A 'Harry Potter' game from the makers of 'Pokemon Go' is real and coming soon

Did you want to get in on the Pokemon Go craze, but thought animated monsters just didn't have enough magic for you? You're in luck. Pokemon Go developer Niantic is working with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on a mobile augmented reality game set in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is being developed in conjunction with Portkey Games, a new division of Warner Bros. centered around Wizarding World video games and interactive experiences. The announcement says that additional details will be announced in 2018.

Niantic CEO John Hanke said in a blog post, "With Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, players that have been dreaming of becoming real life Wizards will finally get the chance to experience J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. 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."

Presumably, Niantic will be building on the technology that drove Pokemon Go and their earlier game, Ingress, which tasked players with taking over specific real-world locations in a sci-fi setting.

TechCrunch posted the news first on Wednesday morning, but their story was short on details or much in the way of confirmation.

The game now has a website, though it currently only has a link to sign up for more information as it becomes available.

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