Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will bring a little magic into the world tomorrow, as fans will be able to step into the world of the Boy Who Lived thanks to the augmented-reality smartphone game. Players use their phones to tackle something called the Calamity, which has tossed all sorts of dangerous magic – Confoundables – into the everyday world of muggles. Exploring the real world around them, they’ll run into familiar forms for fans of the Potterverse, such as pixies guarding screaming Howler letters or Hogwarts students trapped by vines. Casting spells on them by tracing lines on the phone’s screen will send them back where they belong, adding to the player’s collection of magical objects fished from the streets. Anybody who ever headed out to hunt critters in Niantic’s previous mega-hit, Pokémon Go, will see the similarities in Wizards Unite. Pokéstops, for instance, become Inns, where you can gather spellcasting energy rather than Pokéballs. After levelling a few times, players will be asked whether they want to become an Auror, a magical zoologist, or a professor. Each path has its own skills that you can develop as you continue to play. “Some skills are focused on you as an… Read full this story
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