Wizards Unite: ‘Harry Potter' version of ‘Pokemon Go' debuts this week

Kelley Robertson
June 21, 2019

The genius minds behind the extremely popular "Pokemon Go" game, Niantic Labs, are at it again with a new interactive game that you play on your phone, except instead of hunting Pokemon you'll be learning spells just like Harry Potter and his friends do in the Wizarding World. The augmented reality game, similar to Pokemon Go (as it's from the same developer), will begin its worldwide rollout Friday, June 21, starting with the United States and the United Kingdom, co-developers Niantic and WB Games announced Tuesday at Universal Studios' The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida. The game has appeared for United States and United Kingdom players on iOS and Android devices a day early as if by, you know, MAGIC! Like its predecessor, the new Harry Potter game tasks you with walking around, interacting with real-life locations that have been translated into the game world, and collecting things-among other Wizarding World-related activities.

Wizards Unite gives you the chance to become a witch or wizard, immersing yourself in the Wizarding World to experience the adventures faced in the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts books and films.

Wizards, it's been a long time coming, but Wizards Unite is out of beta and live in both the United States and the United Kingdom! Of course, this is a free-to-play release, which means in-app purchases are included, and they range up to $99.99 per item. Keep an eye on your inbox. You can also choose a profession to help you on your wizarding journey. Here are the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite microtransactions from $1.69 to $169.99.

You should be able to change this pretty regularly since you will unlock new filters as you progress. However, your choice now has no effect on gameplay, and you can switch freely between them at any time.

J.K. Rowling is not directly involved in the development of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, but her work provides the basis for the world and characters.

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