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The Harry Potter Version Of Pokemon Go Game Has Just Dropped In Australia And New Zealand

The Harry Potter Version Of Pokemon Go Game Has Just Dropped In Australia And New Zealand

There's no denying that Pokemon Go was one of the biggest games of all time. While the hype died off pretty quickly, it was incredible to see people running outside all over the world trying to capture virtual Pokemons and maintain their gym status.

Well, it looks like the next biggest hype is here but in a Harry Potter version.

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Game developers Niantic have released a beta version of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite exclusively to Australia and New Zealand and fans are stoked.

Gamers are greeted with a caption at the start of the game that says: "The wizarding world is at risk of exposure. We need your help."

It then allows you to name yourself, jot down your profession, title and house. That will also show you how heavy your wand is (whether that makes a difference to actual gameplay or not) as well as your wizarding achievements.

Gameplay has been released onto Twitter and YouTube, showing that as you walk through your city, you can come across friendly faces and some not so friendly ones.

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Credit: VadersBlade/YouTube
Credit: VadersBlade/YouTube

Pictures show you might stumble across Hagrid being stuck in a web and you have you swipe on your screen to get him free.

You might also run into a Death Eater, where you'll have to battle it out until either you or your foe dies. Players can also encounter random things like books that need spells to open or scary animals that need to be defeated.

The company has released a statement saying: "Witches and wizards in Australia and New Zealand are now invited to participate in the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite beta co-developed and co-published by WB Games San Francisco and Niantic, Inc., under the Portkey Games label.

Credit: VadersBlade/YouTube
Credit: VadersBlade/YouTube

"Download today on the App Store or Google Play to start testing the game and help provide feedback that will improve the game experience.

"Please note this is a beta version of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Features, available languages, design, and overall appearance are not final. The product might be buggy and unstable at times. We're looking forward to your feedback so that we can improve the game experience."

In much the same way that Pokemon Go worked, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will track you via GPS and let you see other users running around out there.

Be patient with the app though as it's worth remembering this is the beta phase and tweaks might need to be made to make sure that everyone can use it on a mass scale.

Featured Image Credit: Niantic

Topics: Entertainment, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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