Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Will Be the Pokémon GO of the Wizarding World

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When Pokémon GO debuted three years ago, it was a literal game-changer; after all, what could be more revolutionary than a video game that encourages you to get up and explore the real world? Now, take that idea and add Harry Potter to it, because Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is coming soon—and here’s everything we know so far.

Niantic, the makers behind the uber popular hit, Pokémon GO, will release the new Harry Potter mobile RPG later this year. The design of the game will be similar to Pokémon GO in that it will require players to get outdoors and roam around in order to play.

While the gameplay details have been pretty sparse so far, ScreenRant reports that players will be able to choose between three different jobs: Magizoologist, Auror or Professor. Each profession will come with its own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to playing the game. The plot of the game revolves around something called the “Calamity,” which involves protecting the magical world from Muggles.

While there’s no official release date set, Niantic promises the game will debut sometime in 2019. The company has also revealed that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be available for both via iOS and Android.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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