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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Is a Pokémon GO-like AR Mobile Game

10 November 2017

According to Tech Crunch, the augmented reality game will be called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and it's set for release in 2018.

The creators of Pokémon GO (Niantic Inc.) are joining forces with Warner Bros.

Very few games could hope to dethrone Pokémon GO, but Harry Potter Wizards Unite just might.

Niantic says the game will leverage the full stack of its platform while giving it the opportunity to create new technology and gameplay mechanics.

The game "will reveal that magic is all around us", reads the press release. That was wild and we loved it, but news that a Harry Potter version of the augmented reality game is coming soon is nearly TOO exciting to handle, but it's TRUE!

"Players will learn spells, explore their real world neighborhoods and cities to discover & fight legendary beasts and team up with others to take down powerful enemies". That's why it's such big news that the company has announced the hit game's successor.

The game's use of real locations is similar to Niantic and Nintendo Co Ltd's Pokemon Go, which became the first mass market adoption of AR in July 2016 and allows players to "catch" animated characters that appeared in their real surroundings.

As of right now, there are no specific details on what you will be able to do on the platform, but our best guess is that you will be fighting beasts from 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, ' as well as battling some of the baddies from the Harry Potter book and movie series. Harry Poter: Wizards Unit will be published by Niantic, and is probably coming some time next year.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Is a Pokémon GO-like AR Mobile Game