The Harry Potter AR Game Will Get EE Exclusive Content When It Launches Later This Year

By Shabana Arif on at

Niantic's Harry Potter AR game is launching at some point this year, and it looks like players on EE will be getting access to exclusive in-game content in the form of locations like Inns and Fortresses that will offer quests and high tier rewards for those on the network. The partnership was announced at EE's 5G event this week, where it also confirmed the roll-out date for its 5G service. It's May 30.

The first trailer forĀ Harry Potter: Wizards Unite dropped last year, although it didn't actually reveal anything about the game. And neither did this month's trailer, although it had my attention when it showed a couple of fuzzy kittens playing with a golden snitch. Just like Niantic's hugely successful Pokemon Go, players will "encounter fantastic beasts and iconic characters," casting spells as they explore and interact with the AR world.

"A calamity has befallen the wizarding 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," reads the official site.

"Your journey begins as a new recruit of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force, established by the Ministry of Magic and the International Confederation of Wizards for the purpose of investigating and containing The Calamity."

The website shows clips of the game in action, so if you're curious and want to find out more, head on over there. [PocketLint]

Feature image credit: Niantic