Harry Potter: Wizards Unite gets trailer and 2019 release window

Niantic's Harry Potter Wizards Unite Trailer Reveals 2019 Release Date

Last year, nearly to the day, we learned about Niantic's plans for an augmented reality Harry Potter game. The threat on the Wizarding World is now only known as the Calamity; no doubt players will be roving the streets using their mobile devices as wands to cast spells, fight off fantastic beasts, and discover what the Calamity really is.

Sounds very close to GO, right? In the meantime, the developer, which is working on the game with Warner Bros. Now, I don't know loads about Harry Potter, so I'll try and explain the events of the trailer as best as I can.

The announcement post on Pottermore also details how the scratched lettering is intentional too, confirming the game will "infuse elements" from the spin-off Fantastic Beasts franchise.

Quite a lacklustre trailer, but to hear that the game will be coming next year is a relief.

The official site for the game offers some information in the way of plot for the game.


The YouTube description of the trailer also says, "Why are traces of magic appearing in the Muggle world?" and the Wizards Unite website namedrops something called "the Calamity". "We worry it is only a matter of time before even the most incurious Muggles catch wind of it".

In the first teaser for the game, we see a wizard tossing up a poster asking for help, because the Wizarding World is at risk of exposure.

"... You will hone lighting fast wand reflexes, an ability to sniff out the faintest whiff of magical disorder from afar, and proficiency in advanced casting of multiple spells".
"Brush up on your spells, get your wand ready, and enlist immediately".

Harry Potter: Wizard Unite will arrive on Android and Apple iOS devices in 2019.

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