Veteran Warner Bros Executive Veronika Kwan Vandenberg Steps Down After 30 Years

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Veteran Warner Bros. Pictures executive Veronika Kwan Vandenberg is stepping down as president of international distribution, the studio announced Monday.
She’ll transition to an advisory role before leaving the lot at the end of the year. Her su…

‘Pokemon GO’ Creators to Release Magical ‘Harry Potter’ Augmented Reality Game

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Niantic and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the creators behind “Pokemon GO,” are releasing a new augmented reality mobile game inspired by “Harry Potter.”

In the “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” game, players can go on adventures, learn and cast spells, discover artifacts and encounter legendary beasts and iconic characters from J.K. Rowling’s series as they trot through neighborhoods and cities across the globe.

“At Niantic, our goal is to leverage technology to create real world experiences that help people to discover the wonderful, and often magical parts of the world around them,” John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic, Inc., said in a statement. “The beloved Harry Potter stories have captured imaginations worldwide for more than 20 years and soon we’ll turn the fantasy into augmented reality, allowing fans and their friends to become wizards and witches.”

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“With this game, we are allowing the passionate, worldwide fan base to experience J.K. Rowling’s deeply powerful and imaginative universe in a new, truly immersive way,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

“It is wonderful to have Niantic’s remarkable augmented reality expertise as we develop this incredibly rich wizarding world for players to explore in their everyday lives.”

Additional details will be announced in 2018. For now, you can stay up to date on the game’s website.

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