Niantic is working on a new AR game. The game will be called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. "Players will learn spells, explore their real world neighbourhoods and cities to discover & fight legendary beasts and team up with others to take down powerful enemies."
Niantic has a new project in the works. After the success of their Pokemon GO AR game, they decided the next logical step is to throw themselves into making the magical world of The Boy Who Lived an augmented reality.
The game will be called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. It will be an AR experience with gameplay elements similar to those you've grown to know and love. Wizards will Unite in 2018, but no exact date has been given.
You'll be able to roam the world, collect power-ups, defend locations and explore your magical environment.
"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," reads a post on Niantic Labs' website.
"Players will learn spells, explore their real world neighbourhoods and cities to discover & fight legendary beasts and team up with others to take down powerful enemies."
Rumours of an AR Harry Potter game started swirling last year and now, countless YouTube concept videos and a petition later, we finally have our confirmation. If Niantic can deliver a solid game, it'll be like someone in their office got a hold of a wand and screamed "Accio money".
In (other) Pokemon GO news, this month marks the final migration of the game's three current Legendary dogs. After doing a tour around the Asia-Pacific region as well as Europe and Africa, Suicine has now settled into Legendary Raid Battles in North America.
Likewise, Raikou is ending its tour in Europe and Africa, while players in the Asia-Pacific region can now fight and capture Entei. Players have until 30 November to battle the Legendaries as tier-5 Raid bosses.