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Niantic opens name reservations for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

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The creators of Pokemon Go are letting players transfer their current usernames

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After the success of Pokémon Go, Niantic Labs is forging into a new franchise with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The developer won’t release the J.K. Rowling-inspired game until this summer, but Niantic is now letting existing Pokémon Go and Ingress players reserve their usernames to carry over to Wizards Unite.

Players looking to maintain their current user names can head over to this website. After entering their login credentials for either Pokémon Go or Ingress, users can select to carry that same info over to the new game. This will work for both Android and iOS players.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will utilize similar GPS tracking and augmented reality systems that Pokémon Go features, but with different gameplay mechanics and, ya know, wizards. We haven’t had a chance to play ourselves but several gameplay videos and screenshots have been released, giving a sense of what to expect:

Niantic is planning a summer release date for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. We’ll have more info about the game as that date nears.