Hogwarts Legacy is one of the most anticipated games of the year, especially if you’re a Harry Potter fan. The fantasy world that came from the pen of J.K. Rowling spawned many video games before, but Hogwarts Legacy is certainly the most ambitious project yet. The game was announced in 2020, with an estimated release date set for 2021, but it was later delayed to 2022. After a long time without any new information, the 15-minute gameplay video was finally released, revealing a lot of information and the narrowed release window — Holiday Season 2022.
Every Harry Potter fan dreamed of going to Hogwarts at least once, and this game is probably the closest we’ll ever get in making that dream a reality. Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world video game set on the grounds of the famous Hogwarts castle and the village of Hogsmeade. The player will be able to make his own character and attend the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Although the story begins with you being sorted into one of the Hogwarts houses, you start the game as a student of the fifth year.
The official gameplay video showed that the player will have the freedom of moving around the castle and its surroundings, which will give us a unique experience of exploring the castle like never before. The player will also learn how to do magic, brew potions, attend various classes, and all the other things that have been incorporated into the open-world and RPG elements of the game. The player will also have a choice if he wants to attend Hogwarts with the ambition of becoming a Dark Wizard.
The game is set in the 19th century, long before Harry Potter or Newt Scamander’s time at Hogwarts. Due to that, the professors at Hogwarts will not be the same as those we met in the books or movies, but there will be some familiar faces, like ghosts. As the school year progresses, the weather in the game will also change, so there will be a chance to experience the grounds of Hogwarts during the nice sunny day, and during the cold winter day alike.
Check the official gameplay video down below for more information:
Developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment under its Portkey Games label, Hogwarts Legacy is set to be released during the Holiday Season this year for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch. The exact release date is still TBA, but we cannot wait for pre-orders to start.