Harry Potter version of Pokémon Go launches one day early

Posted at 2:27 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 11:34:45-04

Muggles, grab your wands, or at least your smart phones, because a Harry Potter version of Pokémon Go has launched one day early! Harry Potter: Wizard's Unite was originally set to release June 21, but is now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play store.

If you've ever wanted to leave the muggle world for the magical world, Harry Potter: Wizard's Unite, just may be the thing to help you apparate there.

The same company that created the ultra-popular Pokémon Go, Niantic, Inc., along with WB Games San Francisco say they are "excited to finally share the first look into Harry Potter: Wizards Unite."

"For the first time, you’ll soon embark on your own Wizarding World adventure together with friends in the real world," a press statement read on the game's website.

The premise of the game is as adventurous as the series that captured the imaginations of readers around the world.

According to the website, "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."

You'll begin your journey as a new recruit of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force. Your task? Investigate and contain The Calamity. You'll be able to train with your favorite Hogwart's professors, test your potion-making skills, and even battle Death Eaters and Werewolves.

As tempting as it is to stay in the Wizarding World forever, the augmented reality game will allow you to explore your city's surroundings, helping you trace Foundables and safely return them to the Wizarding World.

Like Pokémon Go, Foundables can pop up anywhere, ranging from your workplace to the library to the local zoo!

And the fun doesn't stop there. Harry Potter: Wizard's Unite also allows you to access Portkeys which will take you to some of the Harry Potter universe's favorite haunts, including Ollivander’s Wand Shop.

The game will feature characters and creatures from the original Harry Potter series, as well as new fan favorites from the Fantastic Beasts films.

So Potterheads, brush up on your spell casting, potion brewing, and general Harry Potter knowledge -- Friday, and Harry Potter: Wizard's Unite will be here sooner than an acceptance letter from Hogwarts.