magical ingredients for brewing special potions, Portkeys that unlock AR portals into iconic wizarding world locations and much more. Combat skills will be tested when witches and wizards visit real-world locations called Fortresses, key areas that play host to Wizarding Challenges. These real-time multiplayer battles against dangerous foes encourage players to join forces with fellow witches and wizards to take on higher level threats and unlock rare magical rewards.