Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Wizards unite video game cover art.jpg
Developer(s)
Publisher(s)Niantic
SeriesWizarding World
Platform(s)iOS, Android
Release2019
Genre(s)Augmented reality, location-based game, Role-playing

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is an upcoming free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game inspired by the Wizarding World. The game is being developed by WB Games San Francisco and Niantic, and published by Niantic.[1] It is planned to launch on Android and iOS mobile devices, and is expected to use augmented reality similar to Niantic's previous release, Pokémon Go.

Overview[edit]

Wizards Unite was announced on November 8, 2017, as an augmented reality mobile game developed by WB Games San Francisco, Portkey Games, and Niantic.[2] Players will be able to visit real-world locations while casting spells, discovering mysterious artifacts, and encountering iconic characters and legendary beasts from the Harry Potter universe.[3] Niantic has revealed the game will draw inspiration from previous AR games Pokémon Go and Ingress.[4]

With Niantic's purchase of Escher Reality, the game is expected to implement new technology to allow for persistent worlds within AR.[5] On November 14, 2018, it was confirmed that the game will be released in 2019.[6]

Gameplay[edit]

Wizards Unite gameplay has been described as similar to that of Pokémon Go, with players able to view the gameplay world through a smartphone.[7] The game will allow players to fight against mythical beasts from both the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NIANTIC, INC. AND WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP FOR HARRY POTTER: WIZARDS UNITE, AN AUGMENTED REALITY MOBILE GAME INSPIRED BY J.K. ROWLING'S WIZARDING WORLD - Niantic". Niantic. Archived from the original on November 10, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "FAQ - Harry Potter: Wizards Unite". harrypotterwizardsunite.com. Archived from the original on November 16, 2018. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "NIANTIC, INC. AND WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP FOR HARRY POTTER: WIZARDS UNITE, AN AUGMENTED REALITY MOBILE GAME INSPIRED BY J.K. ROWLING'S WIZARDING WORLD - Niantic". Niantic. Archived from the original on November 10, 2017. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "Harry Potter Wizards Unite: Movie fans new Pokemon GO style mobile game coming 2018". Daily Star. Archived from the original on February 20, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  5. ^ "Niantic's Latest Acquisition Has Big Implications For 'Pokémon GO'". Forbes. Archived from the original on February 3, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  6. ^ "First look at new logo for mobile game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite". Pottermore. November 14, 2018. Archived from the original on November 14, 2018. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  7. ^ "'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' will soon be released by the same developers of 'Pokemon Go'". Christian Today. Archived from the original on February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "Pokemon Go creators to release Harry Potter Wizards Unite game". Coventry Telegraph. Archived from the original on March 20, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.

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