Soon, There Will Be A Harry Potter Version Of Pokemon Go

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There are two major franchises that every ‘90s kid desperately wished were real: Pokemon and Harry Potter. Over a year after publisher Niantic tried to make Pokemon real with the augmented reality mobile game Pokemon Go, they’re continuing their takeover of the nostalgia market with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, co-developed by Warner Bros. Interactive, will use similar AR mobile tech to Pokemon Go. The press release reads, “By exploring real-world neighborhoods and cities across the globe, players will go on adventures, learn and cast spells, discover mysterious artifacts, and encounter legendary beasts and iconic characters.” They’ll also “team up with others to take down powerful enemies.”

There isn’t much more information yet. But suffice it to say that, even though I didn’t need a reason to bully Hufflepuff fans before, now, I have one.

Senior reporter at Kotaku.

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I sure hope it makes you wave your phone like a wand and yell dumb faux latin things.

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