Big news, Harry Potter fans! Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Niantic’s latest location-based multiplayer game, launches in the US and UK this Friday, June 21.
This isn’t quite the global launch we all hoped for just yet, but this is just the start of the global rollout. Many games launch this way these days, slowly filtering out to more territories following the initial launch period.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Will Roll Out Across the Globe Slowly
If you haven’t heard of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite yet, this is a brand new location-based, AR-fueled mobile game by Niantic, the makers of Pokémon GO.
You play as a member of a new wizarding task force that has to try and ensure the muggle world remains protected from magic. You’ll cast spells, battle recognisable enemies from the movies and books, and explore recognisable locations.
All of this happens on your phone, with the power of AR. You’ll wander around a magical representation of the real world map seeking out magical objects then using AR to interact with them.
The App Store and Google Play pages are already live, so you can go there to pre-register right now by following the links at the top of this page. On June 21, you can use them again to grab the actual game.