Pokemon Go makers working on new Harry Potter AR game

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"We are delighted to welcome the Harry Potter films to our catalog of award-winning original programming and crowd-pleasing theatrical films", Bruce Grivetti, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and President, Film Programming, said in a statement.

Pokemon Go has been an enormous hit for Niantic Labs.

Game developer Niantic's follow-up to Pokémon Go is going to be based on another massively popular franchise with a huge fan base: Harry Potter.

Players will wander around different neighborhoods and cities, as they will embark on different adventures, learn and cast spells, discover mysterious artifacts, and encounter legendary beasts and iconic characters.

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Following the extreme success of Pokemon GO, Niantic Labs has its latest augmented reality title that will totally have fans of J.K. Rowling's literary works super thrilled.

Hold the phone! No literally, that's how the new game from Pokemon Go makers will let users explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter. "Interactive and its new sub brand Portkey Games".

The game will launch sometime in 2018.

The game "will reveal that magic is all around us", reads the press release. With the right mix of reality and digital fantasy, "Wizards Unite" will include magical power-ups to be collected by players, as well as defending locations based on the fictional places in "Harry Potter" books and films. In addition to making all eight Harry Potter films available via HBO On Demand, HBO Now and HBO Go, the network will air them in a marathon - with Fantastic Beasts tacked on at the end - starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at 9 a.m. ET/PT on Monday, Jan. 1.

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