The company behind Pokemon Go is making a magical Harry Potter game 2 years ago

The company behind Pokemon Go is making a magical Harry Potter game

Merlin's beard!

We're still a little disappointed that we never ended up getting our letter to Hogwarts, but this is definitely close enough for us.

Niantic Inc, the creators of Pokemon GO, confirmed this week that they are working on a new game inspired by the magical Wizarding World created by J.K. Rowling.

Rumours of an augmented reality (AR) game about Harry Potter first began swirling last year, but the company denied them at the time.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be inspired by the company's cult classic game, Ingress, which allowed people to mix the real world and the digital, collecting boosts, defending locations, and exploring their environment.

There aren't many details (or photos) available just yet, but the developer confirmed that it will be another augmented reality game, similar to Pokemon GO.

The description reads:

"Players will learn spells, explore their real world neighborhoods and cities to discover & fight legendary beasts and team up with others to take down powerful enemies."

The company are partnering with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment was well as the development team in San Francisco to create the game.

The companies are uniting under the aptly named Portkey Games to create the enchanting app.

It is expected that more details about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be released at some point in 2018.