Technology Pokemon Go's Niantic taps 'Harry Potter' magic for new augmented reality game

11:31  09 november  2017
11:31  09 november  2017 Source:   Reuters

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — 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.

" Harry Potter : Wizards Unite" will bring author J.K. Rowling' s Wizarding World to mobile phones and use augmented reality (AR) to create a real -world 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.

a hand holding a cellphone: People walk with their mobile phones as some play Pokemon GO at La Punta beach in Callao© REUTERS/Mariana Bazo People walk with their mobile phones as some play Pokemon GO at La Punta beach in Callao 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.

"Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" will bring author J.K. 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.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – 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.

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.

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.

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.

(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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