Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Releasing in 2019

Niantic's follow-up to Pokemon GO is slated to launch next year.

November 14, 2018

Niantic Inc, the developers of the popular Pokémon GO mobile game, have announced the release window for their new title today. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be releasing in 2019 on iOS and Android devices.

Last November, the game was officially announced with little details other than it will be an augmented reality mobile game, very similar to that of Pokémon GO. According to the original announcement, “players will learn spells, explore their real-world neighborhoods and cities to discover & fight legendary beasts and team up with others to take down powerful enemies.”

Sounds very close to GO, right? Well, that might be a good thing! Seeing a developer such as Niantic make something unique with the Harry Potter license gives me hope, and we might be seeing much more regarding the franchise in terms of video games. A trailer for an unannounced AAA Harry Potter game was leaked a few months back.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be coming in 2019, according to the developers; who teased the release year in a live-action trailer for the game. The trailer features a woman casting a spell to catch a snitch, then leaving a promotional poster for the game on a wall before disappearing. There is also a fancy new logo for the game.

Quite a lacklustre trailer, but to hear that the game will be coming next year is a relief. I’d love to jump into the Harry Potter world while staying in my own as soon as possible, please.

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The official site for the game offers some information in the way of plot for the game.

“Please resist the urge to panic. Traces of magic are appearing across the Muggle world without warning and in a rather chaotic manner. We worry it is only a matter of time before even the most incurious Muggles catch wind of it. We call on all witches and wizards to help contain the Calamity or risk the worst of times since You Know Who. Brush up on your spells, get your wand ready, and enlist immediately.”

“As a member of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force (a new task force formed in partnership between the Ministry of Magic and the International Confederation of Wizards) you will hone lightning fast wand reflexes, an ability to sniff out the faintest whiff of magical disorder from afar, and proficiency in advanced casting of multiple spells.”

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite releases 2019 on iOS and Android mobile devices.

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