Niantic, the maker of Pokémon GO, announced today that its new game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will launch worldwide on June 21st. The game will be available in the US and the UK on Friday to kick off its worldwide launch. Players will be able to view the gameplay world through a smartphone, just like its predecessor, and fight against mythical beasts from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts universe. You’ll be able to choose a wizarding house, wand, and a profession – Professor, Auror or Magizoologist. Read more for the gameplay trailer and additional information.
After creating a free in-game account, players create an avatar, whose location depends on the device’s geographical location. You then travel around the real world to find / catch magical creatures, stop at inns (replenish spell power), greenhouses (gain potion ingredients) and fortresses (fight creatures). As you move in your real world surroundings, the avatar also moves in the game’s map.