Niantic, the company behind Pokémon Go, has been developing a new Harry Potter augmented reality game in partnership with Warner Bros, which is called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
Today, Niantic shared some new details on the upcoming game in the form of a teaser trailer that gives a first look at gameplay.
Niantic first announced Wizards Unite in November 2017, but we’ve heard little word on the game since then. In today’s trailer, Niantic clarifies that we won’t be seeing Wizards Unite until sometime in 2019.
In Wizards Unite, players will learn spells, explore real world neighborhoods turned magical through augmented reality, fight legendary beasts, and team up with others to take down enemies.
On the Wizards Unite website, it appears the plot will deal with traces of magic showing up in the muggle world, which will require witches and wizards to contain the threat by joining the Statute of Secrecy Task Force.
Please resist the urge to panic. Traces of magic are appearing across the Muggle world without warning and in a rather chaotic manner. We worry it is only a matter of time before even the most incurious Muggles catch wind of it. We call on all witches and wizards to help contain the Calamity or risk the worst of times since You Know Who. Brush up on your spells, get your wand ready, and enlist immediately.
Players who are looking forward to Niantic’s new game can sign up for email updates on the Wizards Unite website.