Are you ready to get your hands on the new Harry Potter-themed AR game?
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is about to hit Android and iOS devices later this week! The game was already beta tested in New Zealand and Australia, but it’s being released in the US and UK on Friday, June 21st, to be exact.
It’s being brought to us by Niantic, the creators of Pokemon Go–the game that got even the biggest couch potatoes up and out the door to “catch ‘em all.” They’ve decided to work their magic again and create a new Harry Potter version that follows the same formula. Players will use the real world to search for signs of magic and encounter the characters they know and love.
To be honest, I don’t know if I can wait until Friday to get my hands on it, but I guess I’ll have to. At least it’ll give me time to research phones with 5G so I can step my game up by the time Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is ready.
According to the official Twitter account, you can go ahead and enlist for the Statute of Secrecy Task Force through the game’s official website, and they promise to keep you updated on the “unfolding calamity.” (hang on while I go do that really quick!)
Once you enlist, your journey begins as a new recruit of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force, which was established to investigate and contain ‘The Calamity.’ You, and all the other new recruits are saddled with the task to solve the mystery of The Calamity, that has caused creatures, people, artifacts, and even memories to mysteriously disappear.
You’ll obviously also have to find these ‘Foundables’ and return them to their rightful places.
There’s more exciting news for Harry Potter fans, too. It was revealed last month that J.K. Rowling has four more books in the works, that are set to be released at the end of June. They’re not huge novels, but rather four short stories that are based on Hogwarts lessons, and are accompanied by illustrations from the London-based artist Rohan Daniel Eason.
According to the author’s website, the new series of eBook shorts were “inspired by the British Library exhibition and its companion books, Harry Potter: A History of Magic.”