Behold all the Potterheads! Get your wands ready and make your imaginations run wild because the much awaited Harry Potter AR game is live!
Being a Potterhead myself, the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a wildly expected game of this year. Coming from the makers of Pokémon Go, Niantic Labs, this Augmented Reality game is surely going to be largely accepted by the crowd. With the trailer being launched on the 18th of June 2019, it has been seen by over 2 million people.
The game was launched a day earlier than expected; but was available only in few countries like the US and the UK. But now it has been released in over 140 countries. Read on to know more about this cool game.
Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite Gameplay-
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a location-based augmented reality game inspired by J. K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. It combines content and characters you know and love; from both the original Harry Potter series and the Fantastic Beasts films in a unique Wizarding World experience. It’s up to you to ready your wand, prepare your potions, brush up your spells; and help prevent The Calamity from exposing the secrets of the wizarding world.
The Plot seems to revolve about a calamity. This calamity has befallen the wizarding world; causing artifacts, creatures, people, and even memories to mysteriously appear in the Muggle world. Witches and wizards from across the globe must come together to solve the mystery of The Calamity; overcome the confounding chaotic magic that surrounds these “Foundables”; and return them to their rightful place, keeping them safe from Muggle eyes.
Explore your very own Magical World –
Your journey begins as a new recruit of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force; established by the Ministry of Magic and the International Confederation of Wizards; for the purpose of investigating and containing The Calamity.
As you step outside and explore the world, the Map will reveal Traces of magic; highlighting the location of magical Foundables. 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. Cast a variety of spells to overcome the Confoundable magic; keep the magical Foundables safe, and send them back to the wizarding world. By returning Foundables, you’ll earn unique rewards that can be tracked in the game Registry.
As you cast spells, you’ll consume Spell Energy. Be sure to regularly stop by Inns, found at Muggle locations around the world; to collect food and drinks that replenish your Spell Energy. While exploring, you’ll also come across ingredients that can be used to brew Potions; which will aid you in different aspects of your Wizarding World journey. These ingredients can be found on the Map; varying by the environment, weather, and time of day, as well as in specially designated Greenhouses.
More Insight –
Make sure to also keep an eye out for Portmanteaus; which can be unlocked to reveal Portkeys that whisk you away to iconic wizarding world locations. For the first time you’ll be able to step into a full 360-degree Advanced AR immersive experience in places like Ollivander’s Wand Shop.
Test your combat skills by visiting one of the multiple Fortresses indicated on the Map. Fortresses are host to Wizarding Challenges, real-time multiplayer battles against dangerous foes, including Death Eaters as well as ferocious Werewolves. You won’t want to face these threats alone; gather your friends to take on threats of even higher levels; and recover rarer magical Foundables from within the Fortress walls.
To further develop your wizarding skills, you can also choose to specialize in different magical Professions. Aurors, Magizoologists, and Professors each have their own unique skills and abilities that will come in handy at different times; particularly during Wizarding Challenges. Team up and strategize with witches as well as wizards from other Professions to tip the scales in your favor.
The Game’s Availability –
Right now, the game is available in more than 140 countries; spanning North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and more. It’s available as a free download on both iOS and Android; also Niantic says that “the game will continue to roll out to additional countries soon”. You can keep up with a running list of Wizard Unite’s availability right here.
Hence, gather around and go experience this magical world of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Also, do share in your thoughts about your experience or anything related to this Rowling’s world and you could find your Potterhead soulmate.