Harry Potter Wizards Unite, The Pokemon Go-Like Mobile Game, Is Out Now In Australia
Wizards in Australia and New Zealand can get started.
Following its release in New Zealand, Pokemon Go developer Niantic's newest game, Harry Potter Wizards Unite, is available now in Australia and New Zealand for everyone. It's just a beta at this stage, so you should expect some bugs and missing features, but it provides a really good look at what to expect from what could become the next big mobile game. [Update: Wizards Unite is now available in the US and UK, actually releasing a day earlier than expected. You can check our hands-on impressions for an idea of what to expect.]
GameSpot explored downtown Sydney, Australia today with Wizards Unite. We joined a House (Gryffindor, of course), built a wand, and fought monsters in the augmented reality game. You can check out around 15 minutes of new gameplay footage in the video embedded above.
There is no word as of yet regarding when Wizards Unite will release in the United States or other parts of the world. It's typical for big mobile games to have their "soft" launch in Australia and New Zealand as a test of sorts before a wider release around the world.
Wizards Unite is a free-to-play game supported by microtransactions. You can spend money to buy Gold, which can be spent on numerous different time-savers and more. For more on the game's microtransactions, check out GameSpot's breakdown here.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was originally scheduled to launch in 2018 before being delayed into this year. You can read more about the title in our hands-on impressions, and Android users can pre-register for it on Google Play. There is no word as of yet regarding when the final game will be available around the world.
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