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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite now live (almost) globally

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite loading screen (Source: Own)
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite loading screen (Source: Own)
Announced in early November 2017 and released as a Beta back in April/May (New Zealand/Australia), Harry Potter: Wizards Unite finally became available for the general public — on both Android and iOS — on June 21. However, this mobile location-based augmented reality title is still reaching new markets as we speak.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has been in the making for a while, but now is finally rolling out worldwide for both Android and iOS devices. This title was announced by WB Games San Francisco and Niantic back in early November 2017 and draws inspiration from Pokemon Go and Ingress. One year later, it was confirmed that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite would arrive in 2019. After a few months spent in a public Beta stage — on June 21 — the game has finally hit the gold status.

Since I previously pre-registered for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, I was notified as soon as the game became available in my area. My notification arrived yesterday evening, so there should be some other markets where this title is not available yet (I am currently located in Eastern Europe — Romania, to be more accurate).

Those who played at least one AR game should be able to get Harry Potter: Wizards Unite up and running in no time since this title requires to visit various real-world locations to retrieve various artifacts, cast spells, and to encounter iconic characters and beasts from the Harry Potter universe.

The key locations that must be visited in the real world to progress in the game include inns (for replenishing the spell power), greenhouses (potion ingredients), as well as fortresses (to fight more creatures).

After spending a few minutes in the game without leaving my building, I can only conclude that I should get out to re-discover my surroundings. The game is free, but there are also various items available for purchase using real cash. With over 1,000,000 downloads on Google Play so far and a rating of 4.2/5, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite looks like a title that all fans of this franchise should try. Mobile gamers who are not into Pokemon Go and similar titles, on the other hand, might want to spare their precious time and stay away from this one. 

As usual, be sure to share your thoughts with the rest of us in the comments section. What do you think about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite — yay or nay?

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-06-25 (Update: 2019-06-25)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.