Are you a Harry Potter fan? If the answer is yes, then we have some news that will make you very happy. The Harry Potter mobile video game, that has been making headlines since last year, has finally got a timeline for its release. Warner Bros Games and Niantic released the first trailer of the upcoming Harry Potter mobile game in November 2018 and now, it has been confirmed that the game is all set to release this summer.
The official name of the game is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and much like Pokemon Go and Ingress, it will be backed by Augmented Reality. Warner Bros Entertainment’s CEO Kevin Tsujihara has said that Niantic will be launching the game in summer this year. He also added that the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will leverage from 5G speeds that will be rolling out in 2019.
The report about this first surfaced on the Los Angeles Times. Speaking to the publication, Tsujihara said, “The one that’s the closest is this Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (augmented reality) video game project coming out this summer from Niantic, the maker of Pokemon Go. That’s a world where, clearly, 5G and faster connectivity with a mobile device is going to make that game better.”
However, he didn’t give an exact date for the launch of the game. But then, our guess is that it will be launched during the summer holidays when a lot of students will be free for playing the game for long hours. To recall, even Pokemon Go was launched in July 2016. The Twitter handle of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has been posting regular teasers about the upcoming game.
And maybe it’s because of this, or a large number of fans the series has across the globe that the game has already garnered a lot of attention. In fact, even though the game is unreleased, the Twitter handle of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite already has 64K followers.
The game was first announced in November two years back. While it will have AR technology like Pokemon Go, one thing that will be different will be that Niantic will be using some real-world locations to make the Harry Potter experience as real as possible. While this was not required in Pokemon Go, Harry Potter’s author JK Rowling has written back stories for every location that has been mentioned in the books. So, it’s more of a necessity to include those in the game if Niantic wants it to be a hit among Potterheads.
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