The Follow-up to 'Pokemon Go' Is a 'Harry Potter' Augmented Reality Game

'Pokemon Go' creators to release 'Harry Potter' mobile game in 2018

The project, now titled Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, is being co-developed by Niantic Labs and Warner Brothers game development subsidiary, Portkey Games.

Niantic Labs achieved a insane amount of success with Pokemon Go, their augmented reality mobile game based on the popular videogame series. Interactive and its new sub brand called Portkey Games.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be their chance to fix some of the problems that have dogged Pokemon Go from its inception, including rural areas being at an inherent disadvantage compared to their urban counterparts. Published by Niantic and co-developed by Niantic and Warner Bros. Interactive released an official statement about the game.

By what both companies have to say, it seems they are as exciting and passionate about the wizarding world as the millions of Harry Potter fans worldwide.

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Niantic Labs, who you know from smartphones titles such Ingress and Pokemon Go, have their next project lined up and it could be another big one. Ingress is a game that allows players to move around in parks and streets and lets you power-up and defend captured locations. Harry Potter's magical elements mixing in with the Muggle world is already a theme in the books and movies, so we can expect to see that reappear now in AR form.

There are no further details about any of the new Harry Potter games, but more details are expected to be revealed "very soon".

It sounds fairly similar to the revamped Gym and Raids experience implemented earlier this year in Pokemon Go, where players can travel to specially-designated spots in the real world and do battle with imaginary creatures using their phone.

Are you bored of playing Pokemon Go and wish you could just throw on some Hogwarts robes and scavenge your local streets for horcruxes, spells and fantastic beasts instead?

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