Pokémon GO Developer Niantic Making Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Game

AR wizarding coming to a smart device near you!

By Robert Marrujo:: If it worked for Pokémon it can work for Harry Potter, right? That seems to be part of the reasoning behind upcoming mobile game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Niantic, the folks behind Pokémon GO, are crafting the AR title, which is set to push social interaction amongst players much like GO does.

TechCrunch originally broke the news, but Niantic has gone on to make an official announcement of its own, which you can read here. We've provided a chunk of the announcement below:

We're incredibly excited to announce this next step in the evolution of AR mobile entertainment. 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. Players will learn spells, explore their real world neighborhoods and cities to discover & fight legendary beasts and team up with others to take down powerful enemies. We're thrilled to partner with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and WB Games San Francisco’s development team to bring this magical and beloved series to life in a brand new way. 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.

There's no release window for Wizards Unite but we'll keep you posted!

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