‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,’ the augmented reality game, was meant to arrive this year, but it has been revealed that the game will not be released until 2019.
Niantic Labs is developing the game. The developer is responsible for creating the epic hit ‘Pokemon GO.’ The plan for ‘Wizards Unite’ is to use the same location-based augmented reality gameplay that was used in ‘Pokemon GO.’
A trailer for the game was recently released and features a golden snitch darting around in an alley when a young witch appears and casts a spell to immobilize it. A noise in the distance causes her to quickly magic a poster on a nearby wall before disapparating. The poster reads:
“The Wizarding World is at Risk of Exposure. We need your help.”
The trailer then brings viewers into the story by directing them to “Enlist Now” at WizardsUnite.com. Players can then join the Statute of Secrecy Task Force; whose mission is to contain traces of magic to keep them from appearing in the Muggle world.
Once a player becomes a member of the Task Force, they “will hone lightning-fast wand reflexes, an ability to sniff out the faintest whiff of magical disorder from afar, and proficiency in advanced casting of multiple spells.”
According to a press release, players in ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ will be able to “explore real-world surroundings to unravel a global mystery, cast spells, and encounter fantastic beasts and iconic characters along the way.”
Get your thumbs ready for ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ when it is released in 2019. Check out the trailer for the game below!