Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Niantic's AR game coming after Pokémon Go, will land in 2018

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  • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite a release date for 2018
  • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite to learn spells and explore his city
  • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite: magic wands as accessories
  • Latest information on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
  • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite set to enjoy gameplay and increased life expectancy
  • To know everything about the Harry Potter augmented reality game

Pokémon Go has been a worldwide success for Niantic. The first augmented reality game on smartphones to meet with such enthusiasm. As interest in Pokémon Go wanes, Niantic is working on a new game called "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" and which, while adopting the game style of Pokémon Go, will immerse the player in the magical world of Harry Potter wizards.



Harry Potter: Wizards Unite a release date for 2018

A year ago, there was a rumor of a future augmented reality game based on the Harry Potter universe after the company acquired rights to the famous wizard character. After a denial that had disappointed many, it is now official information. The "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" application is official, although details on the game are scarce for the moment. The launch is planned for the course of 2018.

After information released by our American colleagues from the newspaper "Tech Crunch", the game publisher Niantic was quick to confirm work on his next augmented reality game "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" in a press release. published on its website.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite to learn spells and explore his city

In its press release, Niantic indicates that with the game "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite", players will be able to become real wizards in augmented reality. Users will be able to learn spells, will be able to collect mysterious artifacts as well as discover and fight creatures straight out of the imaginary world of JK Rolling. The team cooperation mode will also be required to be able to fight against powerful creatures.



Like its predecessor, "Pokémon Go", the game in augmented reality will require the player to travel through his neighborhood and town to collect new spells and meet creatures. According to some information it will also be possible to defend a place against evil attacks alone or even in a group of friends. Like Pokémon Go, "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" would be based on geo-location and would integrate real world locations into the augmented reality universe. The player will also have to leave his home to find spells.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite: magic wands as accessories

Note that information published by our American colleagues indicates that connected chopsticks will be available as a play accessory. Little information has leaked out though, it seems that these wands allow you to virtually cast spells. Synchronized with the augmented reality application, they will use a motion recognition technology.

Latest information on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

The game "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" will also be co-developed with Warner Bros and its new division called "Portkey Games". For its new game, Niantic intends to rely on its platform and its experience with "Pokémon Go" but also on the best of augmented reality technology on smartphones. "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" should be available on both iOS and Android.

For the moment, no trailer has been unveiled by the publisher. No image either except for the one we reveal to you at the top of our article. The publisher specifies that, even if "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" is inspired by the universe of books written by JK Rolling, it will not be about the known adventures of the young wizard but beautiful and many new unpublished adventures.



Harry Potter: Wizards Unite set to enjoy gameplay and increased life expectancy

Niantic indicated that the development of the game "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" will not affect the development and release of "Pokémon Go" updates. Niantic's game launched in 2016 had been a runaway success generating nearly $ 2007 billion in profits. As for the Harry Potter franchise, it does not know the crisis. While the last book in the series was released in 2011 and the last film in XNUMX, the young wizard is still a hit. The world of Hogwarts continues to fascinate an entire generation.


There is therefore no doubt that the magical universe of Harry Potter and the features of the game will meet its audience. and that success will again be at the rendezvous for Niantic. However, the publisher should rethink its model, the gameplay and the lifespan of the game a bit to prevent the fever from falling quickly as was the case with Pokémon Go. After a phenomenal initial success, the players had indeed, rather quickly, tired of the application.


To know everything about the Harry Potter augmented reality game

Finally, know that Niantic has created a special website for "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" which you can visit here. With the exception of legal data, very little information is offered on the game's site. However, the game publisher offers fans the opportunity to subscribe to a newsletter in order to regularly receive the latest information in preview.

To do this, all you need to do is indicate your date of birth and your e-mail address. Finally, note that a Facebook page and a Twitter account have also been created so as not to miss any of the latest news from the augmented reality wizarding game "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" which will be released next year.



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