New Details Emerge for Niantic’s ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ Mobile Game

Collider | 3/11/2019 | Dave Trumbore
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Today, Niantic, Inc. and WB Games San Francisco shared a first look at Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the new AR mobile game that will allow fans to embark on their own Wizarding World adventure together with IRL friends. Aiming to be more engaging than the basic point-and-click story that is Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, the new game from the makers of hit AR game Pokémon GO will be bringing some familiar mechanics to the world-famous J.K. Rowling creation.

As the game’s official site describes, “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite combines content and characters you know and love from both the original Harry Potter series and the Fantastic Beasts films in a unique Wizarding World experience. It’s up to you to ready your wand, prepare your potions, brush up your spells and help prevent The Calamity from exposing the secrets of the Wizarding World.”

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You can pre-register for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite here to stay up to date. Check out more details below. Here’s the background story:

A calamity has befallen the wizarding world, causing artefacts, creatures, people, and even memories to mysteriously appear in the Muggle world. Witches and wizards from across the globe must come together to solve the mystery of The Calamity, overcome the confounding chaotic magic that surrounds these “Foundables,” and return them to their rightful place, keeping them safe from Muggle eyes.

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Your journey begins as a new recruit of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force, established by the Ministry of Magic and the International Confederation of Wizards for the purpose of investigating and containing The Calamity.

Here’s how the augmented reality aspect will play into the whole thing:

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As you step outside and explore the world, the Map will reveal Traces of magic, highlighting the location of magical Foundables. While these Traces can be found all around you, certain Foundables may be...
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