Published: Sat, November 11, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

Warner Bros. Sets Up Harry Potter Games Division, Portkey

Warner Bros. Sets Up Harry Potter Games Division, Portkey

There are certain movies that deserve to be watched over and over again, and the entire Harry Potter series falls into this category beautifully.

"We are delighted to welcome the Harry Potter films to our catalog of award-winning original programming and crowd-pleasing theatrical films", Bruce Grivetti, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and President, Film Programming, said in a statement.

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. It has previously developed Lego-branded tie-in titles via its TT Games subsidiary as well partnering with Electronic Arts to create action-adventures that launched alongside the movies. They will all be released under a new label - Portkey Games - so-named because Portkeys transport wizards from place to place in the books.

It's hard to exaggerate the success of Pokémon Go, Niantic's augmented reality game.

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Although details about the game are scarce, Niantic Labs teased the premise in a press release.

Remember the craze of Pokemon Go? The working of the game is same as of Pokemon Go. The game called "Maguss" is now on its early alpha stage, although it was not granted any rights to use the same elements found in the "Harry Potter" universe.

Potter fans will get to cast spells and fight of magical enemies in the AR gameWhat have Niantic said about Harry Potter: Wizard's Unite?

"But I still don't think they will be essential to the experience".

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