The giant that is the Harry Potter franchise has managed to amaze fans again with the announcement that they are releasing a new, virtual-reality game.
The game's concept is pretty similar to the Pokemon Go game: players are expected to find portals and other traces of magic in the real world.
The game's website states, "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite combines content and characters you know and love from both the original Harry Potter series and the Fantastic Beasts films in a unique Wizarding World experience."
The premise of the game is pretty simple: an unnamed calamity has befallen the wizard world, "causing artefacts, creatures, people, and even memories to mysteriously appear in the Muggle world."
"Witches and wizards from across the globe must come together to solve the mystery of The Calamity, overcome the confounding chaotic magic that surrounds these 'Foundables,' and return them to their rightful place, keeping them safe from Muggle eyes."
Wizards will have to wander around parks, banks, university campuses and other locations to retrieve magical artifacts. The game is set up to give players the impression of being secret agents. You're a spy, Harry!
You can watch the trailer below:
The map also includes Fortresses, where you can battle dangerous enemies in "Wizarding Challenges." You can complete this challenge with friends, which makes this even more fun.
The app has not yet been released to the public. Stay tuned for updates on when this will be available to Canadians.
To summarize, The Harry Potter franchise has released a trailer for a new, interractive VR game that you can play by yourself or with friends. It has not been released yet.