The Magic of Harry Potter is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

The Magic of Harry Potter is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

The Magic of Harry Potter is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

According to TechCrunch, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is an upcoming AR game from Niantic Labs.

Rumors about Niantic developing a Harry Potter game actually surfaced a year ago, though the developer quickly squashed those rumors. Interactive Entertainment label that's dedicated to creating Harry Potter video games. It's easy to see how Harry Potter's world of fantasy and spell casting could easily merge with location-based gaming and mobile augmented reality experiences.

There is now no release date or launch window given, but there is an official website live that you can visit right here.

Pokemon GO took the world by storm past year by combining a beloved franchise with a simple and addictive mobile game mechanic. If you're a fan of the Harry Potter franchise, this is likely something that you won't want to miss, and it's coming in 2018. There has also been information that there will be new games for both console and mobile in the near future.

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"With Portkey Games, we are thrilled to answer the fans' requests for more games inspired by J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World", WBIE president David Haddad said.

Wizards Unite will utilize Niantic's real-world mapping to "reveal that magic is all around us". Considering how much exploring Harry Potter PC games included back in the day, Ingress-styled gameplay can work well with the theme of the game.

If you owned a smartphone in the summer of 2016, chances are you were sucked into Pokémon Go for some amount of time. You can check out what they had to say about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite below.

WB GAMES LOGO, WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Intriguingly, the games might show these familiar characters "at different points in their lives" from the Harry Potter series.

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