Video Games

Katie Leung named as a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit!

Katie and Charu

BAFTA announced their Breakthrough Brits list this week, and "Potter" alumna Katie Leung (Cho Chang) is one of the names on the list, as well as engineer and producer Charu Desodt, who worked on "Wonderbook: Book of Spells". Read More »

RUMOR: “Harry Potter” expansion pack for Sims 4?

Sims 4 Promo

RUMOR! With the Sims 4 scheduled for release this coming fall, a rumor has begun to circle that there will be a "Harry Potter" expansion pack available alongside the new game. This could potentially include the ability for Sims to “study in magic colleges.” Read More »

Dumbledore’s Army takes over Minecraft server

Hogwarts minecraft

Back in July, we reported on a tip regarding a Harry Potter-themed Minecraft server called "Dumbledore's Army." It was due to open in August of 2013 but was pushed forward to December. At the beginning of 2014, we were granted VIP access by the creators and given a tour of the server. It turned out to be both amazing and extensive. Read More »

“Wonderbook: Book of Potions” now available in US!


Great news for those of you who have been waiting to get the new "Wonderbook: Book of Potions" - it is NOW available to buy in the US! Read More »

Competition: Sony hosts Wonderbook sweepstakes!


Sony has announced that they are hosting are Wonderbook sweepstakes, open to US and UK residents, where you can win a PlayStation 3 bundle that includes both Pottermore Wonderbook titles: Book of Spells and Book of Potions. Read More »

New Pottermore at PlayStation Home locations released!

Pottermore at playstation

The Pottermore Insider Blog has been updated to reveal that new locations are now available for the Pottermore at PlayStation Home online environment! According to the trailer, students will now have the opportunity to visit sections of Hogwarts castle including Charms, the Great Hall (where you can witness your own Sorting Ceremony) and your House Common Rooms! Read More »

MuggleNet Exclusive interview with creator of the LEGO Hogwarts set Alice Finch at EMCC


Emerald City Comicon was nothing short of amazing, and at the convention we had the opportunity to catch up with Alice Finch, builder of a LEGO Hogwarts that has recently garnered much attention from the fan community. Alice was kind enough to answer a few lingering questions we had about the structure including a few additions yet to come. Read More »

“Wonderbook: Book of Spells” nominated in Game Innovation 2013 category at BAFTA Game Awards

Potter book of spells

With the BAFTA Games Awards coming up on March 5, nominations have been announced, and Harry Potter is in the running. The PlayStation 3 game that is. J.K. Rowling's interactive Wonderbook: Book of Spells has been nominated in the 'Game Innovation 2013' category. Read More »

‘Wonderbook: Book of Spells’ mini-games available on Pottermore Insider blog


As part of a promotion for the release of the PlayStation 3 game Wonderbook: Book of Spells, out just last week, the Pottermore Insider blog is hosting four mini-games for fans to play. The first game, a short quiz on wizard values, is available to play now, and three other games will be released in the coming weeks: on November 21 you can learn to cast a “Water-Making Spell,” on November 28 you can learn to cast a “Fire-Making Spell,” and on December 5 you can learn to cast a “Revealing Charm.” Book of Spells is an interactive game that lets you feel as if you are learning spells at Hogwarts. Do these mini-games on Pottermore make you any more excited to test it out? Let us know in the comments below! Read More »

Wonderbook: ‘Book of Spells’ available today in the U.S.

Book of Spells

Wonderbook: Book of Spells, featuring new and original writing from J.K. Rowling, is available today in the US and on Friday, November 16 in the UK, as well as in other territories throughout the week. Book of Spells comes to life as you read, allowing you to cast spells with your PlayStation Move Motion Controller, which becomes your own magic wand. In the world of Harry Potter, Miranda Goshawk’s Book of Spells is 200 years old, and is traditionally kept in the Restricted Section of the Hogwarts library. Book of Spells is the first product to result from Sony’s partnership with Pottermore™, a unique online experience from J.K. Rowling built around the Harry Potter books. Wonderbook: Book of Spells is the first title for Wonderbook, the latest addition to the PlayStation experience. Features: Discover the magic. Wonderbook takes augmented reality to spectacular new places with an intuitive and easy to use book. Tilting, rotating, or simply turning the pages bring stories to life all around you like never before. Learn the art of spell-casting. Chapter by chapter, you will be able to read about and practice 20 spells, picking up valuable experiences and lessons along the way – as well ... Read More »

“PocketWarwick” Review: The Davis is doin’ it!

Warwick Pocket Warwick

Last week we told you about a fun new game from the mind of Warwick Davis (Griphook/Professor Flitwick), PocketWarwick, where you have to keep a virtual Warwick Davis alive and help him climb through the ranks of Hollywood. MuggleNet was lucky enough to get an early copy of the game and let me tell you - I had a blast playing it! Read More »

Warwick Davis to release mobile game, “PocketWarwick”


The much beloved Warwick Davis, who portrayed Professor Flitwick & Griphook the goblin, is launching a new mobile game for iOS & Android phones & tablets! The game, which releases in the Apple iTunes store October 25 and GooglePlay in November, is reminiscent of the Tamagotchi games of the mid 90's. Read More »

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces Launch of “Harry Potter for Kinect”


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Eurocom today announced the North American release of Harry Potter for Kinect. Available exclusively on Kinect™ for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the game allows players to join Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger on an extraordinary and magical adventure through Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and beyond. Harry Potter for Kinect gives players the opportunity to play as some of their favorite characters from the Harry Potter series – and, utilizing the face scanning technology available only through Kinect for Xbox 360, the ability to create a wizard or witch character in their likeness, allowing players themselves to become active participants in the game. Using Kinect controller-free and voice recognition technology, players can cast spells at opponents, repel Dementors, battle Death Eaters, duck to avoid the wild branches of the Whomping Willow, swim alongside Grindylows in the lake, and dodge dangerous Bludgers during a Quidditch match. Harry Potter for Kinect, which is based on all eight Harry Potter films, gives players the opportunity to relive some of the movies’s most memorable moments, from being Sorted at Hogwarts to confronting He Who Must Not Be Named in a ... Read More »

“Wonderbook: Book of Spells” brings wizardry to life on Playstation 3

Book of Spells

Wonderbook: Book of Spells is the first title to be published, which uses the innovative new Playstation 3 peripheral and will transform the world around you with the next step in reading and augmented reality gaming. It is also the first product to result from Sony's partnership with Pottermore. Read More »

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a free downloadable demo of Harry Potter for Kinect on Xbox LIVE


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a free downloadable demo of Harry Potter for Kinect on Xbox LIVE. The Kinect camera allows each player to scan in their own face to create a unique witch or wizard to study at Hogwarts and journey through the adventures of the film series. Harry Potter for Kinect is available October 9 exclusively for Xbox 360; rated “E 10+” (suitable for ages 10 and older). Based on all eight Harry Potter films, Harry Potter for Kinect allows players to join Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger as they embark on an unforgettable journey through Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and beyond. Set in the wizarding world, Harry Potter for Kinect lets kids and parents use the simple Kinect body and voice controls to cast spells, interact with professors and students, play Quidditch, battle Death Eaters and more. Players who master their magical skills can take on their opponents in competitive mini-games, or join forces with family and friends in co-op gameplay. The downloadable demo contains a sample of three mini-games: Quidditch Match Seeker, in which players must control a flying broomstick as they attempt to dodge opponents and catch the Golden Snitch during ... Read More »

UK fans to get sneak peek at “Wonderbook: Book of Spells” this weekend


Excited for the upcoming release of Wonderbook: Book of Spells for PlayStation 3? Fans in the UK will get a sneak peek over the August Bank Holiday Weekend (August 25-27) at HMV Oxford Street. Read More »

Creators of “Book of Spells” reveal J.K. Rowling input and relation to Pottermore

Book of Spells

According to a new article, the creators of the "Harry Potter" themed "Wonderbook: Book of Spells", did an incredible job of maintaining the project's secrecy for over two years, including Sony's direct working relationship with author of the "Harry Potter" books, J.K. Rowling. Read More »

Playstation’s “Harry Potter Book of Spells” director provides insight to new JKR content

Book of Spells

As we reported previously, Sony announced at the E3 conference that they are releasing a new Harry Potter Book of Spells for Playstation's new "Wonderbook" technology platform. A new interview has emerged with the director of the SCEE London Studios, Richard Harding, who revealed some of the important new details behind the collaboration with J.K. Rowling and what fans can expect to see with this new Book of Spells product. Read More »

WB Games Looking for Musical Wizard to Feature in Next Harry Potter for Kinect Trailer


WB Games is looking for a musical wizard to create a contemporary, up-beat and inspirational track for their next Harry Potter for Kinect video game trailer. Harry Potter fans are invited to create a high-quality score that captures the unique, magical experience that players will have in the new Harry Potter for Kinect game, scheduled to be released this fall exclusively for the KINECT on Xbox 360. Read More »

Sony announces new “Harry Potter Book of Spells”

Book of Spells

Sony will publish a new book with "Wonderbook" technology that was presented at its E3 conference. "Wonderbook" is an augmented reality platform for Playstation 3 that looks like a very fancy pop-up book. The first book to be published with the technology will be a Harry Potter book of Spells - an interactive spell book that will let the reader flip through the pages and learn spells from the magical world of Harry Potter. Read More »