Instead of using inspiration from the popular anime series Pokemon, the creators are targeting another cultural icon with a big fan base - Harry Potter.
Revealed today in a blog post on the Pottermore website, Portkey's games "will feature both new characters and - excitingly - could feature familiar characters "at different points in their lives" from the Harry Potter stories".
Despite previously denying that it had any plans to make a Harry Potter AR game, Niantic has partnered with Warner Bros.
Like Pokemon GO, it's pretty safe to assume that Wizards Unite will have a strong community aspect to it. Niantic Labs, the makers of the Pokémon-themed augmented reality game, are now working on one inspired by Harry Potter, Entertainment Weekly reports.
"Almost five years ago Niantic launched Ingress, our first augmented reality mobile game, turning real-world streets, neighborhoods and cities into a global game board, and bringing people together in a shared digital reality", the press release stated.
Details on the game are pretty scarce, so it's not clear what the game will involve or what its mechanics will be.
Players will be able to cast spells and see magical beasts and characters from the books.
"I think the Harry Potter game is a huge deal", commented Piers Harding-Rolls from the IHS Markit consultancy.
No other information on the game has been made available at this time. The only thing we can hope is somehow Niantic works with J.K. Rowling on this app, and sets up a sorting hat situation to determine your "teams" via houses, rather than just choosing what team you're on, like in 'Pokemon Go'.
The second-quarter retail sales at JLR grew 5% to 1.49 lakh units, with its top market China clocking an increase of 27%. The company said it plans to spend 4 billion pounds in JLR this fiscal year to boost capacity and launch new products.
It's hard to feel bad for Roger Goodell , a man that has made more than $200 million as National Football League commissioner. Thanks to that, it is another week of more reports stating there's a rift between Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell .
The meetings have resulted in an array of changes to ease compliance burden on businesses as well as provided relief to consumers. In an interview to PTI, Revenue Secretary said: "There is a complete overhauling that is required".
At a victory speech on Tuesday evening, Hurst thanked voters and said it was a time of tremendous opportunity for his district. Hurst and Parker had been dating for nine months and had just moved in together at the time of her death.
Stuart Sears , Schiller's lawyer, said versions of his client's leaked testimony "are blatantly false and misleading". Trump's bodyguard Keith Schiller has been by the side of the real estate tycoon and president through thick-and-thin.
Only five percent of users went above 140 characters during the test, and only 2 percent ever went north of 190 characters. During the third quarter, Twitter averaged 330 million monthly users, up just 1 percent from the previous quarter.
Dastyari says he is consulting with his family before deciding whether to lodge a formal complaint against his abusers. One of the men appears to wear a work uniform for Toll, an Australian logistics company.
Who do you value more, users like me or him? However, some far-right and white-supremacist accounts have now also been verified. Kessler's verification spawned an uproar among Twitter users, as it was seen as the company's endorsement of Kessler's beliefs.
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Federer took the court wearing a kilt and Murray sported a tartan hat, much to the approval of the 1,100 people in the crowd. TENNIS ace Roger Federer received the sweetest welcome when he touched down in Scotland today - from Andy Murray's granny.
A story broke earlier today that Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn were sent home from WWE 's Europen tour for disciplinarian reasons . The incident came when Owens and Zayn did do what they were told to do following Zayn's singles match against Kofi Kingston .
Colombian police seize 13 tons of cocaine in massive drug bust
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That naked auto crash in Edmonton was actually a kidnapping
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Colts cornerback Vontae Davis out against Steelers
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Apple sued over dual-camera tech in iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus
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Kentucky posts its highest-ever NCAA graduation rate
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