Very few games could hope to dethrone Pokémon GO, but Harry Potter Wizards Unite just might. The upcoming smartphone game has all the raw ingredients an exciting title needs. We just hope these five things are in it too.
Harry Potter Wizards Unite is an upcoming augmented reality game from Niantic Labs and Warner Brothers Interactive. According to the two companies, Harry Potter Wizards Unite will work somewhat like Pokémon GO. Advancing in the game will require you to explore the world around you, at least. You can expect creatures, plus artifacts and characters from the books and movies to make appearances in the title.
Those are the only details we have so far, but they’re enough to get us excited about Wizards Unite and all the cool things that Niantic could do with the franchise. This game won’t be a success if its developers can’t come up with new ideas for existing systems in Pokémon GO. Niantic will also need to bring all the augmented reality ideas it used in its previous games to the Harry Potter franchise in a way that connects with players.
Here are the things we hope are in Harry Potter Wizards Unite when it launches sometime in 2018.
What We Want in Harry Potter Wizards Unite
- Hogwarts Houses as Teams
- Battles With Death Eaters
- A Story That Matters
- All the Best Magical Creatures
- A Natural Way to Cast Spells
Hogwarts Houses as Teams
If Harry Potter Wizards Unite follows that same rough gameplay design as Pokémon GO, Niantic will need to sort players into different teams. They should use the Hogwarts Houses instead of creating their own.
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Harry Potter Wizards Unite should use Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor and Slytherin as its factions because they already have established fanbases that love them because of what they stand for. If the company wants to take this a step further, it can take choice away from players and use an in-game version of the Hogwarts Sorting Hat to place each player in a house based on their answers to questions.