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Pottermore In PlayStation Home Today

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+ Posted by Daniel Durnin // Producer, PlayStation Home Platform Group

 

 

Thirteen years after the first book was published, it was announced that J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series would be getting its own free interactive online experience built around the books.

 

Pottermore.com opened to all on April 14th, 2012, allowing fans across the world to delve deeper into the world of Harry Potter, illuminating the stories with a mix of evocative interactive artwork called ‘Moments’, a range of exciting mini-games and over 20,000 new words from the author herself.

 

As well as housing a dedicated social platform, Pottermore became the exclusive online retailer of the Harry Potter eBooks, which until then had never been available.

 

Over the last two years, we’ve been working closely with the Pottermore team to take that unique online experience one step further. Taking inspiration from the Pottermore universe, we have developed fully-realised 3D environments, packed full of mini-games and activities, allowing you to step inside Pottermore in ways never possible before now.

 

That’s right, Pottermore is coming to PlayStation Home.

 

The team here at the London Studio has been working tirelessly to bring a bit of magic into PlayStation Home, and we are so proud to finally reveal it to you.

 

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In our first release, you’ll be entering the world of Harry Potter by taking a trip to Diagon Alley and boarding the Hogwarts Express. You’ll find a multitude of fun things to do:

 

Go head to head with two to four players in Book Herding. Round up a consignment of escaped magical books and return them to their cages before any of the other players. Be careful though, your opponents will be out to stop you, using spells and general craftiness to impede your progress and scatter your books at the most inopportune moments.

 

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Around the Pottermore spaces on PlayStation Home, you may discover hidden collectible Pottermore Trading Cards. You might also gain cards by participating in mini-games. In order to trade these cards with people you will need to have an account on Pottermore.com, have progressed past Chapter Seven of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and have been sorted into one of the four Hogwarts houses (Slytherin, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw). Link your account via our handy Navigator App, and you’re all set! Haggle for doubles and trade for the cards you’re missing at one of our dedicated trading tables. Be the first to complete your collection!

 

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Kit yourself out in a range of Hogwarts house robes and accessories from Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions or Twilfitt and Tatting’s in Diagon Alley. Pick up a friendly companion from the Magical Menagerie or, if it’s owls you love, visit Eeylops and choose your bird from their finest selection.

 

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Approach the slightly dubious character at the end of the Hogwarts Express to gain access to an illicit Wizard’s Duel. Practise your moves and prepare to duel. Jump right in via Quickstart, or develop rivalries and pick your opponents via the Game Lobby.

 

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Pack your Puffskein, board the Hogwarts Express and test your knowledge of the wizarding world with a Pottermore quiz for two to six players. The first to ten correct answers wins. If more than one player gets to ten correct answers at the same time, you’ll enter tiebreaker mode!

 

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We’re really excited to bring you this content, and we hope you enjoy this first venture into the world of Pottermore at PlayStation Home. Believe me, there’s more to come….

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can we link pottermore accounts?

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can we link pottermore accounts?


Yes. Though the only benefit of linking so far is that your trading cards from Pottermore.com show up in Home and you can trade them with others. It also seems that there will be more content available for the website members in the future from the description in the NAV. However, things such as sorted houses don't seem to matter. I just successfully bough Griffindor robes despite being a Hufflepuff on Potttermore.com

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From duelling on the hogwarts express you get cards as well as finding them randomly around
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Thanks for the information

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ck2875 wrote:

vamplestat666 wrote:

can we link pottermore accounts?


Yes. Though the only benefit of linking so far is that your trading cards from Pottermore.com show up in Home and you can trade them with others. It also seems that there will be more content available for the website members in the future from the description in the NAV. However, things such as sorted houses don't seem to matter. I just successfully bough Griffindor robes despite being a Hufflepuff on Potttermore.com


Hey ck2875, Haven't been on Home yet today, so maybe I am missing something that will be clear once I visit the new space.  Can you tell me how to link a pottermore account?

 

Thanks,

Mur

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'playstation home platform group' producer daniel durnin posted the blog. Whos he? Uk dev team?
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MysticMur wrote:

ck2875 wrote:

vamplestat666 wrote:

can we link pottermore accounts?


Yes. Though the only benefit of linking so far is that your trading cards from Pottermore.com show up in Home and you can trade them with others. It also seems that there will be more content available for the website members in the future from the description in the NAV. However, things such as sorted houses don't seem to matter. I just successfully bough Griffindor robes despite being a Hufflepuff on Potttermore.com


Hey ck2875, Haven't been on Home yet today, so maybe I am missing something that will be clear once I visit the new space.  Can you tell me how to link a pottermore account?

 

Thanks,

Mur


When in the Nav, select "Pottermore." This opens up a folder of three tiles: Diagon Alley, Hogwarts Express, and "Link Your Pottermore.com Account." Select the option to link your account and it will bring up a box to input your pottermore.com username and password.

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ck2875 wrote:

MysticMur wrote:

ck2875 wrote:

vamplestat666 wrote:

can we link pottermore accounts?


Yes. Though the only benefit of linking so far is that your trading cards from Pottermore.com show up in Home and you can trade them with others. It also seems that there will be more content available for the website members in the future from the description in the NAV. However, things such as sorted houses don't seem to matter. I just successfully bough Griffindor robes despite being a Hufflepuff on Potttermore.com


Hey ck2875, Haven't been on Home yet today, so maybe I am missing something that will be clear once I visit the new space.  Can you tell me how to link a pottermore account?

 

Thanks,

Mur


When in the Nav, select "Pottermore." This opens up a folder of three tiles: Diagon Alley, Hogwarts Express, and "Link Your Pottermore.com Account." Select the option to link your account and it will bring up a box to input your pottermore.com username and password.


Appreciate the information. I was looking for a link on pottermore.com to enter my Sony account information. Now I get it. Smiley LOL

Thanks again, Mur

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