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Niantic Present Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Niantic Present Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Following the runaway success Niantic Labs saw with the release of Pokemon Go, the developer is at it again, this time prepping a new Harry Potter title. Interactive and Portkey Games, a subsidiary that seems like it may exist exclusively to support the new game, to develop Harry Potter Wizards Unite. But it's being co-developed by Warner Bros Interactive and its new sub brand, Portkey Games.

A "Harry Potter" game is in production for smartphones, made by the same people who created Pokémon Go.

Although TechCrunch is claiming the news to be real, neither Niantic Labs or Warner Bros.

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Rumors flew a year ago that a game was under development but nothing was ever officially confirmed, but now we know for sure. Intriguingly, the games might show these familiar characters "at different points in their lives" from the Harry Potter series. This will be the first global-level game for the Harry Potter phenomenon / entertainment mega-force, and it'll likely pop up in as big a way as Pokemon GO. They use Augmented Reality to overlay graphics on real-world locations, encouraging players to walk their neighborhood to reveal new secrets. Additionally, there was a Quidditch-themed game called Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup. We have many questions, and as soon as we get our hands on some footage or a trailer, we'll share that with you straight away. While the website does not give any more details, you have the ability to sign up for updates about the game.

Personally, I expectum disappointus due largely to my own unpleasant experiences playing Pokemon Go, but I also hope I'm wrong. Ingress is a game that allows players to move around in parks and streets and lets you power-up and defend captured locations.


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