Niantic Studios, the same studio behind the augmented reality mobile game Pokemon Go, is now making a Harry Potter augmented reality game. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, puts you in the role of a wizard in the world of Harry Potter, letting you wander around and learn magic in the process. By exploring the real world such as your neighborhood or town or city, you can go on various wizarding adventures, learning a variety of spells, encountering magical creatures, and also meeting familiar characters. While there isn’t a lot of other information about the game, hopefully it’ll be better than Pokemon Go, with more content. While Pokemon Go experienced wild popularity when it was first released, a lack of other Pokemon, plus dodgy server connections and unsatisfactory mechanics, caused it to fall by the wayside almost as fast as it rocketed to the top. The Harry Potter universe has a lot of things that can be put into a mobile game, especially since a new Harry Potter film … [Read more...] about Niantic Is Developing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, An Augmented Reality Game
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Warner Bros. Interactive has today released a playable demo of Harry Potter for Kinect via Xbox Live, which lets players use the camera to scan their own faces to create a wizard or witch to study at Hogwarts. The game is based out of all eight Harry Potter movies and asks players to use gestures and voice commands to cast spells, interact with other characters and play mini-games. The downloadable demo contains a sample of three mini-games: Quidditch Match Seeker, in which players must control a flying broomstick as they attempt to dodge opponents and catch the Golden Snitch during a Quidditch match; Journey to the Lestrange Vault, where players must navigate a cart through the dark and dangerous underground caverns of Gringotts bank to reach the vault that houses the Lestrange fortune; and Destroy the Bridge, in which the player must battle Death Eaters while trying to make their way safely across the exploding Hogwarts bridge. Harry Potter for Kinect will see a full … [Read more...] about Harry Potter for Kinect Demo Released
Augmented-reality games seem to be a big hit with the gamers and game developers see a bright future ahead for the new breed of mobile entertainment. The very first augmented-reality game, "Pokemon Go," has been sweeping in tons of profits for Niantic, which has spurred speculations that it is on the process of creating another AR game, "Harry Potter Go." 'Harry Potter Go' Latest News & Update A few months after "Pokemon Go" was first released, speculations about the creation of "Harry Potter Go" caught the attention of J.K. Rowlings popular book and movie franchise. A fan-made demo video of "Harry Potter Go" boosted the popularity of the wizard world's augmented-reality game. J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. and Niantic have reportedly started discussing the possibility of "Harry Potter Go" due to the insistent demand of the fans. These reports remain unconfirmed as of writing, with Niantic posting updates about "Pokemon Go" on their official page. 'Harry Potter Go' Possible Game … [Read more...] about ‘Harry Potter Go’ Release Date, Latest News & Update: Niantic Gets Green Light To Create Game? Eddie Redmayne Joins As Voice Actor?
"Pokemon Go" was phenomenal and players around the world love the game so much. The game did not just brought excitement and happiness to players but it also brought people together and helped businesses earn more profits as their establishments get designated as Pokestops. Definitely, as the result of its immense popularity worldwide, the augmented reality game has a strong fanbase by now. Some of these fans who also love "Harry Potter" have come together recently because they want to ask Niantic Labs to produce a game that would fused "Harry Potter" and "Pokemon Go" together. In their effort to call out the attention of the game developer and get their message across, fans have put up a petition entitled "Accio Harry Potter Go: We Want a Harry Potter Version of Pokemon Go!" As described in the request, the game will be called "Harry Potter Go" and it will involve casting spells and hunt for items that can be used to defeat the villains and beasts that appeared in the "Harry … [Read more...] about ‘Harry Potter Go’ Latest News & Update: Has Niantic Labs Secured Rights to Produce ‘Pokemon Go’ Inspired Game? Is It Already In the Works?
When it was announced that J.K. Rowling would be returning to the Harry Potter universe to pen Newt Scamander's adventures in creating the wizarding textbook (and 2001 Rowling spin-off book) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them , the Pot-heads of the world rejoiced. Well, get ready to rejoice some more, because Mr. Scamander's adventures are coming to the big screen as a trilogy, according to a New York Times report. In an article about Warner Brothers CEO Kevin Tsujihara, the Times dropped a few nuggets about the Fantastic Beasts movies, as well as Tsujihara's recruitment of Rowling to return to the Potter lore. "Since last March, when he won a bitter succession battle to become C.E.O., Mr. Tsujihara, 49, has surprised Hollywood with bold moves that belie his nice-guy demeanor," the article states. "He persuaded J.K. Rowling to expand the Harry Potter movie universe, something most people thought was a nonstarter. "Wherever he learned the skill, his deft touch became … [Read more...] about J.K. Rowling’s New Harry Potter Movies: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ Will Be a Trilogy
Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Rum and Coke. Simon and Garfunkel. Harry Potter and deckbuilding. These are all two great tastes that taste great together, with the latter combination coming together in the form of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, a fun legacy-lite deckbuilding game from USAopoly. While you can’t eat it like you can the others, it will still leave you satisfied if you are a fan of deckbuilding games, and especially if you are a fan of the Harry Potter movies. I suppose you can’t eat Simon and Garfunkel either or, at least, you shouldn’t … anyway, let me tell you about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, and why you’ll probably want to play it rather than eat it.I’m great at analogies.I’m going to (mostly) avoid spoilers in this review, not because I don’t want to spoil the story of Harry Potter, but because a big part of the fun in the game is discovering what each new box adds to the experience. This game is actually … [Read more...] about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle Review – Cistem Aperio!
The Harry Potter novels and films may be done with, but there's at least one more game on the way featuring the coming-of-age mage. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Harry Potter for Kinect, an Xbox 360 game set for release in the fall. As the name states, Harry Potter for Kinect will rely on the Xbox 360's motion-sensing camera peripheral, letting players cast spells using gestures and magic words. Would-be wizards will also be able to use the camera to scan in their faces for use on created characters. The game will follow the story of the films, letting players re-create key scenes in control of Harry, Hermione, and Ron, or their created characters. Before the final showdown with Voldemort, players can choose a house to join at Hogwarts, partake in quidditch matches, and take a break with a few minigames. Harry Potter for Kinect will also feature competitive and cooperative multiplayer action. Although Electronic Arts held the primary license to make … [Read more...] about Harry Potter for Kinect conjured up for fall
If there's one way to stop a box-office slump in Hollywood, it's releasing another installment of a fun-for-all-ages franchise. The Harry Potter movies, based on the J.K. Rowling books, have never had problems filling the seats and selling popcorn. With the inevitable blockbuster movie comes the obligatory blockbuster game based on it. Electronic Arts today announced that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth game based on the wizard wunderkind from the publisher, has gone gold and will ship November 8, four days before the film is released. The game was developed by EA UK and will be available for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PC, Game Boy Advance, and DS. A PSP version is scheduled to arrive in stores later in the month. The Goblet of Fire will follow the storyline of the movie, with Harry being selected as a new competitor in the Triwizard Tournament. Throughout the game, Harry will battle in the Quidditch World Cup, come face-to-face with a dragon, and … [Read more...] about Harry Potter rides broom to factory
As part of this week's PlayStation Store weekly deals, Sony is offering big discounts on Tom Clancy games and Harry Potter movies.Tom Clancy games are discounted by as much as 75 percent, and you don't need a PlayStation Plus membership to enjoy the savings. The only discounted PlayStation 4 game is Rainbow Six Siege, which is available for $39. The Gold Edition, meanwhile, is marked down to $50.Several PlayStation 3 games are marked down, including Rainbow Six Vegas and Rainbow Six Vegas 2, which are going for $5 each. Splinter Cell Blacklist is discounted to $10, while Chaos Theory 3D can be had for $3.74.As for the Harry Potter movie sale, Sony is discounting all eight films to celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Sorceror's Stone, which came out in 2001. There are standard- and high-definition versions available, as well as The Complete Collection for $50.The Tom Clancy and Harry Potter sales end on April 11. Next week's deals will focus on the Lego franchise. Tom Clancy Game … [Read more...] about PSN Sale Discounts Tom Clancy Games, Harry Potter Movies
A new Harry Potter film saga is set to begin next month with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and that spinoff series will now run for five movies instead of three, author J.K. Rowling announced today during a fan event in London.“J.K. Rowling has just confirmed the magic continues in a total of FIVE MOVIES,” the film’s official Twitter account wrote today.Rowling and Warner Bros., which owns the film rights to Harry Potter, announced in September 2013 that they were working on a Fantastic Beasts film series. She described it as “neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world.”The new franchise takes its name from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a book in the Harry Potter universe that Rowling wrote for charity in 2001. It is a compendium of magical creatures, and its fictional author is a scientist named Newt Scamander; in the films, he is a “magizoologist” played by Eddie … [Read more...] about Harry Potter spinoff series Fantastic Beasts will now have five movies