'Pokemon Go' creator Niantic's Harry Potter game will arrive in 2019

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Think Pokemon Go for the magic-using crowd.

The trailer lasts 31 seconds, and there's quite a lot going on.

Sadly there's no magic spell to make the time fly by faster, but the premise of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite makes it sounds like it's worth the wait. So, to say that it's a big deal that magic is showing up (seemingly) at random in the Muggle world would be an understatement. Harry Potter fans may be well used to mysterious quests and adventures by now, considering how popular the mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery has been. When it first announced the title, Niantic said the game will "pioneer all new technology and gameplay mechanics" and take advantage of its full AR platform. The game will allow players to fully immerse themselves in the wizarding world in an AR experience much like Pokémon Go, making it unlike any other Harry Potter experience out there - and there are a lot. This one has Harry's, Hermoine's, and Ron's wands coming together to form the "A" in "Wizards". Niantic had already stated that the game would include famous characters so an appearance from the Golden Trio seems all but confirmed.

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It should also help deliver improved photography features , such as adjusting camera settings, and faster object recognition. Alternatively, power efficiency can be boosted by up to 40%, while multi-core performance is apparently up to 15% better.

Next year, we'll all be able to carry our obsession with Harry Potter out into the Muggle world like never before. It's possible then, that Newt Scamander could show up in the game too, possibly as part of a tie-in event. But it looks like the game will need a little more time in the cauldron, as its release window has now been put back from 2018 to sometime in 2019.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has delayed its Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Android and iOS game until 2019, according to a post on official Harry Potter news site Pottermore.

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