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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Pottermore announced earlier today we were going to get a slew of new mobile and console Harry Potter games. Warner Bros. will be releasing these games under the label Portkey. It’s a great use of the word, as a Portkey instantly transports wizards from place to place. These new games from Portkey promise to transport us mere muggles into new magical worlds

With over twenty years in the universe started by J.K. Rowling, I could not be more excited about new games. 

Portkey announced the first game shortly after announcing the project.

Harry Potter GO

The first game announced was Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Unite is being brought to us by Portkey and Niantic Inc, the company famous for making me leave my house with Pokemon GO

Unite promises to utilize the great augmented reality developed by Niantic. Portkey is finally going to give us all the ability to be wizards!

Pokemon GO was a massive success and maintains millions of active fans over a year later. Niantic just had a massive Pokemon GO event in Chicago that disappointed many and ended with Niantic refunding tickets, but that is not stopping the augmented-reality powerhouse from pushing forward, promising better events in the future. 

I hope that we have awesome and successful years of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite! Niantic is already promising to give us the ability to learn spells, and duel friends. The ideas are limitless. When Dementors are attacking, even waiting for the bus will be exciting! I am hoping we can make profiles which allow us to choose our Wizarding schools and houses. 

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More From Portkey

Portkey promises more game announcements soon. 

They have promised games that focus on all-new characters. They even promised to show us characters we already love, at different points in their lives. 

David Haddad, President of Warner Bros., had some encouraging words about the new projects: “With Portkey Games, we are thrilled to answer the fans’ requests for more games inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. We are working with talented creators to build games that focus on player-generated stories, which will live alongside the magical universe created by J.K. Rowling”.

Summary

I went to Harry Potter world a few years ago and bought my first wand from Ollivander’s. There is really something magical about the Harry Potter universe. I hope that Portkey is able to bring it home in these new games and transport us all to a magical place. 

It is very easy to sum this announcement up: Niantic wants me to go outside again. 


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Hans Goss

Hans is was a US Army Airborne Infantryman with the 82nd Airborne and is now an avid gamer and writer. You can often find him live on Twitch under his gaming handle Fugio.

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