Harry Potter: Wizards Unite detailed, Android pre-registration on Google Play opens [Gallery]

Following Ingress and Pokémon Go, formerly Google-owned Niantic’s next augmented reality experience is Wizards Unite. Leveraging Harry Potter’s Wizarding World, the premise of the game was fully detailed today, with pre-registration now available on Google Play for Android.

Created with WB Games San Francisco, Wizards Unite includes content and characters from the original seven-part book/film franchise and the in-progress five-movie Fantastic Beasts.

A calamity has befallen the wizarding world, causing artefacts, creatures, people, and even memories to mysteriously appear in the Muggle world. Witches and wizards from across the globe must come together to solve the mystery of The Calamity, overcome the confounding chaotic magic that surrounds these “Foundables,” and return them to their rightful place, keeping them safe from Muggle eyes.

Like Pokémon Go, the Foundables magical objects that need to be contained are more likely to appear at real-world locations, like parks, monuments, and libraries. Players will be tasked with sending them back to the magical world by casting spells, thus earning unique rewards.

Your journey begins as a new recruit of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force, established by the Ministry of Magic and the International Confederation of Wizards for the purpose of investigating and containing The Calamity.