Yesterday we had a look at the game that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite should be copying. Today I thought we'd do something a little more traditional and look at all of the information we have about the game thus far. Sometimes, you just need to write the things that people actually want to read, I suppose.
So here we go. I've rounded up the little slithers of info that have come out so far. And as and when we get more stuff, I'll make sure to update this little guide so that you're all the first to know what's going down.
Oh, and make sure you check out what our sister site Pocket Gamer has to say about the new game as well. It's always got the hottest takes and the neatest sentence formation. And some of the writers are pretty cool, I suppose.
What is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?
It's the next game that Niantic is working on. That's Niantic who made the really rather excellent Pokemon GO. You might have heard of it. It's also being worked on by Portkey Games, which is set to handle all of Warner Brothers' HP games moving forward.
We don't know exactly what shape it's going to take, but we do know that it's going to be another AR game. For the uninitiated that's augmented reality. Essentially it means you're going to hold your phone up and see things through your camera that aren't there in real life.
When is it coming out?
No idea. Our best guess is that it's going to be released sometime late in 2018. Why do we think that? Because there's another Fantastic Beasts film coming out in late 2018, and we'd be surprised if WB didn't want to tie in with that in some way.
What's it coming out for?
It's going to be coming out on iOS and Android, just like Pokemon GO did. We've got no idea how new a device you're going to need to play it, since it's a year away. Pokemon GO however did play on older devices, and we imagine that WB is going to want as many people as possible to play this one as well. While AR kit is cool, it's limited to some of the newest devices. Maybe we'll see extra bits and bobs for the newest iPhones.
What am I going to do in the game?
Er, we're not really sure. According to the game's website you'll “explore real-world neighbourhoods and cities to discover mysterious artifacts, learn to cast spells, and encounter legendary beasts and iconic characters along the way.” But what shape all of that is going to take we don't know.