Harry Potter AR Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Here is what to expect from the new Harry Potter Game, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite 

A beautiful snow owl came and visited me today. The owl landed on my window seal. When I open my window, the owl flew in and settled on my laptop computer. The owl’s beak was clutching an envelope – what could this be?

I reached for the envelope from his beak, which he gave up without a fight. Looking down, I saw on the face of the envelope my old school, Ilvermorny, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. My eyes widen, eager to read what’s hidden inside. I lifted the flap when it flew out of my hands and unraveled itself, talking. Some exciting news from Hogwarts, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry Potter and the magic of augmented reality.

harry potter wizards unite ar game
So exciting!!! Screenshot, courtesy of Pottermore.

The exciting news is an announcement about a company, Niantic. I know the company, they brought augmented reality to the world, via Ingress and  Pokémon Go.

What is this magic called augmented reality? Per Tech Target, augmented reality is an integration of the video games visual and audio content with the player’s environment, get this, in real time.

If you have never played Pokémon Go or Ingress, I suggest you download one and play so you can get a better understanding of how augmented reality works. Why? Just wait.

What is the message?

In my morning newspaper, similar to that of the Daily Prophet, there was a press release from, Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment. They’re releasing a series of mobile game apps and console games under a new label, Portkey Games.

The video games will allow No-Majs (Muggles) to join Squibs, Witches, and Wizards in their world. The No-Majs (Muggles) will get to learn how it feels to be a witch or a wizard. What do you think so far?

https://www.pottermore.com/news/portkey-games-to-release-new-games-inspired-by-jk-rowlings-wizarding-world
Screenshot Source: Pottermore

Exciting, right? But, my special announcement from my school has additional details. What my newspaper did not report is that Niantic is teaming up with Warner Brothers Games to produce the first portkey to the world.

Get your wand arm ready; it will be mobile based, like Pokémon Go and Ingress. We’ll be transported to the world of magic in our neighbourhoods and cities, discovering artefacts, learning and casting spells, discovering and fighting legendary beasts, and teaming up with other witches and wizards to take down powerful foes.

The name of the portkey is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and is set to transport us in 2018, will you be ready?

Tracie lives in the United States and is an enthusiastic and versatile writer with an academic background in journalism and creative writing. She's an aspiring journalist, screenwriter, and novelist.