Harry Potter e-books and digital audiobooks now available in more languages

Harry Potter e-books are now available in more languages.

Harry Potter e-books are now available in more languages.

Updated September 7, 2013.

The Pottermore Insider has announced that Harry Potter e-books are now available in Danish, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese and Swedish, and Brazillian Portuguese as previously reported.

The full collection of digital audiobooks are also now available in Danish, Dutch and Polish, and the first two stories are available in Portuguese (Brazil).

The new translations can be purchased at the Pottermore Shop, the exclusive home of Harry Potter e-books, at shop.pottermore.com.

Click here to purchase the Harry Potter e-books for 10% off at the Pottermore Shop.

In relation, Pottermore at PlayStation Home is now updated with release 3. This new release brings more capabilities to the game; explore the Hogwarts library, step inside the Forbidden Forest, and indulge in a game of Wizard Chess. Find out more here.

Thanks to Corneel/ QuillDust17201 for the tip.

Image courtesy of Pottermore.

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Explore the Hogwarts Library and step inside the Forbidden Forest on Pottermore for PlayStation Home

Play Wizard Chess on Pottermore at PlayStation Home

Play Wizard Chess on Pottermore at PlayStation Home

PlayStation Home has added new locations and capabilities to Pottermore at PlayStation Home, including the Hogwarts Library and the Forbidden Forest, in its third update of the game.

The new areas are advertised in a trailer released by Sony; “Seek out and piece together hidden pages of text in the library” or “Battle against your opponent in Wizard Chess”, as shown and presented in the preview. All the new games seem like a lot of fun, so if you have a PlayStation, be sure to download Pottermore at PlayStation Home. You can watch the new trailer right here.

The official Sony blog writes:

If it were up to you, if there was a single ‘something new’ to be built within the world of Pottermore at PlayStation Home, what would you choose? Would you like to read a book in the majestic Hogwarts library? Fly on a broomstick? Enter the treacherous Forbidden Forest? Brave an underground chessboard chamber for a giant game of wizard chess? Luckily, you won’t need to choose because we’ve gone ahead and built the lot!

As we said before, this is a lot like a Harry Potter MMoRPG, and probably the closest you’re going to get to one. You need a PlayStation 3 console and to have downloaded PlayStation Home to play Pottermore.

Thanks to AlphaZone 4 and the PlayStation community forum for finding this. We’re expect the Insider will be announcing this soon, too.

Image courtesy of Sony.

Pottermore on PlayStation Home adds new Hogwarts locations

Hufflepuff Common Room on Pottermore on PS Home.

Hufflepuff Common Room on Pottermore on PS Home.

The Pottermore Insider has announced the release of new locations on Pottermore on PlayStation Home.

With this release, users can explore Hogwarts, and all that entails with it. According to the Insider, if you’ve been sorted into one of the four Hogwarts houses on Pottermore.com and you’ve linked your account with your PSN ID, “you can now step inside the Great Hall where you will be able view your own Sorting Ceremony beneath the enchanted ceiling and floating candles.” Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?!

Along with this, users can now enter their House Common Rooms and meet and socialize with other members of their house. A new mini-game has also been introduced; with Charms, players can “master the art of levitation”. In the game, players will “levitate a feather and guide it through maze after maze of enchanted obstacles.” You have to beat the clock for maximum points!

Finally, users can now purchase their very own house in Hogsmeade and choose from a wide collection of furniture items to decorate their “wizarding abode” in their own unique way. Unfortunately, these items have to be purchased with Muggle money, not galleons (no word on any exact prices just yet).

These all sound like very fun new features, and we hope players enjoy!

What do you think about the new capabilities? Do you play Pottermore on PlayStation Home? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below.

Pottermore at PlayStation Home now available

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Explore Diagon Alley on Pottermore at PlayStation Home.

As previously reported, through the partnership between Sony and Pottermore, Pottermore would be available on PlayStation Home, PlayStation® 3’s “free virtual 3D gaming platform.” Today the Pottermore Insider announced that the interactive online experience is now available to play at PlayStation Home.

From the Insider post:

We’re very excited to announce that Pottermore at PlayStation Home is now available, so you can step inside Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Express as your own customisable avatar.

You will also be able to enjoy four exclusive mini-games. Aboard the Hogwarts Express, approach the shady looking character at the end of the train carriage to take part in an illicit Wizard’s Duel.

Enter into one of the compartments and challenge your friends to a Pottermore quiz to test your knowledge.

As well as this, you can collect and share Pottermore Trading Cards throughout Pottermore at PlayStation Home, and round up enchanted books in the Book Herding mini-game.

You can see pictures of all these in action and a trailer for the game on the Insider.

Pottermore also reiterated what they said in their announcement post, in that they have two separate teams working on the experience for PlayStation Home and the online experience at Pottermore.com. They also discussed the future of the game by saying, “This experience will evolve over time to include more locations, new purchasable items and additional mini-games. As usual, you’ll be the first to know about any updates here on the Insider.

Will you be using Pottermore on PlayStation Home? Have you tried it out already today? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Press Release: Pottermore Extends into Social Gaming Platform Playstation Home

The following is the press release announcing the extension of Pottermore into the social gaming platform Playstation Home.

POTTERMORE EXTENDS INTO SOCIAL GAMING PLATFORM PLAYSTATION®HOME

Pottermore from J.K. Rowling is delighted to announce a new way to experience more from the world of Harry Potter™, in the shape of Pottermore at PlayStation Home – Sony’s unique online gaming community for PlayStation 3. Pottermore’s latest innovation enables fans to step inside some of the most well-known locations from the Harry Potter stories and explore them as an avatar.

The first release of Pottermore at PlayStation Home, in April, will enable users to actually step inside Diagon Alley™ and board the Hogwarts™ Express. In these environments, they can experience the mayhem of Book Herding, test their knowledge with a Pottermore quiz, share and collect Pottermore Trading Cards, and take part in an illicit Wizard’s Duel in a re-working of the popular Pottermore.com mini-game. To immerse their avatar even more in the experience, users can purchase a companion from a choice of 14 owls, cats and toads, and shop for outfits from house robes to more casual wizard attire. For those who wish to link their Pottermore.com account with their PlayStation Network ID, additional interactive content and spaces will be accessible.

Pottermore and the development team at Sony have worked incredibly closely on this latest collaboration to ensure that the beautifully illustrated Moments on Pottermore.com were authentically transitioned into the virtual 3D gaming platform.

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. Following the successful launch of Wonderbook: Book of Spells, this is another example of the creative collaborations Pottermore is developing to bring the world of Harry Potter even more ingeniously to life.”

The Pottermore Insider has also released a trailer for the game. You can view it here. Read the full Insider announcement here.