Pottermore and Sony to Launch New Gaming ExperienceBy
After the success of JK Rowling’s interactive fan site Pottermore, based on the internationally bestselling books about the wizarding world of Harry Potter, and its collaboration with Sony to create an interactive video game for the Playstation system called Wonderbook: Book of Spells, Pottermore’s team is once again building a gaming experience for diehard fans.
Launching with two online experiences that allow users to enter Harry’s world as avatars and go exploring, the Pottermore creation for Playstation Home will take participants exploring through the famed wizard market of Diagon Alley and for a ride on the mysterious Hogwarts Express, the train that carries young wizards to the secret school. Apart from taking users into Harry’s world, the Pottermore and Sony partnership will also invite players to participate in mini-games, quizzes, and more.
“Pottermore reaches across multiple digital platforms, and Sony’s partnership has allowed us to forge this exciting connection with PlayStation Home, creating the most immersive experience possible within that space and giving users wonderful new ways to explore locations from the Harry Potter stories,” said Pottermore CEO Charlie Redmayne on the Pottermore Insider blog. “Following the successful launch of Wonderbook: Book of Spells [also with Sony], this is another example of the creative collaborations Pottermore is developing to bring the world of Harry Potter even more ingeniously to life.”
Launching next month, the game will also allow existing Pottermore users to link their online accounts to the game for the chance to see all new features and discover new twists in both the game and the website.