Friday, November 17, 2017

Harry Potter Wizards Unite

The wonder of Harry Potter discovering Diagon Alley and other magical locations hidden amid the Muggle world can soon be shared by everyone through an interactive augmented reality (AR) game for mobile devices inspired by J.K. Rowling's wizarding world.  Following the approach of the popular Pokémon Go game, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's Portkey Games, a new gaming label dedicated to creating video games and mobile experiences inspired by J.K. Rowling's works, has partnered with Niantic, Inc. to create Harry Potter: Wizards Unite which will provide an immersive experience for aspiring wizards and witches.

Niantic, Inc. and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the development of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, an augmented reality (AR) mobile game inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. Published by Niantic and co-developed by Niantic and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, under the Portkey Games label,  Harry Potter: Wizards Unite  will use state-of-the-art augmented reality mobile technology to put magic in the hands of aspiring wizards and witches worldwide.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will reveal that magic is all around us, and allow players to be a part of Harry Potter's rich world, through Niantic’s AR + real-world mobile game platform. By exploring real-world neighborhoods and cities across the globe, players will go on adventures, learn and cast spells, discover mysterious artifacts, and encounter legendary beasts and iconic characters.  Additional details for  Harry Potter: Wizards Unite  will be announced in 2018.

“At Niantic, our goal is to leverage technology to create real world experiences that help people to discover the wonderful, and often magical parts of the world around them,” announced John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic, Inc. “The beloved Harry Potter stories have captured imaginations worldwide for more than 20 years and soon we’ll turn the fantasy into augmented reality, allowing fans and their friends to become wizards and witches.”

“With this game, we are allowing the passionate, worldwide fan base to experience J.K. Rowling’s deeply powerful and imaginative universe in a new, truly immersive way,” commented David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “It is wonderful to have Niantic’s remarkable augmented reality expertise as we develop this incredibly rich wizarding world for players to explore in their everyday lives.”

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