Making its way to digital shelves a day early – namely due to popular demand, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has got franchise fans and gamers alike in a frenzy thanks to its similarities to Pokemon Go. Which is no surprise the games are akin to one another, since Wizards Unite was developed by Niantics, the tech giant behind Pokemon games.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is free to download for play on iOS and Android devices, and its premise is pretty simple: the main focus being collecting stuff and killing monsters while you’re at it.
The game’s graphics and 3D modelling are far more rustic and ‘ye-olde’ in style than Pokemon Go and there lies the main difference.
An event called ‘The Calamity’ has filled the Muggle World with people, creatures, and artifacts from the Wizarding World, and these folks are in danger of being discovered by the magic-less population.
Since an old Wizard law dictates that Muggles aren’t allowed to become aware of magic stuff, your job is to collect all the magic junk (known as “Foundables”) and keep it away from the simple folk.
On your journey you’ve got to break spells (“Confoundables”) with shapes being traced on your screen so that you can safely transport your findings back to wherever – and whenever – in the history of the Wizarding World they belong.
Suffice to say the game’s graphics and 3D modelling are far more rustic and ‘ye-olde’ in style than Pokemon Go and there lies the main difference.