Niantic, Inc. and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have recently announced the development of new augmented reality mobile game inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
Published by Niantic, and co-developed by Niantic and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainments under the Portkey Games label, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is set to use state-of-the-art augmented reality mobile technology that puts magic into the hands of aspiring wizards and witches all over the world.
Magic will be revealed to players as they, explore, play, and immerse themselves in the world of Harry Potter. By exploring real-world neighbourhoods and cities, players can expect to go on adventures, learn and cast spells, discover mysterious artifacts, and encounter numerous legendary beasts and iconic characters.
As briefly mentioned earlier, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Portkey Games, a new games label dedicated to creating video game and mobile experiences inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding world.
John Hawke, founder and CEO of Niantic, Inc. explains his intent when creating the game.
“The beloved Harry Potter stories have captured imaginations worldwide for more than 20 years and soon we’ll turn the fantasy into augmented reality, allowing fans and their friends to become wizards and witches.”
Unfortunately, not too much has been revealed about the game at this stage, but rest assured that additional details for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, will be announced in 2018.
So muggles, what do you all think about this? Excited to see what’s in store? Let us know in the comments below.