– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Niantic Labs, the video game developer behind last year’s hit Pokémon Go, is working on another similar game — one that’s likely to be just as much of a hit.

According to TechCrunch, they are developing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Similar to Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is set to be an augmented reality game — meaning that it will also be utilizing the real world for gameplay.

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Details for the game are limited, but like Pokémon Go, it’s likely we can expect very similar gameplay, with players being allowed to roam the real world in search of power-ups, items, and perhaps creatures. We wouldn’t be surprised if the game was pretty much a similar experience with a different skin and a modified overall game mechanic.

Regardless of what the game ends up being, if it has the same charm and addictive nature of Pokémon Go, we’re looking at another big hit here. Harry Potter fans are some of the most rabid out there, and an opportunity to actually pretend to live in the Wizarding World is one few would pass up.

The game is set to hit next year at an unspecified time, but we wouldn’t be surprised for Fall release, in conjunction with Fantastic Beasts 2, but we’ll have to wait and see.

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SOURCE: TechCrunch

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.