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Warner Bros. Creates New “Portkey Games” Publisher, Announce New Mobile AR Game “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite”

Warner Bros. has established a new games publishing label completely focused on the Harry Potter franchise, called simply Portkey Games.

The new publisher’s first game is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, a mobile augmented reality title from Pokemon GO developers Niantic.

Details are scant, however Warner Bros. teases that players will be “transported into the wizarding world and placed at the center of their own adventure.” You’ll also reportedly be able to “visit new locations and explore new story elements, again, all inspired by the wizarding world.”

Both new and familiar characters from the series “at different points in their lives” will make an appearance in the game.

Here’s a brief rundown on the game, via Warner Bros.:

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will reveal that magic is all around us, and allow players to be a part of Harry Potter‘s rich world, through Niantic’s AR + real-world mobile game platform and the franchise expertise of WB Games San Francisco’s development and publishing team. 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.

Further details for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be revealed sometime next year.

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5 comments
  1. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 9, 2017 at 10:12 am

    WB, the Pokemon GO guys and Harry Potter – it’s like a trifecta of evil.

  2. InkViper
    InkViper
    November 9, 2017 at 11:37 am

    This is what cancer looks like on meth, and motherfucker are still going to buy into it.

  3. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    November 9, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    I’m just going to ignore everything Potter related that isn’t part of the first seven books, thanks.

    Does Jo not have any quality control at all? Every time I look at new Potter material, I roll my eyes.

  4. kunuri
    kunuri
    November 9, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    “players will go on adventures [until their stamina meter runs out], learn and cast spells [from in-app purchased books], discover mysterious artifacts [which must be activated with purchasable keys], and encounter legendary beasts and iconic characters [in the form of trading cards, which can be bought in booster packs].”
    Please do it, I dare you.

  5. Jack Thompson
    Jack Thompson
    November 10, 2017 at 9:50 am

    “AR Harry Potter”
    Oh great, even more hipsters acting like Harry Potter is real.