Niantic and WB Games have launched the real world augmented reality game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, first in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand, and then later on to additional countries including the Philippines.
The latest title under the Portkey Games label, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite offers a magical experience like never before. Each player has his own “Ministry ID” which he can personalize with Wizarding World-inspired lenses, stickers, frames, accessories and many more. Players can transport themselves to iconic Wizarding World location using portkeys, brew different potions to improve their magical abilities, cast various spells, face Wizarding Challenges alongside other players, and uncover the truth behind what caused the Calamity.
Players can choose any of the following professions: Auror, Magizoologist and Professor. Players from different professions can work together to solve Wizarding Challenges and unlock rare content.
Just like Niantic’s previous hits Ingress and Pokemon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite involves real world exploration, where players can find Wizarding locations on the map, such as inns, fortresses and greenhouses. Players can also find magical Traces which trigger specific encounters.
Reception for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has been great so far. Early reports from Sensor Tower Intelligence Data show that the game has been installed 400,000 times and counting (at the moment, it has already surpassed 1 million installs). The game has also achieved the number one ranking on the Apple App Store.