Update: Warner Bros. and Niantic have jumped the gun on the announcement, it seems.
“Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is not yet available on the Australian app stores,” a follow up email reads (thanks again, Adam!). “The previous email was sent in error and we’re sorry for the confusion. However, we are pleased to let you know that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be available soon! Please stay tuned for an update.”
At least it’s not a matter of if, but when. We’ll keep you posted.
Sent to those who’d signed up for email updates (thanks, Adam!), an email from WB Games states that “The Harry Potter: Wizards Unite beta is now live in Australia and you’re invited to join. Alert your friends and download on the App Store or Google Play today!”
Links to the mobile game on both Apple and Google storefronts don’t reflect this statement, however; the game doesn’t appear on the Aussie Apple App Store and the Google Play Australia storefront still encourages users to pre-register for the game. Despite the confusion, Stevivor has confirmed the email has been sent by Warner Bros. and is not a hoax.
We’ve gone to Warner Bros. to ask for further comment. We’ll keep you posted.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is planned for iOS and Android and follows Niantic’s Pokemon Go. In fact, users of Pokemon Go can reserve their trainer name inside Harry Potter: Wizards Unite following these steps.