Augmented Reality 'Harry Potter' Mobile Game Coming In 2018

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The title of the AR game is "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" and it is being co-developed by Warner Bros.

Gamers would couldn't get enough of the insanely popular "Pokemon Go" app past year will soon have a new mobile obsession, with the news that the same developers are now taking a crack at the "Harry Potter" franchise. Interactive Entertainment and WB Games to develop the new game. Not quite as simple as Harry Potter Go or anything like that, this one is going to be called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Niantic is not very good at keeping up with customer expectations but if they spoil the Harry Potter game, well let's just say they will be disappointing an entire generation!

Niantic Labs had tremendous success with Pokémon Go, which paired their expertise in building location-based augmented reality mobile experiences with a top-flight IP with a ravenous fan base.

Next Games introduced The Walking Dead: Our World in August, and now, Niantic's next AR project is reportedly Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Explore real-world neighbourhoods and cities to discover mysterious artifacts, learn to cast spells, and encounter legendary beasts and iconic characters along the way! They use Augmented Reality to overlay graphics on real-world locations, encouraging players to walk their neighborhood to reveal new secrets. Interactive and Portkey Games (a studio responsible for Harry Potter games).

Interested fans can sign up at the game's official website for further updates, which should come in 2018.

A website has launched for the upcoming game, but now doesn't offer any other details.

According to a report by Tech Crunch, the company is planning to launch "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" next year. 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.

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