New Details Emerge for Niantic’s ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ Mobile Game

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The game's story revolves around you being a new recruit of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force, which is established by the Ministry of Magic. While these Traces can be found all around you, certain Foundables may be more likely to appear at various types of real-world locations including parks, banks, municipal buildings, college campuses, libraries, monuments, zoos, art galleries, and more.

Nobody is - yet - talking about when the game will be available to play, but the fact signups are now available is encouraging.

Niantic's previous game, Pokémon Go, became a global phenomenon when it was released in 2016, peaking at 300 million players.

Each of those classes has a different set of skills, and if you've read the Harry Potter books, you probably have some idea of what they're capable of. A player needs to collect food and drinks to replenish Spell Energy.

There is also the opportunity to team up with fellow wizards (ie, your friends) to play multiplayer battles against villains such as Death Eaters and Dementors - which are like the gyms in Pokemon Go.

A video posted to YouTube as well as images from the "Wizards Unite" website show some of "Wizards Unite's" gameplay, which includes combat encounters with familiar characters and recreation of scenes from "Harry Potter". In addition, there are Portmanteaus that, when unlocked, hand out Portkeys that "whisk you away to iconic wizarding world locations".

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In that sense, it's preparing itself to be a game with more appeal for players who want something more, but it does leave us wondering whether it will hit the highs that Pokemon Go enjoyed.

The wizarding world has finally magicked its way onto mobile with Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery for Android and iOS devices. The game will also feature fancy AR technology to make "360 immersive experiences" come to life, allowing you to step into a portkey to explore famous locations from the Harry Potter series such as Ollivander's wand shop.

The player will be able to choose their magical specialism - do you pursue the course of the Aurors, Magizoologists, or Professors?

Niantic is still keeping the lid tight on the release date for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will launch in 2019 - the exact time frame has not been confirmed.