Almost two years after the massive success of Pokemon Go, it looks like Niantic Labs is gearing up for the launch of its much-rumored game based on the Harry Potter franchise. According to the latest information online, months after the initial announcement and rumors, a pre-registration page for the game has appeared on Google Play Store. This confirms that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is coming soon along with some additional details about how the game will work and some screenshots about the game. Pre-registration will ensure that interested users are notified when the game is finally available for download at launch. Also Read - Holi Special Offer 2021: Garena Free Fire, Call of Duty, Free Fire, Ludo King celebrate festival of coloursAlso Read - Niantic announces India-exclusive Festival of Colours for Pokemon Go: Here are the details
The highlight of the upcoming game is likely to be the integration of augmented reality elements in the gameplay. According to a report by 9to5Google, Niantic Labs has teamed up with WB Games San Francisco to make the game along with characters and content from the seven-part book and eight-part movie franchise. The report also notes that elements from the current Fantastic Beasts are also likely to be part of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. According to the description of the game on the pre-registration page, it is part of the Portkey Games, a label responsible for developing games based on the Harry Potter world. Also Read - Pokemon GO adds remote raids to encourage playing from home
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The description reveals that the players will take on the role of a new recruit for the Statue of Secrecy Task Force. The primary goal of the player will be to solve the mystery related to the Calamity along with real-world exploration for mysterious artifacts, casting spells and even encountering fantastic beasts. Talking about the mysteries, the company stated that it has worked on deep multi-year story arch which will ask players to solve a number of mysteries.
Niantic also added that it has worked on richly detailed 3D scenarios in 360-degree advanced AR+ environments for players. Players can also take part in a number of wizarding challenges in fortresses on the map for an RPG-like experience. It will also feature shared arenas where the effects in the arena are group-wide. Players will also be able to specialize in a number of professions including Professor, Auror, or Magizoologist.
The game will also include portkeys which will provide immersive VR-like experience to players while teleporting them to iconic Wizarding World locations . Last but not least, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will also allow players to craft different potions that can be used to improve the overall gameplay.