Prepare to save Muggles from rogue magical creatures and misbehaving objects! Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, a new mobile augmented reality game from the creators of Pokémon Go, is coming to smartphones this Friday.
The news was announced yesterday at an event for the game set at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Park in Hollywood, meaning that a ton of us will soon be able to feel like wizards, applying the magic straight from the phone.
In Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, players will be able to explore the real world, searching for signs of magic and meeting iconic Harry Potter characters along the way, if you ever have played Pokémon Go, you will notice the resemblance. Players will take on the role of a new wizard recruit working with the Statute of Secrecy Task Force — the group f magicians in charge of solving the mystery of the Calamity, a major event that scattered magical artifacts and creatures all over the world.
The game will now go live in other global locations after it had a period of testing in New Zealand and Australia, but it’s not clear how long it’ll take to reach a more global audience. The Niantic’s twitter account simply says the worldwide launch will begin on June 21st and says to watch for more information “as the game goes live in your region soon.” Pokémon Go took an unusually long time to launch in certain countries, so don’t expect to start exactly this Friday.