New Details On Niantic's Harry Potter: Wizards Unite AR Game

New Details On Niantic's Harry Potter: Wizards Unite AR Game

The maker of Pokemon Go has revealed it is working on a Harry Potter-themed follow-up that will also include augmented reality features.

Like Pokemon GO, it's pretty safe to assume that Wizards Unite will have a strong community aspect to it. 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.

Following the extreme success of Pokemon GO, Niantic Labs has its latest augmented reality title that will totally have fans of J.K. Rowling's literary works super thrilled.

Niantic announced their upcoming project this week, but they are yet to set an official release date for the game. In the game, players learn spells and fight "legendary" beats - teaming up with others to take down more powerful enemies.

Facebook/PortkeyGamesThe logo of Portkey Games.

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The Switch actually got its first streaming app in September with NicoNico, but the program is only available in Japan. Nintendo Switch owners have been impatiently waiting for video streaming services to come to the hybrid console.

Although it's been several years since the last Harry Potter movie released in theaters, the series have yet to adapt to streaming.

It'll be played on smart phones with animated characters appearing in real locations similar to Pokemon Go.

Claims that Niantic would make a Harry Potter-themed game were first reported in July 2016 but were dismissed as a hoax, not least because the San Francisco-based developer was still rolling out Pokemon Go at the time.

"Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will leverage the full stack of the Niantic Platform while also providing an opportunity to pioneer all new technology and gameplay mechanics".

According to BBC, rumors circulated a year ago that a Harry Potter game was in the works, but it was eventually debunked.

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