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Cricket Wireless Brings the Magic of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite™ to Cricket Wireless Locations Across the U.S.
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Cricket Wireless announced today collaborations with Niantic, Inc. and WB Games to integrate special real-world activations in the augmented reality mobile game, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite™, across nearly 5,000 retail locations around the United States.

 

Wizards and witches playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be able to earn additional rewards and encounter more foes at Fortresses placed at Cricket Wireless retail stores. All Cricket sponsored Fortresses will give players more Experience Points than any other non-sponsored location in the U.S.

 

For a limited time, beginning July 22, customers activating a new line of service online with Cricket will have the opportunity to receive up to $50 worth of in-game items. This special bundle includes an in-game McGonagall Hat that is exclusive to Cricket Wireless for the next three months.1

 

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is an augmented reality (AR) real-world mobile game co-developed and co-published by Niantic, Inc. and WB Games under the Portkey Games label. The game is now available on the App Store, Google Play, and Samsung Galaxy Store in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, as well as many other countries.

 

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite 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 neighborhoods and cities to discover mysterious artifacts, cast spells, and encounter fantastic beasts and iconic characters along the way.

 

To stay up to date on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, please visit www.harrypotterwizardsunite.com to receive the latest information about the game, and follow the game on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 

About Cricket Wireless
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* Based on overall coverage in U.S. licensed areas. Coverage not avail. everywhere.

 

About Niantic, Inc.

Niantic, Inc., is the world’s leading Augmented Reality and mobile real-world company, building engaging applications that merge cutting-edge technology with gaming experiences that foster exploration, discovery, and social interaction. Originally incubated within Google, Niantic spun out in 2015 with investments from Google, The Pokémon Company, and Nintendo. The company closed $245 million in Series C funding in January 2019 from IVP, aXiomatic Gaming, Battery Ventures, Causeway Media Partners, CRV and Samsung Ventures. Prior financing includes $200 million in 2017 from Spark Capital, Founders Fund, Meritech, Javelin Venture Partners, You & Mr. Jones and NetEase, Inc, and a follow-onfrom Alsop Louie Partners. The company’s immersive Real World Platform powers the ground-breaking AR games Pokémon GO, Ingress and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (co-developed with WB Games). For more information on Niantic, visit www.nianticlabs.com.   

 

About Portkey Games

Portkey Games, from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, is the games label dedicated to creating new Wizarding World mobile and video game experiences that place the player at the center of their own adventure, inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories.  Portkey Games offers players the opportunity to make their own narrative choices and engage with the Wizarding World setting to create new and unique experiences.  The label was created to bring gamers and fans new gaming experiences that allow them to delve into the magic of the Wizarding World in immersive ways where they can define their own Wizarding World story.

 

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third-party game titles.

 

HARRY POTTER: WIZARDS UNITE software © 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Co-Developed by WB Games San Francisco and Niantic, Inc. WIZARDING WORLD, HARRY POTTER and FANTASTIC BEASTS Publishing Rights © J.K. Rowling. PORTKEY GAMES, HARRY POTTER: WIZARDS UNITE, WIZARDING WORLD, HARRY POTTER and FANTASTIC BEASTS characters, names and related indicia © and ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. © Niantic, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

WB GAMES LOGO, WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

 

 

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1Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Offer: Limited time. Excludes upgrades. Requires Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game download (data rates may apply) and account setup. Enter code WIZARD at cricketwireless.com checkout and you will receive an SMS message with a one-time use, unique code and a link to a redemption webpage. Follow SMS and webpage instructions to redeem your in-game items. Unique code expires 90 days from send date. In-game items are nontransferable, have no cash value, and can only be used in the Harry Potter Wizards Unite video game. See https://www.cricketwireless.com/wizard for item list. Limits: One code per new line activation. May not be combinable with certain offers, discounts, or credits. General: Phone may be restricted to Cricket svc during first 6 months after activation.  By activating/using svc, you agree to Cricket Terms of Service (cricketwireless.com/terms). Svc good for 30 days and is subject to Cricket network management policies, see cricketwireless.com/mobile broadband for details. Device Return: w/in 7 days of receiving shipment (up to $25 fee may apply; see cricketwireless.com/fees for details). Pricing, terms, & other restr's subject to change and may be modified or terminated at any time without notice.  Coverage & svc not avail. everywhere.  See cricketwireless.com for details.  © 2019 Cricket Wireless LLC. All rights reserved.

 

Must activ. new line on min. $25/mo. plan [using code WIZARD]. 1st mo. svc charge & tax due at sale. While supplies last. Online only. Redemption req’d. Usage & add’l restr’s apply. See offer details.