Hello, Wottareaders and Harry Potter fans! ever wondered of walking around with your wand casting spells? well, congrats, Harry Potter Wizards Unite will be launched soon. In this upcoming Harry Potter title we will cast spells and keep the magic world safe. Seems like Harry Potter’s world is still alive! by the way, for those who want miss magic here you have some similar books to the Harry Potter series.
In 2016 Niantic, an American software development company released a virtual augmented reality mobile games based on the world of Pokemon: Pokemon Go. It was a massive success, millions of people downloaded the game and joined the phenomenon. While some may think nobody plays Pokemon Go anymore, they couldn’t be more mistaken, turns out Pokémon GO grossed $205 million during the first quarter of 2019 which is an increase of 40% compared to the same period in 2018. Daed gaem? seems not. Niantic did a good job as developers and knew how to update the game and keep the fans interested in their app. Let’s not forget about Ingress, which started it all.
From Niantic also, in cooperation with Warner Bros (the studio which owns the rights to the Harry Potter series) comes this big announcement. Get ready for a new experience on your mobile phone, Harry Potter Wizards Unite will let you travel between the real world and the virtual world of Harry Potter.
By the way, for those wondering, this is not the Harry Potter RPG videogame I posted about a few weeks ago.
What is Harry Potter Wizards Unite
Harry Potter is a new augmented reality videogame based on the world of Harry Potter. The videogame will be available for both Apple iPhone users and Android users, as happens with Pokemon Go.
New footage of this videogame can be watched, here you have Harry Potter Wizards Unite trailer:
Cool isn’t it? but not much revealing to be honest, luckily there is already footage of the gameplay.
Harry Potter Wizards Unite will be very similar to Pokemon Go in concept despite being a bit more complex.
How does Harry Potter Wizards Unite work
Similarly to its predecessor, we will have to walk around the real world, in this case the map will reveal Traces of magic mostly in places known as Foundables. We will have to cast our spells in order to protect these Foundables. Also, there will be fortresses, in which we will fight against powerful creatures (such as Death Eaters), these battles will be hard so make sure you join other players to defeat them since this is a multiplayer battle.
We will be able to download Harry Potter Wizards Unite for free (no matter the Store), but despite being free-to-play we will have some features to buy as happens in Pokemon Go.
This video game’s story is that magic is at risk of exposure, so we as wizards must help contain it:
“Please resist the urge to panic. Traces of magic are appearing across the Muggle world without warning and in a rather chaotic manner. We worry it is only a matter of time before even the most incurious Muggles catch wind of it. We call on all witches and wizards to help contain the Calamity or risk the worst of times since You Know Who. Brush up on your spells, get your wand ready, and enlist immediately.”
Under this premise, we will be joining the Statute of Secrecy Task Force, and our objective will be containing the Calamity. Sounds fun!
This was posted in Harry Potter Wizards Unite official website.
Harry Potter Wizards Unite Gameplay
Also, we can take a look at a Harry Potter Wizards Unite gameplay:
As you can see in the Gameplay, instead of a Pokeball we will use a magic wand (as it could be no other way) which we will have to move properly in order to perform our spells. With this, we will have to face different enemies or challenges, such as defeating Death Eaters, Werewolves and also Boggarts (don’t forget it! Riddikulus!).
The gameplay also shows how you can use potions to make your spells stronger. And yes, we will be able to use one of our favorite spells: the Expecto Patronum. So, before you download Harry Potter Wizards Unite make sure you do this quiz: Which animal is your Patronus? 🦄
Harry Potter Wizards Unite professions
This time, instead of choosing a team (Instinct, Valor or Mystic in Pokemon) we will be able to choose a profession or class. These professions are Auror, Professor, and Magizoologist. Seems that in this game, in contrast to Pokemon Go, the profession you choose will matter.
Regarding the professions, it won’t work the same way as in Pokemon’s videogame. In Pokemon Go, the other teams were your rivals, since you had to fight to gain Gym Control. Meanwhile, in this game there won’t be such rivalry, which makes sense being called Wizards Unite, isn’t it? Instead, each class or profession will be particularly good at something and you will be able to change your profession at will.
As the official website says “Each (profession)have their own unique skills and abilities that will come in handy at different times, particularly during Wizarding Challenges”
Which profession choose in Harry Potter Wizards Unite? that is for you to decide of course, here are the main features of each profession:
As an Auror you will be good at spellcasting and defeating dark wizards, as it could be no other way. The skill tree of this profession is Defense Against the Dark Arts.
As a professor you will have magical knowledge, meaning you will be good at solving puzzles.
Magizoologists are the best to fight against magical beasts.
Seeing the features of each profession, it will be no wonder that most of the players will end up being Aurors.
Harry Potter Wizards Unite release date
Harry Potter Wizards Unite has no official release date yet. However, is known it will come out this very same year 2019. Even though it is not official, it is said it will be launched in June 2019.
Reserve your name!
For both Ingress players and Pokemon Go trainers, Niantic announced that they could reserve their name so they could use it in this upcoming title, hurry up because April 30th will be the last day! You can reserve your name here.
Hope you are expectant for the launch of this videogame! Will you play it? Do you know which profession you will pick? Comment! Also, if you haven’t read this series yet here you have all the Harry Potter books in order.
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