Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the anticipated new mobile game from Warner Bros. and Pokemon Go developer Niantic, has arrived a little earlier than planned. As we learned during E3 2019, the game was slated to launch on June 21, but those in the US and the UK can already download it now on both Android (through Google Play) and iOS devices (App Store).

Like the aforementioned Pokemon Go, Wizards Unite is free to download and features optional microtransactions. You can spend money to purchase Gold, which can then be used to buy in-game items such as potions, Dark Detectors (which reveal special items), Runestones (which are required for Wizarding Challenges), and more.

The story of Wizards Unite revolves around an event known as the Calamity, which has caused Foundables–people, creatures, and artifacts from the Wizarding World–to appear in the Muggle World, thereby risking their discovery. Moreover, these Foundables are sealed by Confoundable magic. As a member of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force, it is your mission to break these Counfoundable spells and retrieve the Foundables.

We recently went hands-on with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite thought it felt very much like a Harry Potter version of Pokemon Go, albeit with more content from the outset. Right from the start, the game offers a variety of quest objectives to complete, and you can add other players to your friends list (a feature that didn’t come to Pokemon Go until years after its launch). The game also features an RPG-style Profession system that allows you to unlock abilities in skill trees.

Wizards Unite launched in beta form in Australia and New Zealand last month. If you’re interested in getting a closer look at the game, you can watch nearly 15 minutes of gameplay footage of the beta version in the video above.



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