Accio! Every Single 'Harry Potter' Film Is Coming to HBO

All eight Harry Potter movies will land on HBO Go on January 1st

"Harry Potter: Wizards Unite uses state-of-the-art augmented reality technology to reveal the magic all around us".

"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", said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros.

Like Pokémon Go, the game's emphasis will be on going out and exploring the real world through a smartphone and its camera.

It will be on their Niantic platform, which, if you've followed 'Pokemon Go' at all, is derived from a game called 'Ingress.' The platform is basically the same, only instead of the portals, those are your PokeStops.

It'll be played on smart phones with animated characters appearing in real locations similar to Pokemon Go. Then, beginning on January 2, HBO will air one film each night starting with the O.G. flick, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

The Follow-up to 'Pokemon Go' Is a 'Harry Potter' Augmented Reality Game
There are no further details about any of the new Harry Potter games, but more details are expected to be revealed "very soon". Ingress is a game that allows players to move around in parks and streets and lets you power-up and defend captured locations.

When we first covered the game's reveal reports stated that it would be similar to Pokemon Go and Ingress in that it would require players to explore the real world using their phone's Global Positioning System via location-based events and challenges.

Claims that Niantic would make a Harry Potter-themed game were first reported in July 2016 but were dismissed as a hoax, not least because the San Francisco-based developer was still rolling out Pokemon Go at the time. On January 1, 2018, the network will air a chronological Harry Potter marathon. That's why it's such big news that the company has announced the hit game's successor.

Details on the game are pretty scarce, so it's not clear what the game will involve or what its mechanics will be. "Stay tuned to our social channels for updates as we work to bring this game to life".

Players will be able to cast spells and see magical beasts and characters from the books.

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