After years of underestimation in the world of video games, the franchise Harry Potter must finally have conformity match the popularity of your universe. Hogwarts Legacy promises to provide everything and more that potters have always dreamed of.
And what was a dream will soon come true. The Harry Potter fan can’t wait to explore the magical world and discover more of the secrets of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, as well as other places like the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade.
With that in mind, we’re going to bring here everything we know about the Hogwarts Legacy. Check it out below!
The official Hogwarts Legacy trailer was released early last year, and it was enough to get a lot of potters excited. However, the most complete video of the game so far has been announced at the State of Play, an event Sony which took place in March 2022, with 15 minutes of gameplay and other exquisite story details.
On the video you can see some of the game mechanics. The player character will learn all the subjects we see in the movies and games, such as defense against the dark arts, spells and herbology, as well as explore other Hogwarts locations.
According to journalist Geoff Keighley, a new “exclusive look” of Hogwarts Legacy will be unveiled during Gamescom 2022 on August 23rd.
Hogwarts Legacy will take place in the 1800s of the HP universe, during a world surrounded by war between goblins and wizards, and the protagonist will enter the castle older, in their fifth year at Hogwarts, as opposed to the tradition of joining at eleven. Inevitably, the question will draw people’s attention, and this will make the plot more mysterious.
According to the game’s official website, the player character “is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to destroy the magical world.” In addition, the main character will be able to manipulate ancient magic that was forgotten and suddenly reappeared. In the meantime, the dark wizards will seek to learn more about this and try to take advantage of the situation.
Set to truly explore Hogwarts and other iconic locations in the wizarding world, Hogwarts Legacy will be an open-world RPG. In addition to the aforementioned castle classes, the player will be able to witness Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley, and the Forbidden Forest, for example. The game will also feature a variety of spells that can be used against enemies, including combos and proximity moves.
The character will develop with the choice of the player, who will be able to choose the genre, appearance, and even the preferred Hogwarts house. It will also be possible to care for, create and use magical creatures – just like Harry, we will be able to fly hippogriffs.
Hogwarts Legacy will also have a “morality system”. This means that the player’s decisions during the course of the game will determine whether their character will turn to the darker side or the more heroic. Many of these choices will be crucial in side quests where we can betray NPCs or make friends.
There won’t be many familiar faces from the original Harry Potter books and films, and Peeves, the Fat Lady, and the ghost of Nearly Headless Nick are some of the few that fans will recognize immediately.
However, Legacy of Hogwarts promises to bring characters who should leave a mark on the wizarding world, such as Professor Eleazar Fig, who will become the protagonist’s mentor of sorts. In addition, we will have the antagonists Ranrok, the leader of the goblin uprising, and Victor Rookwood, the dark wizard and the likely ancestor of Augustus Rookwood, who in the future will become one of Lord Voldemort’s Death Eaters.
- Launches and platforms
Hogwarts Legacy was originally scheduled for release in late 2022 with no set date. However, Warner and Avalanche Software recently announced that the game will release on February 10 next year.
Date predicted for PS4, PS5xbox one, Xbox Series X|S and platforms PRACHA. The game will also come in Nintendo Switchbut with a different date to be revealed soon.