Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, or Untie as I constantly want to write it, is coming to mobile in 2019.
Niantic, Portkey Games, and WB Games have released the first teaser trailer for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and folks are also able to sign up for news through the official website.
The augmented reality mobile game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite works similar to Pokemon Go in the sense players will explore real-world surroundings.
While doing so, they will "unravel a global mystery," cast spells, and come into contact with fantastic beasts and iconic characters from the franchise.
Here's the blurb:
Please resist the urge to panic. Traces of magic are appearing across the Muggle world without warning and in a rather chaotic manner. We worry it is only a matter of time before even the most incurious Muggles catch wind of it. We call on all witches and wizards to help contain the Calamity or risk the worst of times since You Know Who. Brush up on your spells, get your wand ready, and enlist immediately.
The Ministry is looking for witches and wizards willing to roll up their sleeves and volunteer to save the wizarding world from the Calamity. As a member of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force (a new task force formed in partnership between the Ministry of Magic and the International Confederation of Wizards) you will hone lightning fast wand reflexes, an ability to sniff out the faintest whiff of magical disorder from afar, and proficiency in advanced casting of multiple spells.
If you head over to the official website, you can "enlist" which we assume means you'll get news and beta test emails.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was rumored to be in the works at Niantic back in 2016, and development was confirmed around this time last year.