Niantic Labs is developing a Harry Potter augmented reality game, titled Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, following the success of Pokémon GO, for a projected 2018 release. Niantic found massive success last year when the developer debuted Pokémon GO, a mobile game that combines their location-based augmented reality software with the beloved Japanese property. Ever since Pokémon GO was released, fans of Harry Potter have hoped for a similar game to be developed based on the Boy Who Lifed given the world of J.K. Rowling’s fantasy novel series is just as – if not more – expansive than even Pokémon.

The first of Rowling’s wizarding world novels was published in 1997, ...

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