WB Games and Niantic, the company that developed Pokémon Go and Ingress, last week presented their new game around the world of Harry Potter called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite for the first time to journalists. This mobile project with augmented reality on iOS and Android companies first announced in 2017.
WB Games Vice President Jonathan Knight told reporters that Harry Potter fans believe that the border between the world of wizards and the ordinary world is very thin. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be built on this very idea. The plot of the game, according to Variety, tells about the Cataclysm - a mysterious phenomenon, because of which magical objects and creatures began to appear in the world of muggles.
The task of the players will be to seek and prevent leaks on the instructions of the Ministry of Magic. On the real map there will appear “traces of magic”, indicating such phenomena.
During the game, users will learn spells to interact with the leaks. Each spell will have its own character, which will need to be drawn on the screen. In addition, players will be able to collect ingredients for potions, carry out missions in groups (similar mechanics were in Ingress), as well as meet characters from the Harry Potter books and go to magical places.
In addition, in the real world, it will be possible to find portals leading to famous magical locations, such as the Ollivander wand shop. In Wizards Unite, and provides a network mode. Especially for the joint passage created fortress - multiplayer tests with especially dangerous enemies. Among them are Death Eaters and Dementors. Fortresses harbor rare magical "leaks".
Finally, you are allowed to choose the profession of your sorcerer. The developers mentioned three specializations - the obscurantist, professor and magozoolog. All of them differ in skills and abilities, which are especially useful in fortresses. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be released on iOS and Android. Owners of devices based on the Google operating system can pre-register with Google Play.