Mages,

the official Wizards Unite website is now available in 21 world languages, hinting in which countries / areas the game will be available:

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Sweden
  • Japanese
  • Taiwanese
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Portuguese Brazilian
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Mexican
  • Arabic
  • Turkish
  • Norwegian
  • Russian
  • Dutch
  • Denmark

It seems that Wizards Unite will be eventually available in more countries than Pokémon GO is, at least at launch day. If you are not aware, Pokémon GO had major issues with geoblocking in countries like China, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, etc… and with being unofficially released in large areas like Russia.

Coincidentally, these languages cover the entirety of areas where large Wizarding schools can be found in the expanded Harry Potter lore:

  • Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, France
  • Castelobruxo, Brazil
  • Durmstrang Institute, Norway or Sweeden
  • Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry , Scotland
  • Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, USA
  • Koldovstoretz, Russia
  • Mahoutokoro School of Magic, Japan
  • Uagadou School of Magic, Uganda
Map of wizarding schools around the world (official JK Rowling canon content). Click for large version (huge image!).

Although information is scarce at the moment, JK Rowling has been persistent in extending the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and its fantasy setting outside native English speaking regions of the world. From the Goblet of Fire to the latest films, Harry Potter has been created a world that stretches far beyond the boundaries of European and American culture.

We would be very surprised to see any particular region of the world excluded from the game or not having at least something special going for it.

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