Niantic’s Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Gets Delayed to 2019

Pottermore Reveals New Logo for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

The upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite mobile game from Pokemon Go developer Niantic has been pushed back to some time next year, it was announced Tuesday. It was originally slated to be released in 2018.

Pottermore, the official digital publisher of everything Harry Potter, made the announcement yesterday but also revealed the logo for the game in the same post. While it might seem a bit underwhelming at first, Pottermore did point out that the three wands that make up the letter ‘A’ in the word ‘Wizards’ actually belong to the Hogwarts trio, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger. The wands are coming together in a burst of light, which suggests players will be able to work together to dole out some cool spells.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Pottermore said the silver lettering is purposefully scuffed “almost as if a ‘fantastic beast’ might have been trying to attack it.” The ‘S’ in ‘Wizards’ also looks similar to the ‘S’ in the Fantastic Beats movie. According to Pottermore, they believe the game will infuse elements from both Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter.

Wizards Unite will be the second Potter game to be released under the new Portkey Games label. While the first game — Harry Potter: Hogwarts History — is a solo-based RPG of sorts, Wizards Unite will be similar to Niantic’s previous efforts, Ingress and Pokemon Go.

In its original announcement a year ago, Niantic confirmed the use of AR (augmented reality) in the game. “By exploring real-world neighborhoods and cities across the globe, players will go on adventures, learn and cast spells, discover mysterious artifacts, and encounter legendary beasts and iconic characters.”

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