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A New Label For Harry Potter Games Has Been Announced

This morning we reported that Niantic and WB were developing a new augmented reality game similar to Pokemon Go, set in the Harry Potter universe. Niantic Labs (Pokemon Go!) and Warner Bros. are joining forces to create Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. With Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, players that have been dreaming of becoming real life Wizards will finally get the chance to experience J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. There has also been information that there will be new games for both console and mobile in the near future. The game is being developed in collaboration with Warner Bros. Wizards Unite, puts you in the role of a wizard in the world of Harry Potter, letting you wander around and learn magic in the process. The company hasn't had the greatest relationship with its Pokémon Go player base, as it rolled out updates and bug fixes months after players complained about them and as some initial users dropped the game. Interactive and its new sub branch Portkey Games. The article speculates that the Harry Potter game might share some gameplay elements and features from Niantic's first mobile AR title, the scifi-themed Ingress.

There aren't any other details to go on just yet, though "Potter" seems like the flawless property for a game like this, with so many characters, spells, and rich wizarding history to draw from. Interactive released an official statement about the game.

The answer to those questions may very well determine the long-term health of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, but you have to believe that the app's short-term prospects are quite good. Little then sent it to 12 different publishers before it ended up with Bloomsbury.

Niantic is now famous for one of the highest grossing mobile games of all time with Pokémon GO.

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