'Pokémon GO' Studio Niantic Is Making a Harry Potter Game

Will it be as popular as ‘Pokémon GO?’

By
Gaming
2,272 Hypes 0 Comments

Following up on the success of Pokémon GO, developers Niantic have announced that a Harry Potter game is in the works. Co-developed by Warner Bros. Interactive‘s Portkey Games, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will grant players access to J.K. Rowling‘s world of wizardry through real world and digital interactivity.

Niantic states that the game draws cues from Niantic’s own game Ingress, wherein players explore, accumulate power-ups and defend their turf from invaders. The new game promises that gamers will combat “legendary beasts and team up with others to take down powerful enemies.” Pokémon GO celebrated its first anniversary this year and there’s no word how Niantic will manage support for their flagship game while working on this new one. However, Nintendo didn’t offer support during the development of Pokémon GO, whereas Warner Bros. Interactive’s aid may grant Niantic some breathing room as they balance both titles.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is due to release next year. In the meantime, a new version of the classic Pokémon theme song has surfaced in time for the upcoming film.

Read Full Article
Source
The Verge

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

1201 Users Online

What to Read Next

'Grand Theft Auto V' Is Now the Best-Selling Game of All Time
Gaming

'Grand Theft Auto V' Is Now the Best-Selling Game of All Time

Outpacing previous top-seller “Wii Sports.”

Explore the Stone & Bronze Ages in New 'Early Man' Trailer
Entertainment

Explore the Stone & Bronze Ages in New 'Early Man' Trailer

“More stupid than brave.”

The Hundreds Teases Possible 'Animaniacs' Collaboration
Fashion

The Hundreds Teases Possible 'Animaniacs' Collaboration

“What are we going to do tonight, Brain?”


KENZO Launches Fall/Winter 2017 With Surreal Short Films
Fashion

KENZO Launches Fall/Winter 2017 With Surreal Short Films

Including a monologue centered around orange juice.

Preview a New Travis Scott & Quavo Collaboration
Music

Preview a New Travis Scott & Quavo Collaboration

Is their joint album finally finished?

BILLY Mixes Contemporary Casual & Classic Inspirations for Fall/Winter 2017 Collection
Fashion

BILLY Mixes Contemporary Casual & Classic Inspirations for Fall/Winter 2017 Collection

The celebrity-favorite continues its public expansion.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.