Harry Potter: Wizards Unite allows fans to cast spells and save magical creatures

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The first details of Harry Potter: Unite Wizards have been revealed.

It is manufactured by Niantic, the company behind Pokemon Go.

Wizards Unite is an augmented reality game that you play on your mobile phone, by inserting animation into your real life through your camera.

But instead of trapping pretty animals in little balls, you're using magic this time – and players have to look for "fondables".

These are "artifacts, creatures, characters, and even memories" of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts books that must be found by the new hires of the Secret Status Working Group – and that is you .

Players will have to cast spells to beat the "confusing" magic and return the fountains to the wizarding world.

They will also have to visit hostels to restore their spell power, prepare potions, and travel to well-known places in Harry Potter books and movies.

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Legend

"Foundables" will appear in real living places – but it's a trailer and a representation of how the game works.

The game sequences reveal that spells are cast by drawing patterns on the screen of your handset.

The early versions of the game describe it as "more complex" than Pokemon Go, which has become a global phenomenon and has given back to the gaming franchise one of the largest in the world.

You also have the opportunity to team up with other wizards (your friends, for example) to fight multiplayer battles against villains such as Death Eaters and Dementors, which resemble Pokemon Go gyms.

Players can choose from three jobs for their character, which means that they will have different skills and abilities from each other.

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Legend

Players will have to work together, not against each other, to attack the strongholds

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has no release date yet, but Android users can pre-register on the Google Play Store.

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