Wizards, attention! The Exclusive Wizards Unite event is taking place in Los Angeles right now and we’re following along with a live blog. Early reports indicate that Wizards Unite is already playable in Hollywood Universal Studios, which means that today we’ll be getting a ton of new information.
Stay with us, this article is live updated as new information comes in (at least until Antonio crashes into deep slumber).
Update: The Wizards Unite Launch Event from our editor’s perspective!
Live blog (latest updates are on top)
- 5:33 – the event has just ended, attendees are now allowed to played the game and get their hands on experience.
- 5:26 – we get an in-depth explanation of The Calamity, or at least as much as they can give at the moment without spoiling the storyline
- 5:23 – an event teased for Wizards Unite later this year, similar to GO Fest
The CEO of @NianticLabs, without saying too much, compares @HPWizardsUnite to @ingress and @PokemonGoApp, and teased a big event for #WizardsUnite to come in Chicago later this summer! We’ll show some gamers trying out the mobile app at @UniStudios today! Who’s ready for it? 🐉🦅 pic.twitter.com/Qldvurlkl3
— SnitchSeeker.com (@SnitchSeeker) June 19, 2019
- 5:20 – Hanke is on stage, talks Wizards Unite events. Similar to Pokémon GO, there might be real world events across the globe.
- 5:15 – June 21 release date
- 5:14 – A new Wizards Unite storyline trailer is being shown at the event
- 5:11 – All screenshots and gameplay are embargoed till Thursday, June 20th at 6am.
- 5:10 – the event is starting.
- 5:02 – the media is still arriving at the event and it’s becoming apparent that the event is not a small scale presentation. There are more than 80 people here including representatives from mainstream technical media outlets. We are expecting a US release date announcement.
- 4:48 – John Hanke, Niantic CEO is spotted at the event!
— SlytherWin – Wizards Unite IS LIVE! (@SlytherrWin) June 18, 2019
- 4:43 PM – the venue features a large stage with a video wall, attendees are seated and waiting for the event to start.
— The Potter Collector (@pottercollector) June 18, 2019
- The event can’t be live streamed, but The Wizards’ Guide mentions the possibility that it will be live tweeted
— The Wizards' Guide (@theWizardsGuide) June 18, 2019
- POIs are appearing all around the venue, stretching in an 25 miles radius around the event venue (approximated)
- WUTubers have arrived at the event, following a 3:30 PM registration. The event starts at 4:30 PM and lasts for 4 hours
|Event||Wizards Unite Exclusive Event at Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles|
|Date + Time||June 18, 4:30 – 8:30 PM PT|
|Features||Exclusive first hand look at the game for social media influencers in the US|