Niantic has finally revealed more details and, more importantly some gameplay, of their newest title, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The game is bringing the muggle and magical worlds together in a whole new way. After months of silence and some clever teases, we finally get to jump back into the magical world of Hogwarts, Dementors and spells.
And with a cool new live action trailer, we get a bit of a tease what gameplay could be like. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite follows the example of Niantic’s other titles, trying the game deeply to the source material. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will have players hunting around the real world looking for rampant magic, and using their own skills to contain it. This will likely tie into the other areas of the game related to PvE. Yes, you will get to duel dark wizards that you encounter out in the world.
And of course, you will be able to encounter and interact with iconic characters from the source material.
The game will have three classes at launch, with each one offering their own skills and facing unique challenges. These classes are known as “Professions.” Each profession offers a starting class, but players can level up in any of the progressions as they play the game.
The Auror is the most combat-focused of the three, offering strong potential for taking down Dark Wizards and Witches, as well as combating the Dark Arts. It’s likely these characters will encounter curses and other obstacles that they’re uniquely suited to taking on.
The Magizoologist is basically a warden or gamekeeper. With a unique set of talents aimed at taming and capturing magical beasts, these players will be better suited for taking on any number of magical misfits and badddies, from Gnomes to rogue Hippogriffs
Finally, there’s the Professor, a more generalized Profession with skillsets that align with multiple areas. Very much a jack-of-all-trades character that can fill any role in a pinch.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will debut on Android and iOS this Friday, June 21st. The game is is actually already out in Australia and New Zealand as a beta, so initial gameplay impressions have been felt already.