What is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite! Just the name itself gives a thrill of excitement, doesn’t it? Wait, you haven’t heard of it? Well! Let us be the first to tell you about this brand-new, virtual-reality-type game coming soon to a smartphone near you!

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is your next addiction, and it is coming soon.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is an upcoming, augmented reality (AR) game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices in the vein of Pokémon GO. It will be part of a larger set of games from the newly established Portkey Games, a video game publishing label of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. According to a blog post on Pottermore, Wizards Unite will be the first of a collection of console and mobile games set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

Since the game has yet to be released, not a lot is known about Wizards Unite at the moment, but we do know that it will be mobile game adventure inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World and will be released in 2018.

The game encourages you to step outside with your phone, explore your local surroundings and take part in a series of adventures, such as searching for magical creatures and bumping into iconic wizarding world characters along the way. Crikey. Who knows who you’ll spot in your local park? You’ll also be able to cast spells, discover mysterious artefacts, and build up your very own, illustrious wizarding career. Yep, we can definitely get on board with this.

Yer a wizard, Harry

If you have been living under a rock for the past 20 years, the Harry Potter series tells the story of a young British orphan who, on his 11th birthday, discovers his secret past is far more magical than meets the eye. Harry Potter is invited to a magical school for wizards, where he meets many friends (and a few enemies). Throughout their time at the wizarding academy, Harry and co. fight dark forces, interact with magical creatures, learn about love and friendship, and discover a lot about themselves along the way.

While much of the game’s details are still pretty hush-hush, we can expect that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will allow muggles like you and me to enter this magical world. And the good news? This game is coming soon!

When will Harry Potter: Wizards Unite be released?

While we don’t have an exact release date for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, we do know that it will come out sometime in 2018. This has led to a lot of speculation about when it will actually become available.

According to experts, summer months are a perfect time to release games like Wizards Unite because school’s out and the weather is hot. Families have lots of free time, and harried parents are desperate for activities that don’t involve their kids just sitting on the couch. But then again, there’s also the fact that the latest of the Harry Potter prequel movies, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, is set to debut in theaters in mid-November… So a game release with that sort of tie-in could make sense, too.

Either way, the good news is that the game will be released soon. While you wait, you might as well brush up on your Harry Potter pickup lines.

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