Niantic Shares Teaser for Upcoming 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' AR Game, Which Will Launch in 2019

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Niantic, the company behind Pokémon Go, has been developing a new Harry Potter augmented reality game in partnership with Warner Bros, which is called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

    Today, Niantic shared some new details on the upcoming game in the form of a teaser trailer that gives a first look at gameplay.

    Niantic first announced Wizards Unite in November 2017, but we've heard little word on the game since then. In today's trailer, Niantic clarifies that we won't be seeing Wizards Unite until sometime in 2019.

    In Wizards Unite, players will learn spells, explore real world neighborhoods turned magical through augmented reality, fight legendary beasts, and team up with others to take down enemies.

    On the Wizards Unite website, it appears the plot will deal with traces of magic showing up in the muggle world, which will require witches and wizards to contain the threat by joining the Statute of Secrecy Task Force.
    Players who are looking forward to Niantic's new game can sign up for email updates on the Wizards Unite website.

    Article Link: Niantic Shares Teaser for Upcoming 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' AR Game, Which Will Launch in 2019
  2. brownpaw macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    I predict this will be just as lackluster as Pokémon Go. Spin stops, er, “magic traces” to get experience points. Fight soul eaters or whatever they were called by tapping them a lot. Great.
  3. 4jasontv macrumors 68000

    Jul 31, 2011
    I must have missed something because I don’t see any gameplay in that video.
  4. MacFan23 macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2010
    Don't forget all the in app purchases!

    Magic refreshes every x amount of time but can be replenished with purchasable potions?
  5. omihek macrumors 6502


    May 3, 2014
    Salt Lake City, UT
    You're viewing it wrong.
  6. scuac macrumors member


    Mar 2, 2008
    Sooo... just a reskinned Pokemon Go, wich itself is just a reskinned Ingress. I guess if the cash cow ain’t broken...
  7. saxofunk macrumors regular


    Jul 19, 2006
    Denver, CO
    How to create a new mobile game in 2019: reskin an existing game into another imaginary universe.

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