Harry Potter: Wizards Unite first look — Warner Bros. and Niantic show off long-awaited mobile game

Publication Title
Venture Beat
Publication/Creation Date
March 11 2019
Dean Takahashi (creator)
Niantic (contributor)
Warner Brothers (contributor)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (contributor)
Portkey Games (contributor)
J.K. Rowling (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
The game takes players into the world of the Harry Potter novels and movies as well as Fantastic Beasts. Much like Pokémon Go, the game includes augmented reality animations where players can use their smartphones to see animated creatures in the real world. By walking around the real world, players can find objects or creatures and interact with them, including walking around 3D animations of locations from Harry Potter locations. Like Pokémon Go, it is a free-to-play game with in-app purchases.

In Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, players are new recruits of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force working to solve the mystery of the Calamity. Because of this event, the secrets of the Wizarding World are at risk of being exposed to ordinary people (muggles). Players unite to fight the threat. They will be able to explore their neighborhoods and cities to discover mysterious artifacts, cast spells, and encounter fantastic beasts and iconic characters along the way.
HCI Platform
Location on Body

Date archived
March 20 2019
Last edited
March 21 2019
How to cite this entry
Dean Takahashi. (March 11 2019). "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite first look — Warner Bros. and Niantic show off long-awaited mobile game". Venture Beat. Venture Beat. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/3677