Get ready to swap your Pokémon for a wand. Harry Potter Wizards Unite is finally available in South Africa, just a few days after its official launch.
Co-developed by Niantic, the team behind the hugely popular Pokémon GO mobile game, Wizards Unite lets players use augmented reality and Google mapping to make it seem like the characters we know and love from the books actually appear in real-life.
Just as with Pokémon GO, the game will ask players to go exploring their neighbourhoods for various artifacts. Players take on the role of a brand-new recruit within the Statute of Secrecy Task Force and are tasked with solving a mystery.
As can be expected, the game will see players casting spells, brewing potions, visiting iconic wizarding locations and, of course, interacting with characters from the books and films.
The free-to-play game has already generated over $300 000 over its first 24 hours since its release.
The question remains, will Wizards Unite find the same popularity as Pokémon GO did or has the craze surrounding AR games already started to dwindle?