Our sister site Pocket Gamer has gone hands-on with the awesome looking Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

By , on March 13, 2019
Last modified 5 years ago

Our sister site Pocket Gamer was lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the upcoming magical adventure game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. It's a new location-based game from the developers of Pokemon GO that's set in the same universe as the books and films we all love so much.

Our intrepid man at the event, editor Ric Cowley, said -

"Through my phone screen I'm walking around Ollivanders wand shop in Diagon Alley. I've just defeated a bunch of evil wizards and goblins in a fortress, and I've saved Harry Potter from getting the life sucked out of him by a Death Eater.

This is the wonderful world of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the latest real-world game from Pokemon GO creators Niantic. And from what little I got to play at its first press showing last week, it could well end up being your new obsession."

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Obviously, there's some pedigree behind the game - not just in the shape of child wizards, but in the team that's making it. We'll let explain a little more -

The game is "built off the same "real-world platform" that Niantic has been using in Pokemon GO and Ingress, so you're going to have a fairly similar experience here as you would in other Niantic games.

Which is no bad thing. Niantic's platform has improved considerably since previous game launches, and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is taking full advantage of the improvements."

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