'Harry Potter' version of Pokemon Go is coming out this week

'Harry Potter' version of Pokemon Go is coming out this week

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the new augmented reality game from Pokémon Go developers Niantic, will be coming to Android and iOS devices in the US and the UK on Friday, June 21.

The announcement was made on the official Twitter page for the game, and urged fans to keep their "eyes peeled and wand ready for more information as the game goes live in your region soon."

Take a look at the trailer for the soon-to-be-released Pokémon Go:

News of the game emerged back in November 2017, when Niantic announced that they were partnering up with WB Games to work on the mobile game.

And now, three years after the wildly popular Pokémon Go was launched, the developers are hoping that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be as much of a global hit.

The new Harry Potter game will be similar to Pokémon Go in that it uses GPS to allow the player to explore their real-life location while encountering characters from the beloved franchise along the way.

Players will assume the role of a wizard working with the Statute of Secrecy Task Force, which was formed to prevent magic being noticed by Muggles.

The game has been teased by Niantic for months, but the launch date was only just confirmed yesterday.

The game will launch on June 21 in the Google Play Store and Apple's App Store in the US and the UK.

It is not yet clear how long it will take before the game is launched in other parts of the world.

Pokémon Go, for instance, took particularly long to launch in certain countries - and that might end up being the case for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.