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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite finally has a trailer

Niantic has teamed up with Warner Bros. for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. (Source: Niantic)
Niantic has teamed up with Warner Bros. for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. (Source: Niantic)
The mobile game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has finally received a teaser trailer, just over a year after its development was announced. There are plenty of games based in the Harry Potter world, but this one is particularly newsworthy because of the developer involved: Niantic. The American software company is probably best known for its work with Pokémon Go.

A teaser trailer for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has been released. Although the short clip doesn’t reveal too much, it is still bound to excite legions of fans who fancy having a crack at being a witch or wizard themselves. The video shows a young woman in a quiet alleyway magically ensnaring a golden snitch before hastily casting a spell to stick a poster on the wall and “disapparating.”

Wizarding World-related games are not a new concept; however, this title could end up being massive business. The developer behind the game, Niantic, was the creator of Pokémon Go, which has grossed over US$2.01 billion since its release in 2016. There are few franchises that could compete at the same level as Pokémon and also translate well to augmented reality mobile gaming, but the Harry Potter franchise is definitely one that could.

Gamers will be involved with the Statute of Secrecy Task Force and deal with the traces of magic that have started appearing in the Muggle world. The threat on the Wizarding World is currently only known as the Calamity; no doubt players will be roving the streets using their mobile devices as wands to cast spells, fight off fantastic beasts, and discover what the Calamity really is.

The game will be available on both iOS and Android platforms. April 25, 2019, has been given as the release date for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, but potential witches and wizards can enlist for further information about the title here.


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Daniel R Deakin, 2018-11-14 (Update: 2020-09-30)