CONFIRMED: ‘Harry Potter’ To Get ‘Pokemon Go’ Type Game
By Sarah Kuta on November 9, 2017
Nerds rejoice! The popular Pokemon Go game, which saw people around the world wandering around their towns searching for Pokemon in augmented reality will soon have a new experience. This one, inside the Harry Potter universe.
TechCrunch reports, “Niantic building a Harry Potter game similar to Pokémon Go was rumoured last year, when the company noted that it had acquired the rights to the app. But the rumour was subsequently debunked, oddly enough, with the original article containing the information pulled from the web.
The app is now official, but the details are still scarce, with the launch timeframe of just sometime next year, but it sounds like there will be significant influence from the Niantic game Ingress, which allows players to roam the real world collecting power-ups, defending locations and exploring their environment.
The mechanics of Ingress would actually translate pretty well to the fictional Harry Potter universe, and seems almost ready-made for a fantasy spell casting coat of paint to replace its science-fiction special forces veneer. Also, like Pokémon Go, it could benefit from the location database built up by Ingress originally (and expanded by the Pokémon title) to incorporate real-world locations into the in-game experience.”
Here is the official announcement!