'Harry Potter' Is Resurfacing - This Fandom Is Getting A New Push

Pokémon Go creator Niantic will release a Harry Potter AR game in 2018

HBO is getting all the 'Harry Potter' movies and you're never leaving your home again

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

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

Pokemon Go, which was released in the summer of 2016, was an instant hit.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is co-developed by Niantic and Portkey Games.

HBO is also hosting its own Harry Potter marathon on New Year's Day, giving fans-as well as some who might need something to watch while nursing a hangover-something to do after ringing in 2018.

"Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" AR game will be an immersive experience inside the wizarding world, where players can learn spells and cast them according to their needs, exploring their real-world neighborhood transformed into a magical location, and fight legendary beasts and dark wizards.

Details on the game are pretty scarce, so it's not clear what the game will involve or what its mechanics will be. The Harry Potter stories have captured imaginations around the globe for more than 20 years. People have been able to rent or buy them from services like Amazon Video and iTunes, but you can Google "Harry Potter streaming" and find a lot of sad news articles and forum posts explaining that no, sorry, you can't watch Goblet of Fire on Netflix.

"If you look at the different major franchises out there, I don't think there are many that could do Pokemon Go justice as a follow-up".

No other information on the game has been made available at this time.

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