Game developer Niantic Labs launched Pok mon GO almost two years bac. Now, the company is going to launch a Harry Potter based AR game. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was open for pre-registration now on the Google Play Store. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is now available in the US ahead of its launch date according to reports. The game is still on pre-registration in the other parts of the world. Also Read - Harry Potter: Wizards Unite launching on June 21Also Read - Harry Potter: Wizards Unite by Niantic Labs now available on Google Play Store for pre-registration
The launch date of the game was confirmed as June 21 in a tweet from the official Twitter handle. The text of the tweet reads, The worldwide launch of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite begins this Friday, June 21! Keep your eyes peeled and wand ready for more information as the game goes live in your region soon. #WizardsUnite Also Read - Pokémon GO creator to launch new AR game, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite features
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 would be in 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.
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.
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The game will also include portkeys which will provide immersive VR-like experience . And players will be able to teleport 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.