Back in 2016, Niantic and Nintendo broke the Internet and mobile phones with Pokémon GO, the augmented reality game that was all about hunting these creatures and that hooked on millions of users eager to wander around the street searching for Pikachu, Snorlax, Charmander, and others.
Well, this hit now has a successor and it's not based on the maddening series of creatures that evolve, fight in battles in gyms, and all those things. This time it's a franchise that's probably got even more fans: Harry Potter.
Harry Potter's mobile augmented reality game
The series of books written by J.K. Rowling, that introduces us to the adventures of a wizard apprentice and that has been taken to the silver screen with Daniel Radcliffe in the starring role, is going to have its mobile version that follows suit to Pokémon GO.
In the words of its developers, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will use augmented reality to show us the magic that surrounds us. With this game, we'll be able to explore places all over the world to discover mysterious devices, cast spells, and meet legendary beasts and emblematic characters.
In other words, the Harry Potter universe seen in books of the likes of The Sorcerer's Stone, The Secret Chamber, the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire or The Cursed Child will come to life on our Android screen. Harry Potter himself together with Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Albus Dumbledore, and Lord Voldemort will set out to the streets with us... but be careful where you're walking and pay special attention to the traffic, curbs, and urban elements.
When is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite out?
For the time being, nobody knows the exact release date although we can tell you that you'll be able to download the APK of the game sometime in 2018, although we don't know if it will be published first on Android or iPhone. At present, the game is at a pre-inscription stage so go ahead if you want to receive all the news as soon as they happen.