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'Harry Potter GO’ News, Leaks And Updates: Game Heads For Release By 2017? Niantic, EA Games, Supercell, Sony Among Bidders

Travelers Today       By    JDyan Ordonez

Updated: Nov 28, 2016 08:51 PM EST

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Published on Aug 3, 2016 - A mock-up of what Harry Potter GO might look like. The long wait is said to be over for the certified Potter Heads worldwide as the much-awaited augmented reality game "Harry Potter GO" is rumored to be shaping up.
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Attention to all certified Potter Heads all over the world. Rumor has it that Niantic is on its last stage of developing the latest augmented reality game "Harry Potter GO." With this rumors and speculations swiftly spreading in the gaming circles, fans are now more eager to know exactly when in 2017 will Niantic is going to launch the "Pokemon GO-inspired" game. Is it anytime soon next year or somewhat later part of 2017?

The famous hype over "Harry Potter GO" once again shaped up, since the sneak peek trailer made by Stargaze Media about the game, when Niantic allegedly granted the wishes of 40,000 "Harry Potter" fans who signed the petition named "Accio Harry Potter GO: We Want a Harry Potter Version of Pokemon GO." According to reports by University Herald, Niantic has purportedly acquired the rights for the game app and that the development of the game is now being started. In addition to this, if the popular "Pokemon Go" enables trainers to catch monsters in an augmented-reality setting with the use of the Poke balls and Poke Stops, "Harry Potter Go" is expected to let players be immersed into the world witchcraft, wizardry schools and fantastic beasts.

On the other hand, it seems that the famous game developer Niantic is not the only one interested to develop the mashup between the concept of Pokémon GO and the eminent movie Harry Potter. EA Games, Supercell and Sony are just some of the reported multi-million contract bidders for "Harry Potter Go." The contract for the latest offering for an augment-reality game is still in negotiation. Apparently, the famous Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, and Warner Bros. are currently choosing and in the process of negotiating to whom the license will be given to, as reported by GameNGuide.

As previously reported, the gameplay and features of Harry Potter GO will mostly include a wizardry theme  that has everything to do with the magics of Harry Potter, such as magic sticks, brooms, witchcrafts and items searching. Meanwhile, the latest rumored updates about the Harry Potter GO makes fans ever more excited when Niantic purportedly reveals the names of dangerous creatures or monsters categorized into five which accordingly rated as dangerous by the Regulation and Control for Magical Creatures Department through the website Harry Potter Fan Zone.

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