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13° & RAINY ON THURSDAY 21 JUNE IN AUCKLAND
By Tom Clift
November 09, 2017
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The Team Behind Pokémon Go Are Making a Harry Potter Game Next

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By Tom Clift
November 09, 2017
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Hey, remember Pokémon Go? That insanely popular augmented reality mobile game that seemingly everyone was playing until suddenly they weren't? Well, it turns out the developers behind said game are branching out into another beloved fictional universe: the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

Niantic, which developed Pokémon Go as well as Ingress, will team up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. According to a Niantic announcement, "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."

It also said the game "will leverage the full stack of the Niantic Platform while also providing an opportunity to pioneer all new technology and gameplay mechanics."

That's about all we know for now – although it does sound as though players may encounter a few familiar faces, with the game's website promising appearances by "iconic characters". Please let it be Dobby (#neverforget).

If you're interested, you can sign up for more information about the game via www.harrypotterwizardsunite.com.  

Published on November 09, 2017 by Tom Clift

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