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A 'Pokémon Go'-Style 'Harry Potter' Game Is Coming to Your Phone in 2019

'Wizard's Unite' will have you casting spells and trying to keep the wizarding world's secrets.
By Sarah Ward and Tom Clift
November 18, 2018
By Sarah Ward and Tom Clift
November 18, 2018

Brush up on your spells, Potterheads. Specifically, get ready to shout "accio iPhone". As first announced back in 2017, the wizarding world of Harry Potter is coming to your mobile — and the powers-that-be have revealed when as part of a new teaser trailer.

Some time in 2019, Potter fans be joining the Ministry of Magic, wielding their wands and trying to contain traces of wizardry throughout the muggle world, all within Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. What else it involves is being kept in a chamber of secrets, although the game website does explain that players will enlist in the new Statute of Secrecy Task Force, where they'll be required to "hone lightning fast wand reflexes", "sniff out the faintest whiff of magical disorder from afar" and be proficient in the "advanced casting of multiple spells".

Basically, it's a Pokemon Go-style step into the Harry Potter universe, giving everyone another augmented reality mobile game to get addicted to. And, it's from Niantic, the developers behind said game, who have teamed up here with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

When Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was first announced, Niantic noted that "players will learn spells, explore their real world neighbourhoods and cities to discover and fight legendary beasts and team up with others to take down powerful enemies" — in case you were wondering how it might emulate Pokemon Go.

It also said the game "will leverage the full stack of the Niantic Platform while also providing an opportunity to pioneer all new technology and gameplay mechanics".

That's about all we know for now — although you can check out the teaser below:

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Published on November 18, 2018 by Sarah Ward
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