Congratulations to Rachel Whetzel, the winner of the Harry Potter & Wii Console Giveaway! This contest is over but stay tuned for more great giveaways and promotions.

Dear readers, we have an exciting contest announcement: We will be giving away a Nintendo Wii console and one copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ the Video Game (for Wii)! A synopsis of the game, game features for the Wii version, and the contest rules can be found below.

For starters, please sign up for the Harry Potter video game newsletter here:

Once you've done that, a little sleuthing will be required on your part. Visit the official site for the game Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix here: Visit the Story Overview section of that site and find the following answers:

1. What year of study is Harry entering at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?

2. Who has been appointed as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher?

3. What is the name of the secret group of students rallied by Harry Potter to defend itself against the Dark Arts?

Once you have these three answers, email them along with your full contact information (name, email, mailing address) to Submissions will be accepted until 5pm PST on Friday June 29th, 2007. One lucky winner will be picked at random to receive both the Nintendo Wii console and a free copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ the Video Game for the Wii platform. Good luck!

Game Synopsis

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns to Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about the teenager’s recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort. Fearing that Hogwarts’ venerable Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about Voldemort’s return in order to undermine his power and take his job, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, appoints a new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students. But the new professor's Ministry-approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to defend themselves against the dark forces threatening them and the entire wizarding community, so at the prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron, Harry takes matters into his own hands. Meeting secretly with a small group of students, Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.

Game Features

  • Discover the real Hogwarts - Use the Nintendo Wii Remote to put a wand in your hand and truly cast spells. Explore the Hogwarts from the movie and discover its magical secrets. Talk to the portraits, complete their mission and gain passwords for shortcuts around Hogwarts. The player can interact with everything, gain discovery points and unlock secrets in the Room of Rewards.

  • Recruit an Army - Find and recruit the members of Harry's team. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’s non-linear gameplay allow the player to choose where they go, what they do and when they do it, in Hogwarts.

  • Go to Hogwarts classes - Complete side-missions for teachers and attend Herbology, Charms, Transfiguration and Potion’s classes to earn O.W.L. grades. Achieving “Outstanding” opens secret areas of the castle!!
  • Play Wizard Games - Compete in Exploding Snap, Gobstones and Wizard Chess leagues throughout Hogwarts and beat the best from each house using unique Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls.

  • Experience the movie in the game - Play the key moments from movie from the Dementor Attack in Little Whinging to the ferocious battles at the Ministry of Magic. Experience the most authentic-to-the-movie game experience in Harry Potter history: the castle is built from movie blueprints and on-set reference; the actors are head scanned and use their real voices; we have licensed the key Harry Potter music theme.

  • Play other characters - Fly Fred and George out of Hogwarts as they escape Umbridge’s regime. Protect Harry as Sirius Black as you confront Bellatrix and Lucius Malfoy in the Ministry of Magic. Play Dumbledore in his momentous final confrontation with Voldemort.

Contest Rules

  1. The contest is open to the general public. Identification must be produced on request. Employees of, its contest sponsor, advertising and promotional agencies and their respective affiliates and associates and such employees' immediate family members and persons with whom such employees are domiciled are excluded from this contest.

  2. The prize is not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded.

  3. Decisions of the contest judges are final - no substitutions will be available.

  4. In accepting the prize, the winner, and any guest(s), acknowledges that may not be held liable for any loss, damages or injury associated with accepting or using this prize(s).

  5. This contest is subject to all federal and municipal laws.

  6. reserves the right to withdraw or terminate this contest at any time without prior notice.

  7. One entry per person.