Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has gone live in the U.S. and UK, and you can download it right now in the App Store (opens in new tab)!
After announcing the launch of the game earlier this week at a special event, Niantic has appeared to release the game early as it was originally scheduled for release Friday, June 21.
The AR location-based game is Niantic's third game that uses a similar system of walking around the real world to interact with the game, their previous title Pokémon GO has a huge following and is immensely popular. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was also developed in partnership with WB Games and Portkey Games.
Great Harry Potter gear to enjoy the game!(opens in new tab)
Harry Potter Over The Ear Headphones (opens in new tab) ($25 at Amazon)
Show your love of Harry Potter to the whole world, while shutting that same world out with these funky headphones from ihome. Designed with phones in mind it comes with a mic to make calls even easier.(opens in new tab)
Hogwarts phone case (opens in new tab) ($10 at Amazon)
Show your love of the Potterverse, and protect your phone with this beautiful faux-leather case. The Hogwarts crest burns bright on the front with plenty of room inside for some cash and cards too.(opens in new tab)
Hogwarts house PopSocket (opens in new tab) ($15 at Amazon)
While not everyone likes to use PopSockets, there are advantages to them. If you don't want to use a case you can rep your house, and have a secure way to grip your phone while walking.
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