J.K. Rowling reveals plans for possible eighth Harry Potter book!

In a new interview earlier this week,
to promote her new book The Casual Vacancy,
J.K. Rowling openly announced her interest in
possibly writing an eighth Harry Potter book.

On behalf of the fandom as a whole, I believe that
this is an excellent sign, because when
J.K. Rowling says she's interested in writing
something, she usually commits to doing so.

Here was the actual quote:
"Harry Potter truly liberated me in the sense that there's only one reason to write,
for me -- if I genuinely have something I want to say, and I want to publish it,"
she told the BBC. And she added: "Now if I had a fabulous idea that came out of that world -- because I loved writing it -- I'd do it."

This, combined with her saying to Oprah a few months back
that she would be open to the idea to re-visiting the HP world in some form,
are both excellent indicators that, at this rate, we'll likely hear something definitive soon.

Look for The Casual Vacancy in stores now!

PotterMore updates, new content launched!

 In a new update today, PotterMore plans to
launch new, additional virtual chapters from
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,
along with new exclusive HP content from
author J.K. Rowling.

Here is the announcement that was revealed
to those who signed up to be part of PotterMore's
e-mail notification list:

"Discover the next chapters...
We're pleased to announce that the second instalment of
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is now ready.

Fly back to Hogwarts; encounter the Whomping Willow; 
recapture escaped Cornish pixies; attend the Deathday Party and much more…

There's also more exclusive J.K. Rowling content waiting to be discovered."

At the moment, it does not appear that this new content has been yet fully uploaded,
or PotterMore may currently be experiencing tech-releated issues.

Either way, look for a full review of PotterMore's latest update coming soon.

Wonderbook: Book of Spells game coming November 13!

Originally kept somewhat under-the-radar,
the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off video game
Wonderbook: Book of Spells has been
quite active in terms of marketing tactics.

Just within this past week, the release date
was announced publicly: November 13th,
along with the official game cover.
(See left.)

Here is the official game description:

"Book of Spells is the first title for Wonderbook, a unique single-player
virtual reading/entertainment experience exclusive to PlayStation 3.

The latest addition to the PlayStation augmented reality series,
the Wonderbook system combines game software,
and the Wonderbook peripheral (sold together as a Book of Spells bundle,),
along with PlayStation Eye camera and PlayStation Move motion controller
(both sold separately), to bring words to life for readers as never imagined.

The story and interactive activities built into Book of Spells are steeped in the Harry Potter
universe, and are designed to capture the imaginations of new and longtime fans alike. "

Harry Potter for Kinect game demo released exclusively for Xbox 360!

Just yesterday, Microsoft launched the exclusive
demo for the upcoming game
"Harry Potter for Kinect",
which will utilize the Xbox 360's advanced
motion controls available to those who buy the
Kinect add-on hardware.

Here is the official game description,
provided by amazon.com:

"For the first time, create a witch or wizard
character in your likeness that will become
part of the gameplay through Kinect scanning technology.

Experience unforgettable moments from all eight films,
- from having your wand choose you at Ollivanders,
being Sorted as a first-year student at Hogwarts,
and battling You-Know-Who in a climactic wizard battle.

Cast spells at your opponents by performing the proper casting
maneuvers and calling out spell names utilizing Kinect controller-free
and voice recognition capabilities.

Hone your casting, brewing and duelling skills (among others)
in class to unlock even more lessons and challenges

Challenge a friend in competitive mini-games,
or join forces against a mutual opponent in co-op games."

This game will be the first official Harry Potter videogane to not
be based on an individual film, but combine moments from them all.
(LEGO Harry Potter games can be more considered spoofs then adaptions.)

Check out these gameplay pics below to get a glimpse of the game!

Harry Potter Limited Edition Film Book Set coming soon!

Amazon UK has just earlier today unveiled a
new, upcoming Harry Potter book set,
detailing the long journey from books into films.

Collected in five volumes, this new collector's item
features all-new never-been-seen-before material,
plus a replica of the Monster Book of Monsters film prop.

Careful though.
Before you rush through the digital checkout,
pay close attention to the price tag virtually attached.
The Harry Potter Limited Edition Film Book Set
will be offered at the quite hefty price of £552, or $880.00.

For those still interested in buying, here below is the product description:

Worthy of a vault at Gringotts, this amazing limited edition collection features
never-before-published art and text chronicling the making of the Harry Potter films.
The set is limited to just 3,000 copies worldwide.
Five volumes focus on the filmmaking, showing how the team designed
locations, graphics, costumes, creatures, and special effects.

Inside you’ll find a deluxe book of the paintings of Hogwarts along with
a keepsake book chronicling the lasting relationships between cast and crew.

The final volume is a cloth-bound edition of the New York Times Best-seller,
Harry Potter: Page to Screen.

Completing the library is a scale prop replica of The Monster Book of Monsters,
along with a gilded, oversized portfolio with five frame-able prints of concept art.

All of these precious objects are housed in a collectible box
that looks like it came from Diagon Alley.

Arriving at your doorstep with a numbered certificate of authenticity,
this limited edition is the ultimate collectible for any wizard of Muggle.

Product Features:

• A deluxe cloth-covered case, styled to look like a box from a shop in Diagon Alley

• A replica of The Monster Book of Monsters film prop

• A gilded portfolio of five frame-able prints of original Harry Potter concept art.

• A cloth-bound edition of Harry Potter: Page to Screen

• 7 additional volumes detailing the Harry Potter creative team’s
ten years of extensive efforts:

* The Creature Shop Compendium:
Flora and Fauna from the Harry Potter Films

* Environments Envisioned: Building Fantastic Sets
and Scouting Dramatic Locations

* A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints,
and Publications from the Harry Potter Films

* Movie Magic: Practical Props and Exciting Effects

* The Paintings of Hogwarts:
Masterpieces from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Sets

* Ten Years Later: Life on Set with the Harry Potter Cast and Crew

* Wizard Wear and Muggle Attire: Costuming the World of Harry Potter
If you are interested in reading more, you can click on the weblink below
to go visit its amazon.com product page.

Harry Potter: Wizard's Collection released today!

As of today, the long awaited and mysterious
Harry Potter: Wizard's Collection has arrived.

Priced at an unsually high price of $349.99,
the Wizard's Collection is the diehard fan's
dream come true, complete with 31 disks,
combining all eight films, as well as all
previously released special features,
plus hours of all-new never-been-seen-before
special features, including an extended cut
of the conversation between Daniel Radcliffe
and J.K. Rowling, bloopers from the HP film set,
an additional 15 minutes of deleted scenes from the films, plus much, much more.

You can order the Wizard's Collection now through amazon.com

Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 & 2 Ultimate Editions coming to stores this October!

Leaked online by internet retailer amazon.com,
the release dates for the final two Harry Potter
Ultimate Editions have now arrived: October 16th.

The Ultimate Editions are known by HP fans
for their full collection of new exclusive
special features, combined with special features
originally scattered onto various versions
of the films,  and some being only available
on DVDs sold at specific stores.

No covers have been yet revealed for the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 & 2 Ultimate Editions.

These final Ultimate Editions will be released roughly a month and a half
after the release of the Harry Potter: Wizard's Collection Blu-Ray/DVD box set.

We expect that the covers for these two Ultimate Editions
will be revealed sometime during the next few weeks.