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

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    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.

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  2. brownpaw macrumors regular

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    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

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

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    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

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    You're viewing it wrong.
     
  6. scuac macrumors member

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    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

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    How to create a new mobile game in 2019: reskin an existing game into another imaginary universe.
     

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