Harry Potter To Get Pokemon Go Treatment

Wizards Unite
Courtesy of Pottermore

Does everyone remember Pokemon Go?  It  was an augmented reality game  that  took the world by storm last year. You couldn’t go anywhere without  seeing groups of people with their smartphone out , hunting for Pokemon. Well brace yourselves because coming in 2018 is the long awaited Harry Potter  version, Wizards Unite.

It was announced yesterday that  Warner. Bros Interactive Entertainment are bringing out a new collection of mobile games and console games set in the wizarding world, under a new label Portkey Games.

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Like its predecessor, Pokemon Go,  Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will use state-of-the-art augmented reality technology on smartphones, so a player can view the real world through a wizarding world lens.

Full details on what  exactly is involved  in the game  have yet to be released, however developer’s  Niantic gave some insight:

“With Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, players that have been dreaming of becoming real life wizards will finally get the chance to experience JK Rowling’s Wizarding World.

“Players will learn spells, explore their real world neighbourhoods and cities to discover and fight legendary beasts and team up with others to take down powerful enemies.”

Further information is available on the new Wizards Unite Website, indicating that  you will explore your local surroundings and take part in a series of adventures, such as searching for magical creatures and bumping into iconic wizarding world characters along the way.  You’ll also be able to cast spells, discover mysterious artifacts, and build up your very own, illustrious wizarding career. ​

Another great, and surely popular, feature is that  you will be sorted into one of Hogwarts four houses; Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff or Hufflepuff. This is similar to Pokemon Go where you were placed in one of three teams – Instict, Valor or Mystic.

David Haddad, President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, is excited about fusing the real world with the magical.

‘With this game, we are allowing the passionate, worldwide fan base to explore J.K. Rowling’s deeply powerful and imaginative universe in a new, truly immersive way,’

​‘It is wonderful to have Niantic’s remarkable augmented reality expertise as we develop this incredibly rich wizarding world for players to explore in their everyday lives.’

For more information on  Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, check out their new website. We will have more details on this game as they are announced in 2018.  Until then let’s speculate about what fantastic creatures you may  encounter, what spells you will learn and  what familiar characters  we will stumble across.


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