Prepare yourselves, people. Something big is coming and it just might take over the world! Niantic, the Augmented Reality developers behind last summer’s smash hit Pokémon Go, has unveiled details about their next game, and it is too much for this muggle to take. Yep, in 2018, we’ll all be running around as wizards and casting spells on each other as the next AR game that Niantic is releasing will be called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
Not many details about how the game will play have been released yet and, although we know it will come in 2018, Niantic hasn’t said when exactly the game will drop. What they have told us is that…
“Players will learn spells, explore their real world neighborhoods and cities to discover & fight legendary beasts and team up with others to take down powerful enemies.”
This news really is huge. Pokémon Go took the world by storm this year by overlaying a cult set of characters onto the real world and sending players out to find them. Incredible stories include herds of people bringing life to a standstill in cities all over Asia, people lured into ambushes and robbed by the promise of rare Pokémon… one woman even claimed a virtual Pokémon had sexually assaulted her. With the Harry Potter series having a cult following to rival that of the Pokémon universe, we can expect things to get heavy again next year.
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