The first Harry Potter: Wizards Unite gameplay footage has surfaced, and it builds upon Pokémon GO’s augmented reality technology. This free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game inspired by the Wizarding World is being developed by WB Games San Francisco and Niantic. Instead of Pokémon, the game lets players fight against mythical beasts from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchise. How is this game different? Well, Ninantic did purchase Escher Reality, so the game is expected to implement new technology to allow for persistent worlds within AR. Read more for another video and additional information.
Players can visit real-world locations while casting spells, discovering mysterious artifacts, and encountering iconic characters as well as legendary beasts from the Harry Potter universe. Despite the company confirming that the game will be released some time in 2019, no release date has yet been set, though rumors are swirling of a summer 2019 launch.