When developer Niantic launched Pokémon Go in the summer of 2016, it did so at maximum velocity.
The game’s blend of simple mechanics and next-level augmented reality sparked a months-long stretch of virality, followed by years of low-key dominance.
The studio’s follow-up, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, debuted Thursday on iOS and Android.
It must have been tempting to turn Wizards Unite into Pokémon 2.0.
An event known as the Calamity has resulted in many items of value—known as Foundables—gone missing.
There are Fortresses and Greenhouses and Inns.