Harry Potter's Pokemon Go-Esque Game, Wizards Unite, Now Releasing In 2019
Are you looking forward to Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the mobile title currently in the works at Warner Bros and Pokemon Go developer Niantic, has been delayed. Harry Potter publishing site Pottermore says the AR game will now launch in 2019, although it didn't offer any specifics beyond that regarding a new release date.
Wizards Unite was previously scheduled to launch in 2018, though we never got a more precise release window than that. No reason has been given for the delay, though the game has received a new Wizards Unite trailer--take a look at that above.
Pottermore says Wizards Unite will incorporate elements from both Harry Potter and the spin-off Fantastic Beasts franchise. "Players will learn spells, explore their real world neighborhoods and cities to discover and fight legendary beasts, and team up with others to take down powerful enemies," Niantic said of Wizards Unite when it was first announced. A teaser accompanying today's news states that players will also "unravel a global mystery, cast spells, and encounter fantastic beasts and iconic characters along the way."
The second Fantastic Beasts film, The Crimes of Grindelwald, comes to theaters on November 16.
Wizards Unite will be the second game to launch under Warner Bros' Portkey Games label. The first was Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a free-to-play RPG set before the novels. In addition, an open-world RPG set in the Potter universe is reportedly in development at Disney Infinity studio Avalanche Software.
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