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Harry Potter Wizards Unite, HPWU: new trailer “Call to Sorcerers”

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The highly anticipated “Harry Potter GO” is revealed a little more with this latest trailer, where muggles face magical anomalies of all kinds.

Calling All Sorcerers out today

Calling All Sorcerers out todayThe clock is ticking and the release of the highly anticipated Harry Potter Wizards Unite is approaching. A final trailer called “Calling All Sorcerers” is out today. He asks wizards all over the world to fight against the magic that has infiltrated the muggle world.

Directed in an original and fine way, it mixes camera on the shoulder, images of video-surveillance and of course films coming from telephones to show that our world is threatened by the magic anomalies coming from the famous universe of JK Rowling.

Some parts of the trailer (cats trying to catch the snitch, or the passage with the Niffler) had already been revealed in earlier teasings . On the other hand, some passages of the trailer are entirely new, like the arrival of the Death Eaters on a sports ground, or the crossing of a highway toll by a Nimbus 2000.

Harry Potter Unite Wizards (HPWU for Intimate) is a mobile game that uses augmented reality to give the impression to the player to use magic on various targets (monsters, characters, enchanted objects …). In the manner of Pokemon GO where you have to capture a lot of critters, it will be necessary here to collect in a registry all the magic marks possible and imaginable.

As a reminder, the game is available via an APK on android mobiles and we explain to you how to download and install the APK for Harry Potter Wizards Unite !

Harry Potter Wizards Unite, HPWU: list of spells

Harry Potter Wizards Unite, HPWU: list of spells

Check out all the spells you can learn and use on the Harry Potter Wizards Unite mobile game, which will be available on iOS and Android.

Each Retrouvable in Harry Potter Wizards Unite must be released, captured or attacked with a different spell. Its threat level will be indicated by this famous clock that we see in the Fantastic Animals.

The higher the threat level, the more difficult it will be to return the Retrouvable (object, creature, or character) to the magical world. Once captured, the Retrouvable is written to your registry . Sometimes you have to capture the same Retrouvable several times in order to have your “photo” in the registry.

When a Retrouvable is too strong, you can use potions of strength.

Without further ado, here is the list of spells we already know. This list will be updated regularly.

Diffindo
First spell launched in the game to free Hagrid from a spider’s web.

This spell is used to cut anything (or anyone!). Hermione and Harry are often seen using it in the saga, as when it breaks the ice to retrieve the Gryffindor sword from the bottom of the lake.

Plot : just zigzag with your finger from the top left to the bottom right.

Ebublio
Spell launched during the fight between a Fléreur and a fire-breathing chicken.

This evil spell allows to enclose the target in a bubble of water.

Plot : starting from the center, go to the right then make a circle to the bottom right.

Ridikulus
Spell thrown by Ron on a spider so that it becomes ridiculous.

This spell turns his biggest fear into something hilarious! We all remember the famous passage with Professor Lupine in the third volume (or film) of Harry Potter.

Plot : unknown at the moment

Protego
Spell used when fighting against other players or enemies.

This spell helps to protect against an attack.

Plot : unknown at the moment.

Bombarda
Used on Professor Snape to free him from his jar.

Allows you to generate an explosion.

Plot : start from the tip at the top right then form a triangle.

Incendio
Especially used to melt the ice.

The spell of flames that burns something.

Plot : Start from the tip on the bottom left to go up in triangle. Then go down to the bottom right and turn left. As if you were tracing an entire triangle.

Meteolojinx Recanto
Essentially used against moving objects such as snitch or brooms.

Spell that can cancel the effects of weather on an item.

Plotting : starting from the middle down, you have to do like a boomerang to the left.

Aguamenti
This is the spell used by Harry Potter when he wants to help Dumbledore quench his thirst after drinking the poison.

The spell of water allows to extinguish the fire but also to fill containers of drinking water.

Plot : make a ripple from left to right.

Expecto Patronum
Spell used against Dementors.

Using your best memory, you can launch your patronus to defeat the Dementors.

Trace : Make a swirl from the center to the left.

finite
Spell used for example to save Madam Sprout from its transformation into a plant.

A spell that ends an incantation.

Plot : from the lower left corner, go up right then down right and go back to the top left.

Alohomora
Used for example to free an animal from its chains.

Hex to unlock locks or release chains.

Plotting : starting from the top right, make a round almost complete. Before returning to your starting point, go straight down.

Accio
Iconic fate of the wise that is used at every turn! In HPWU, it is used to obtain a meal tray in the hostels.

This spell allows to bring back an object to itself by calling it.

Plot : just slide your finger from left to right in an arc.

Arresto Momentum
Remember this iconic scene when Dumbledore uses this spell to stop Harry’s fall at the Quidditch stage!

This spell stops or slows the movement of a target.

Trace : make the letter M with your finger, simply.

Flipendo
Mostly used when fighting werewolves and other enemies.

This spell of repoustout allows you to roll back or destroy an enemy / object.

Plot : from left to right, zigzag up.

 

The brown aesthetics of Final Fantasy XII tells us about mature and tired characters

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The world of Final Fantasy XII is beautiful. It is a mature, austere and very elegant universe. It is a Europe passed by the filter of a successful Japanese vision. The armors and the clothes seem to want to imitate the Victorian fashion sometimes while in others they decide to pay attention to the one of Star Wars. There is a lot of Stormtrooper that changes the plastic plates for iron plates, there are also a lot of spaceships that remind those of Chapter I. To combine the Japanese with this strange revision of the universe of Lucasfilm seems to me a genius.

FFX and FFXII, two dramatically different videogames

FFX and FFXII, two dramatically different videogames

One thing I liked a lot this month is that they came out almost simultaneously the remaster of FFX and FFXII, two dramatically different videogames in their formal representation. The designs of Nomura de Tidus and his are a pointless exaggeration. They are pure adolescent fervor that is not decided between being a child or an adult. The whole adventure is a journey of maturation and it is also evident in the clothes of the guardians of Yuna , also in hers.

But Final Fantasy XII is something else. What the video game tells us are fights between people who are already mature. Of this presumes much this title, because in ten minutes of game already they have spoken to you of a wedding, a death and a widow. Everything is told with a certain distance and even cynicism. And that brown, dirty but always elegant tone is manifested in how their heroes are designed and how their dresses cover their bodies.

The Final Fantasy XII in this regard deserves a separate mention. It almost seems like a game that does not want to be in this series because of the way it deals with everything: its world, its characters, its combat that is more cerebral than active … The title seems to connect more by tone, style and approach with Vagrant Story Two video games that share a lot, by the way. The continent in which the story of Ashley Riot happens is content with the world of this game that concerns us.

The designs closer to Final Fantasy X

The designs closer to Final Fantasy X

But what I like most about both titles is their sobriety and maturity. It is rare to find a JRPG that offers such an unsophisticated vision of your universe and that decides to be so, so, elegant in its character designs. So deeply brown . We are more accustomed to designs closer to Final Fantasy X than to what is here, and it’s a shame. I think that all of us who enjoy Final Fantasy XII and Vagrant Story have in our retina the powerful sensation that caused us only with their aesthetics.

It would be wonderful if Square Enix rescues this tone and gives us a video game that puts these two works openly in context, that returns to this aesthetic that is right and that stops portraying adolescents to start with mature people. In short, blessed Final Fanasy XII and how nice it is to reconnect with Ivalice and with his desire to want to do something absolutely different in this franchise.