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Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite release date announced

Published: 19/Jun/2019 13:56 Updated: 19/Jun/2019 14:31

by Paul Cot

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Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite (HPWU) was first announced on November 17, 2017. Fast forward almost two years and we finally have a release date announcement.

Cinematic trailer and launch revealed

Following a lengthy period of teases, leaks, and betas, the release date is actually just around the corner. In fact, Niantic’s Harry Potter mobile game’s official launch will begin on June 21, 2019.

The news was announced on the official Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite official Twitter page and was accompanied by a cinematic trailer. 

“The worldwide launch of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite begins this Friday,” the developers state. “Keep your eyes peeled and wand ready for more information as the game goes live in your region soon.”

The trailer, which can be watched below, shows augmented reality truly coming to life with players battling an array of dark wizards, magical beasts, and various other foes.

Release date in UK, USA and other regions

However, the use of the word “begins” and the phrase “goes live in your region soon” in the release date tweet has left some fans believing the game won’t be rolled out in all regions at once. 

Whether it will be rolled out according to time zones remains to be confirmed but a follow-up tweet suggests this could be the case. 

“Keep your eyes peeled and wand ready for more information as the game goes live in your region,” it says. “Starting Friday, 6/21 in the US & UK!” 

Presumably, this means the US could be the first region to have Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite available, followed by the UK and then other regions.

If the launch is indeed based on time zones, then western Asia, India and Australasia will follow.

As of writing there is no specific time that has been allocated for the exact release time.

Harry Potter the new Pokemon Go?

With both games sharing the same developer, Niantic, comparisons have, and will, inevitably be made between the two augmented reality mobile games. While it is debatable whether HPWU has matched the hype behind Pokemon Go, it is certainly getting a lot of Harry Potter fans excited.

It has been dubbed a more advanced and complex version of Pokemon Go and will have a lot more to offer in terms of mechanics and story-line. Other than catching Pokemon to complete the Pokedex, some felt the game was devoid of a real purpose.

Harry Potter Wizard’s Unite will naturally be compared to Pokemon Go…

It appears HPWU has this backstory with the website stating: “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.”

Only time will tell whether this most anticipated Harry Potter game can compete with Pokemon Go’s popularity. All eyes now turn to Friday – we will update this page as and when more information about the specific release time becomes available.

Apex Legends

Ultimate Apex Legends quiz: Test your knowledge of the Outlands

Published: 22/Jan/2021 16:13

by David Purcell

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Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends was an overnight sensation and it’s barely slowed down. In its two years of success, there’s been map changes galore, new legends joining the fight, and an ever-evolving meta – but we’re here to test your knowledge with a quiz.

Kings Canyon was the original map we all dropped into on that fine day of February 4, 2019. The battle royale genre was at the peak of its powers, with mighty competition stacked up against EA in the form of PUBG, Fortnite, and other top games.

Fast forward 24 months, however, and there’s one BR game that shines brighter than the others. You guessed it, Apex Legends!

As we approach Season 8, there’s 15 characters to play with, two maps to drop into, and a weapons list containing 24 different guns. On top of that, each seasonal update has delivered different tweaks to gameplay and snippets of Legend lore for various fighters – which means the scope for our quiz questions is quite broad.

By now, you will have been named Champions of the Arena on numerous occasions. But, do you have what it takes to get a perfect score on our ultimate Apex Legends quiz?

Take our Apex Legends quiz!

Your test score will determine just how well you know the Outlands in the Apex world.

The world, of course, is connected to that of the Titanfall series, which was also developed by Respawn Entertainment. Many weapons and features have crossed over between planets, presumably with even more of that to come in the future.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm. He’s coming in Season 8.

Fuse is the latest to join Apex Legends as a playable character, with a new 30-30 Repeater rifle being added too. For more details on that, check out some of the stories we’ve covered for the game’s next major update:

Don’t be too downhearted if you don’t receive a perfect score this time, but if you are named a Champion, be sure to tweet us @TitanfallBlog on Twitter.