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‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite': ‘Pokemon Go’-Like Mobile Game to Launch in Australia and New Zealand This Month

Augmented Reality mobile game available for pre-registration on Google Play

Last Updated: May 14, 2019 @ 11:33 AM

A Harry Potter-themed mobile game titled “Wizards Unite” that is inspired by the same technology used in “Pokemon Go” launched as a Beta version on May 1 in Australia and New Zealand, and the game’s official trailer for the game was shared today.

The trailer for “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” imagines a game in which a magical “calamity” has caused creatures and forces from within the wizarding world to appear in the Muggle world. You as the player can cast spells by tracing the outline of a path on their screen in order to attack monsters or defend from attacks in order to prevent the magical world from being exposed.

Using the same augmented reality (AR) as “Pokemon Go,” in “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,” players are able to wander the real world and will encounter fantastic beasts, evil wizards and mysterious artifacts along the way.

You can also use the AR technology to place a Portkey on the ground in the real world, and when you take a few steps forward into the newly placed portal, you can observe an entirely new space within the augmented reality.

Google Play users can already pre-register for the game to download and begin playing as soon as it becomes available stateside later this year, while Apple, iPhone users will have to stay tuned.

Co-published and co-developed by WB Games San Francisco and Niantic, Inc., “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” is under the Portkey Games label.

Check out the first teaser trailer above, and take a deeper look at gameplay stills below: