Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
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Developer(s) Niantic
Publisher(s) Niantic
Series Harry Potter
Platform(s) iOS, Android
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 J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World and the Harry Potter franchise. The game is being developed and published by Niantic under license from Portkey Games, a publishing subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment[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 Niantic. 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.[2] Niantic has revealed the game will draw inspiration from previous AR games Pokémon Go and Ingress.[3]

With Niantic's purchase of Escher Reality, the game is expected to implement new technology to allow for persistent worlds within AR.[4]

Gameplay[edit]

Wizards Unite gameplay has been likened to be similar to that of Pokémon Go, with players able to view the gameplay world through a smartphone.[5] The game will allow players to fight against mythical beasts from both the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises.[6]

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