Great news for Harry Potter fans all over the world! The Augmented Reality game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is now in beta testing in New Zealand.
Niantic Labs, the developer behind the incredibly popular Pokemon Go app, is getting ready to release the anticipated new Harry Potter-themed app this summer.
We don’t know about you, but now that we hear about the game going to beta testing, the hype is real! Those lucky to be in New Zealand can try out the beta version and even have their progress saved for the full game!
Although things have been quiet since mid-March when the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Twitter page went silent, it doesn’t mean that the devs are not working on the game.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite – Gameplay, Expectations
When Pokemon Go was launched in 2016, it became a hit and brought huge revenue to Niantic Labs. Hopefully, with so many Harry Potter fans out there, the same will happen to Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
The gameplay in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will look like the one in Pokemon Go. You must explore the real world and interact with locations. You’ll get to cast spells by tracing your finger on the screen, and fight enemies or help out fantastic beasts.
What you will not see in the game is the Hogwarts Houses. The game will focus on cooperating – hence the ‘Wizards Unite’ title. However, you must choose between three professions: Auror, Magizoologist and Professor – each class being represented by a known Harry Potter character.
Together with other wizards and witches, you will make the wizarding world a safer place while you follow a deep storyline. Niantic promises that the game will have a “deep, multi-year narrative arc,” which is quite exciting.
If you are not from New Zealand, you will have to wait for the full game to release, which could be this summer, since it is an outdoors game. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be playable on iOS and Android mobile devices.
Sonia Theo has been writing for more than 15 years, first starting with fantasy stories. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and German, and one in Arts and Design. In the past years, her interests in gaming and tech news grew, so she started writing articles, guides and reviews for players. In her spare time, you’ll see Sonia playing WoW, crafting decorations and jewelry, or walking her dog. For Digital Overload, Sonia Theo will cover all things tech and gaming, delivering fresh updates on your favorite games.