This is big news for Harry Potter lovers. After several rumours and resources mention about the upcoming wizarding game, developer WB Games and Niantic finally confirms free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game inspired by the famous popular books Harry Potter. With title "Wizards Unite" the game is planned to launch on Android and iOS mobile devices in 2019. A beta version of the Harry Potter game launched in New Zealand in April and Australia in May.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite can be best described as the love child of Pokemon GO and the Harry Potter universe.
In the Harry Potter universe, magical objects and beings co-exist with non-magical ones, and can often be found hidden among the mundane. One might just have to run headfirst through a train platform, for example, to board a voyage to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Augmented reality is a way for real life to intersect with the Harry Potter universe's magical creations, making the technology a natural fit.
The Calamity has struck causing elements of The Wizarding World to be exposed to Muggles. It’s up to you to help investigate and contain The Calamity, to stop the exposure of the entire Wizarding World.
"Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" allows players to roleplay as wizards tasked with containing magic that appears all over the Muggle (normal, non-magic) world. They'll have to brew potions, cast spells, and even teleport using a magical device called a Portkey. While the game is free to play, players will have the option to buy currency in the game using real money.