Hogwarts Legacy is an upcoming action role-playing video game developed and released by Avalanche Software, and Warner Bros. Hogwarts Legacy is still in development, and we’ve recently seen gameplay footage of the forthcoming open-world RPG set in the wizarding realm.
Harry Potter and Christmas go together like fish and chips, so the ‘holiday season’ release date for Hogwarts Legacy is about as great as it gets – let’s just hope it doesn’t suffer another delay.
The Unreal Engine powers Interactive Entertainment’s Portkey Games. Based on the Harry Potter book and film series and Fantastic Beasts, the setting is the Wizarding World. The game will be available for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S before the end of 2022.
Hogwarts Legacy Release Date
Warner Bros. Games has announced that the Hogwarts Legacy release date is “Holiday 2022,” albeit this has not been confirmed with absolute certainty.
The game was originally scheduled to be released in 2021, but its release was pushed back to April 2022. Hopefully, the final postponement until the end of the year will be the last, but we are still awaiting a more precise date.
Hogwarts Legacy platforms
Hogwarts Legacy will launch on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, PC, and now also apparently on Nintendo Switch.
Hogwarts Legacy story
In the Hogwarts Legacy tale, you will play as a fully-customizable fifth-year student who arrives late to the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You are also the keeper of an “ancient secret that threatens to rip the wizarding world apart.” You are capable of managing mystifying ancient magic and must assist in discovering why this buried power has unexpectedly resurfaced and who is attempting to wield it.
This story takes place in the late 1800s, several decades before the Hogwarts we know. So, despite the fact that Hogwarts Legacy is not a direct adaptation of the books and films, it will be “rooted in Wizarding World lore”; therefore, Harry, Ron, and Hermione will not appear in this adventure.
In addition to experiencing life as a Hogwarts student, you will “undertake a perilous journey to learn a hidden reality of the wizarding world,” according to Warner Bros. Games. In this brand-new, never-before-told story, produced by developers Portkey Games and Avalanche, there is a frightening adversary to be vanquished.
John Blackburn, general manager of Avalanche’s studio, stated, “It’s an honor to work on such a fantastic series, and the team is committed to producing a real Wizarding World experience that both Harry Potter and RPG fans will appreciate.” The uniqueness of Hogwarts Legacy lies in the fact that it allows players to immerse themselves in a new tale packed with rich characters and, of course, magic.
Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay
Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world single-player RPG with several difficulty and accessibility choices, in which the player attends classes such as Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, and Potions at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Locations from the Harry Potter franchise, such as the Forbidden Forest, Gringotts Wizarding Bank, and Hogsmeade Village, will be explorable, as will areas such as the Hufflepuff common room that have not been seen in previous media. These environments will alter aesthetically to reflect the seasons as you progress through the game.
The player can select their appearance, house, and gender during character creation. Players will be able to alter their character’s voice, physique, and wand. The player will get access to talents, upgrades, and skills as they advance in level. In addition to ambient customization, players will be able to customize the Room of Requirement as they progress through the game.
The player character will learn to cast a variety of magical spells, concoct potions, and perfect combat skills. As they advance, gamers will be able to design their own unique battle style. In combat, things purchased or created can be utilized to damage or hamper foes or to benefit the player. Taming, caring for, and riding mystical creatures will be featured. Dragons, Trolls, Hippogriffs, and Nifflers have been presented as interactable monsters within the game. Some creatures can be utilized in warfare, such as the Mandrake’s ability to shock foes.
A morality system is incorporated into the game. The morality system will take into account a player’s capacity to learn specific spells, such as The Killing Curse (Avada Kedavra). It will be possible for player characters to form friendships with interactable NPCs. As players develop relationships with their classmates, they will become companions that can accompany them on their adventure, enhance their powers, and provide unique dialogue options as they hear their stories.
Will there be Hogwarts Legacy microtransactions?
The absence of microtransactions in Hogwarts Legacy has been confirmed. Chandler Wood, community manager, stated in a tweet(opens in a new tab): “We’ve encountered this question and wish to put the record right. Hogwarts Legacy does not include microtransactions.”
Can I pre-order Hogwarts Legacy?
Indeed, pre-orders have begun for Hogwarts Legacy. You can obtain a copy of the game on its release date this winter from GAME and Argos, among other retailers. We anticipate additional retailers to add product pages as the day approaches.
The next-generation version of Hogwarts Legacy is predicted to cost £69.99 GBP, while the previous-generation version is anticipated to cost £59.99 GBP. The next-generation version will likely have quicker loading times and superior graphics.
What spells and abilities will be in Hogwarts Legacy?
- Accio – The power to pull things towards you.
- Avada Kedavra – A spell that kills!
- Descendo – Lift an object and hit it into the ground.
- Reparo – Restore broken items.
- Stupefy – Stun foes for a short period of time.
- Wingardium Leviosa – Let’s you float!
- Diffindo – Cut things into pieces and rip them apart.
- Lumos – Form a sphere of light to see in the dark.
- Petrificus Totalus – Leaves an opponent immobilised.
- Protego – Forms a shield and deflects spells and weapons sent your way.
- Disillusionment Charm – Want to be cloaked? This is the spell to use.
- Expelliarmus – Disarm your enemy or knocks any object out of the other person’s hands.
- Incendio – Lights an object on fire.
Hogwarts Legacy Trailer
When the first trailer for this game debuted during the PlayStation 5 showcase event, fans of the wizarding realm were ecstatic to see familiar locations. While you wait for the exact Hogwarts Legacy release date to be announced, take a peek at the trailer provided below.