J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore coming to PS Home

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced that in April 2013, Pottermore from J.K. Rowling will be coming to PlayStation Home, the unique free online gaming community where you can play, socialise with thousands of gamers from around the world and discover new PlayStation experiences.

Pottermore from J.K. Rowling will be coming to PlayStation Home (image: PlayStation)

Pottermore at PlayStation Home enables users to step inside a unique 3D environment based on a selection of beautifully illustrated moments from Pottermore.com, bringing to life key locations from the Harry Potter stories.

For the complete experience, users will be able to access additional interactive content and spaces by linking their PSN ID with their Pottermore.com account.

The first release in April will allow users to step inside Diagon Alley™ and board the Hogwarts™ Express, where they can experience those environments first-hand, communicate with friends and play four new exciting mini-games: users can experience the mayhem of Book Herding, test their knowledge in a Pottermore quiz, share and collect Pottermore Trading Cards, and take part in an illicit Wizard’s Duel. Additionally, users will be able to purchase a companion from a selection of 14 owls, cats and toads, and dress their avatar in a wide variety of clothing options, from uniforms and house robes to more casual wizard outfits.

On the collaboration between Pottermore and Sony, Charlie Redmayne, CEO of Pottermore, comments: “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”.

Make yourself at Home in Sony Entertainment Network’s free 3D gaming community. Whether you like action, adventure, sport, or casual games, PlayStation®Home has it all. Customise your world by personalising your avatar and apartments with thousands of reward and purchasable items. Join hundreds of thousands of gamers about the world, all you need is an SEN account and you can sign in right under the PlayStation Network tab on your PS3 system’s XMB Menu absolutely free.

Staff writer