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A new 'Harry Potter' adventure will hit Google's VR platform

Use the controller as a wand in the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Daydream experience.
Jessica Conditt, @JessConditt
October 4, 2016
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One of the first pieces of content to launch on Google's new Daydream mobile VR platform expands on the most popular and fantastical multimedia franchise in modern history. A VR experience built around Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a new film in the Harry Potter universe, is heading to Daydream. Google only teased the experience on-stage at its "Made by Google" event today, but it dropped one crucial piece of information: Players will be able to use the Daydream controller as a wand in the game.

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The Daydream controller functions similarly to Nintendo's Wii remote: It's a slim, motion-tracking stick with a few buttons. Basically, it's a great stand-in for an actual magical wand (just don't tell Ollivander).

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them lands in theaters in November. Coincidentally, Daydream headsets cost $80 and start shipping in November. Google's new Pixel phones, which are Daydream-ready, are available to pre-order today starting at $650.

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