The next Pokémon Go has arrived, and it's Harry Potter-themed. Unfortunately, the game is only available in an open beta in Australia and New Zealand right now.
Niantic Labs, the company behind Pokémon Go, is working on a similar AR-style game, dubbed Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, where players will encounter magical objects in the real world. From the comments:
“Will this happen to every major franchise? 🤔It looks pretty fun, looking forward to giving it a shot once its available elsewhere.” - Aaron
“Probably gonna be a success, but it just looks like a Pokémon Go clone with replaced graphic assets” - Tobias
The beta version of the game is now live in the App Store and Google Play in those two regions (let us know what it's like if you live there!).
This game is reportedly expected to be more complicated than Pokémon Go was, and will require collecting a mix of artifacts and skills to advance. Harry Potter superfans will also have an advantage, since they'll already be familiar with the ~wizarding world.~
A worldwide release date is yet to be announced, but it's supposedly coming sometime in 2019.
To get your Harry Potter fix until then, check these out:
✨ Learn how to code a wand
🃏 Play Cards Against Muggles
💬 Turn your Intercom into Harry Potter
👀 Print videos Harry Potter style