Dragons are coming! Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival is fast approaching, and Niantic and WB Games have shared more tantalising details about what to expect during the event at White River State Park in Indianapolis on 31st August and 1st September. Set to be an incredible adventure, the first official real-world event for the hit AR mobile game will have players discovering Dragons for the first time ever while participating in a unique Special Task to be unveiled at the event. Attendees will be able to experience magical artefacts and creatures and relax with friends at themed lounges within the park.
Fans can purchase tickets for the Fan Festival taking place in Indianapolis this Labour Day weekend, within the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite app.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival will bring a unique real-world experience to fans of the popular AR wizarding game. Players who attend the event on either 31st August or 1st September will encounter a number of real-world landmarks and locations that are tied directly into the gameplay experience, including:
- Dragons Arrive in Indianapolis – Players will experience all-new, fire breathing Oddities… Dragons! Attendees will have the opportunity to encounter all of them in a single location for the first time ever, and after the event, these Dragons will fly off to their regions around the world.
- The Threat Clock and Fan Festival Special Assignments – A series of Special Assignments will be available at the Fan Festival. Attendees will need to keep an eye on the Threat Clock throughout the day because when the hands reach a state of emergency, who knows what will happen next.
- A Fully Interactive Experience – Magic will be all-around at Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival, complete with a real-life Threat Clock, themed lounges and even creatures throughout the White River State Park. Players will be able to kick their feet up and plant themselves at the Greenhouse, a lounge area where participants can recharge their phones and test their knowledge of ingredients, potions and more for a chance to win prizes. Players may also come across Dragon and Acromantula Eggs scattered around the park. In addition, Landmark Flags will be brought to life around the park to help players navigate their way to find nearby Foundables, artefacts, creatures, and plenty more activations to interact with and take photos of.
- Partner Activations with AT&T and Simon Properties – Players at the event will have access to exclusive offers and discounts from our U.S. launch partners AT&T and Simon. Visit the AT&T Experience for a special in-game item, the perfect picture with a giant inflatable Niffler, exclusive offers and other themed activities while playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. For even more excitement, players can stop by Simon’s booth to pick up an exclusive voucher for a $10 Simon Gift Card, redeemable at any Simon location in the Indianapolis area, as well as the chance to enter for a $10,000 shopping spree sweepstakes.
Additional information on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival can be found HERE.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is co-published and co-developed by Niantic, Inc. and WB Games under the Portkey Games label. The innovative AR game is built on the Niantic Real World Platform and created using the game design and content creation expertise of WB Games San Francisco. As new recruits of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force, players will investigate the chaotic magical activity that is leaking into the Muggle world and work together to solve the mystery of this Calamity. Players will be able to explore their real-world neighbourhoods and cities to discover mysterious artefacts, cast spells, and encounter fantastic beasts and iconic characters along the way.
For more information about the first-ever Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival and how fans can enter the drawing for a chance to buy tickets, please visit www.harrypotterwizardsunite.com/fanfestival.
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