Are you a Harry Potter fan, also known as a Potterhead? Have you thought about what it would be like if you could actually be part of the Harry Potter world? Well, for Potterheads everywhere, we will get the chance!
Niantic Labs, the maker of the Augmented Reality mobile game, Pokemon GO, has announced that they will release Harry Potter GO: Wizards Unite! It is an augmented reality game for the Harry Potter Universe. It will also be available for mobile devices.
If you are familiar with Pokemon GO, then you know you go out into the real world with your mobile device and look for Pokemon. There are Pokestops that allow you to get Pokeballs, eggs, potions, berries, and other items needed for the game. There are gyms where you can battle other teams and recently, players are allowed to have raid battles to catch legendary Pokemon. So how does this work with Harry Potter?
John Hanke, C.E.O. of Niantic Labs has stated, “Players will learn spells, explore their real-world neighborhoods, cities to discover, fight legendary beasts and team up with others to take down powerful enemies”
There are still many unanswered questions about how and what the game will do and require of the players. Even the release date has not been set. All we know is that it is slated to premiere sometime in 2018. So, my fellow Potterheads, now we wait. At least we have some inkling of when we get to be wizards and witches.
Written by Kristy S
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