The first trailer of the highly anticipated Harry Potter: Wizards Unite of Niantic is now available, and frames the game as they did the first trailers of Pokemon GO. That is, a witch comes out of nowhere, grabs a Golden Snitch that has nothing to do with the Muggle world, and places a poster that is expected only non-Muggles can see before going to unknown lands. Thus, we have our premise; This game will focus on the concept of capturing magical things, at least artifacts and possibly creatures, and dragging them kicking and screaming out of the Muggle world before they have a chance to cause mbadive panic and expose the magical world. It seems that the players will be chosen as wizards and witches who participate in this great hunt, with the ultimate goal of defending the Statute of Secrecy.
Background: Almost nothing is revealed in this trailer, apart from the basic premise. It was already known that this would essentially be Ingress with Potterverse pieces, just like Pokemon GO was essentially Ingress with Pokemon. That, of course, only informs us about the main game loop, which in this case seems to consist of finding magical things on the map, using the tools and spells at your disposal to submit them and send them back to where they belong. So far, the game has made no shortage of publicity, despite the fact that the real details of the game have been extremely scarce. It's not uncommon to hear speculation that this is going to be Pokémon GO with Harry Potter stuff, and on the surface, that's almost inevitably true. Niantic will use the same engine and Ingress mapping data here, just like it did with Pokemon GO. There are many different ways in which Niantic could change things, and some of them have been done in other location-based games, even in those that use Niantic's mapping engine and data. The Walking Dead: Our World, for example, added in action combat. Ghostbusters World, on the other hand, adds a story mode that unites the real world and the fictional world.
Impact: However, Niantic decides to continue with this great proposal in the end, the fact is that Harry Potter fans who thought that Hogwarts Mystery was not enough or that it was too profitable to win, would probably see him as a hawk. In fact, it is no exaggeration to say that Warner Brothers and Portkey Games may be considering this project as a way of badessing how valuable the search is for bringing Potterverse to the mobile space. Previous game efforts in the Harry Potter franchise have been successful, from the wonder of exploring Hogwarts in the first game of the Sony PlayStation to the much maligned games of the Hall of Death on the XBOX 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 consoles Many people said they felt more like shooting games. This puts even greater pressure on Niantic and Portkey Games to make Wizards Unite a huge success. With a proven formula and a good license behind the game, Niantic has the potential for such a hit on your hands.