A while back it was hinted that Niantic was working on a Harry Potter game similar in style to Pokemon GO. Today Niantic and WB Games has released a new teaser trailer for the game, now called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Not a lot has been revealed about the game so far but the premise seems to be that certain magic is creeping into the muggle world and its up to the witches and wizards of the wizarding world (the players) to quell the magic and to stop the exposure of the wizarding world to muggles. As with Pokemon GO, players will be able to explore their real world surroundings but instead of finding and catching little critters, players will be able to cast spells and encounter iconic characters and...ahem...fantastic beasts. Interesting little plug there for an upcoming movie.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Augmented Reality Mobile Game
Niantic and WB Games have unveiled the first teaser trailer for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite™, the upcoming augmented reality (AR) mobile game that will put magic in the hands of players worldwide. The highly anticipated game will launch in 2019.
Co-published and co-developed by Niantic and WB Games, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is part of Portkey Games, a games label dedicated to creating video game and mobile experiences inspired by the Wizarding World.
In Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, players will be able to explore real-world surroundings to unravel a global mystery, cast spells, and encounter fantastic beasts and iconic characters along the way.
About Portkey Games
Portkey Games, from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, is the games label dedicated to creating new Wizarding World mobile and videogame experiences that place the player at the center of their own adventure, inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories. Portkey Games offers players the opportunity to make their own narrative choices and engage with the Wizarding World setting to create new and unique experiences. The label was created to bring gamers and fans new gaming experiences that allow them to delve into the magic of the Wizarding World in immersive ways where they can define their own Wizarding World story.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third-party game titles.
About Niantic, Inc.
Niantic, Inc., builds mobile real-world experiences that foster fun, exploration, discovery and social interaction. Originally incubated within Google, Niantic, Inc. spun out in 2015 with investments from Google, The Pokémon Company, and Nintendo, and raised an additional $200 million in financing in 2017 from Spark Capital, Founders Fund, Meritech, Javelin Venture Partners, You & Mr. Jones and NetEase, Inc.. The company’s immersive Real World Games Platform powers the ground-breaking augmented reality games Pokémon GO and Ingress, which are available on the App Store and Google Play. Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite is Niantic, Inc.’s third game and is being co-developed with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. For more information on Niantic, visit www.nianticlabs.com.