About a year ago, after countless rumors following the success of Pokémon GO, developer Niantic announced that it was working on another project called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. This title employs the same AR mechanics as GO, but like its name suggests, it is set in J.K.Rowling’s magical world. There wasn’t much information after that announcement until last month, when the developer finally released a teaser for the game. In this 30-second video, a young witch Apparates (which is basically a Harry Potter version of teleportation) to an alley, stuns a Golden Snitch and grabs it, then leaves a poster on the wall calling for all wizards to unite before disappearing again. Now, another teaser has surfaced, which showcases a… peculiar event captured by a traffic camera in Australia. You can watch it below:
As you can see, there is not much happening, except some riderless magical brooms flying around in Sydney, Australia. Ever since the first trailer came out last month, there have been speculations that the gameplay of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will revolve around players taking on the role of wizards and witches to deal with magical calamities, namely finding out-of-control mythical objects and bringing them back before they are noticed by the Muggles (the normal people who have no knowledge of the wizarding world). Now, with this new video of Nimbus 2000s running amok, we can almost say for certain that it is going to be the case here.
There is still no exact release date for the game. All we know for now is that it will be coming at some point in 2019. However, in the coming months there will probably be more information. In the meantime, you can head to the official website of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite to “enlist”, or pre-register for the game. Moreover, don’t forget to stay tuned for the latest update regarding this much-anticipated title!