Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Developer(s) Niantic
Publisher(s) Niantic
Series Harry Potter
Platform(s) iOS, Android
Genre(s) Augmented reality, location-based game, Role-playing

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is an upcoming free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game inspired by J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World and the Harry Potter franchise. The game is being developed and published by Niantic under license from Portkey Games, a publishing subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment[1]. It is planned to launch on Android and iOS mobile devices, and is expected to use augmented reality similar to Niantic's previous release, Pokémon Go.


Wizards Unite was announced on November 8, 2017, as an augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic. Players will be able to visit real-world locations while casting spells, discovering mysterious artifacts, and encountering iconic characters and legendary beasts from the Harry Potter universe.[2] Niantic has revealed the game will draw inspiration from previous AR games Pokémon Go and Ingress.[3]

With Niantic's purchase of Escher Reality, the game is expected to implement new technology to allow for persistent worlds within AR.[4]


Wizards Unite gameplay has been likened to be similar to that of Pokémon Go, with players able to view the gameplay world through a smartphone.[5] The game will allow players to fight against mythical beasts from both the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises.[6]


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