Attention, witches and wizards: The much-anticipated Harry Potter: Wizard Unite mobile game launched today for Android and iOS. CNET confirmed the AR game is available in the US and UK. ( on your iPhone or Android phone.)
First announced in 2017, the Harry Potter game is similar to the Niantic augmented reality game , which lets players wander the real world while pointing their phones at virtual landmarks. Based on J.K. Rowling's magical world, Wizards Unite sends players out to interact with fantastic beasts, learn spells and duel with other witches and wizards.
In the game, you're part of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force and its your duty to find magical traces of calamity. You piece together clues to uncover the cause. When you come across evidence, your log your discoveries about the anomalies.
You can create your wizarding avatar by snapping a photo of yourself and picking out your robes. You'll be sorted into a Hogwarts house and given a wand. Don't worry, though, you can swap if you're particularly attached to your Pottermore sorting and already have a house. The game will also give you a job as an auror, magizoologist or professor. Each offers specific skills and abilities, but you can swap your profession too.
Originally published June 19.
Update, June 20: Adds details about Wizards Unite game.