'Pokemon Go' creators to make a 'Harry Potter' reality game

Published: November 9, 2017
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Fantastic beasts, wizard adventures and magic spells will come to life in a new Harry Potter augmented reality mobile game from Pokemon Go developer Niantic Inc and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, the companies said on Wednesday.

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will bring author JK Rowling’s Wizarding World to mobile phones and use augmented reality (AR) to create a real-world scavenger hunt, allow players to cast spells, find artifacts, team up and encounter magical beasts and characters from the popular book series.

Actress Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Bellatrix Lestrange in the movie, was seen shooting for character. PHOTO: FILE

Actress Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Bellatrix Lestrange in the movie, was seen shooting for character. PHOTO: FILE

The game’s use of real locations is similar to Niantic and Nintendo Co Ltd’s Pokemon Go, which became the first mass market adoption of AR in July 2016 and allows players to “catch” animated characters that appeared in their real surroundings.

No release date was given for the Harry Potter game, but Niantic and Time Warner Inc’s Warner Bros said more details would be available next year.

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Warner Bros Pictures, which produced the $7.7 billion-grossing Harry Potter film franchise, will release Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 in November 2018, the second installment in a new series of films that expand the world Rowling created in her Potter franchise.

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