Soon, we would be getting the Hogwarts legacy, but those that would be playing the game on much older consoles would be required to wait a while longer. Those that are playing the game on the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC would be playing in February, and with what is already out there about the game, they would be having a lot of fun.
Over the past few months, WB games have given the audience a fair bit of the Hogwarts Legacy. We know that players would be required to take on the role of a student at Hogwarts, in their fifth year of teaching. Classes, Spell battles, and a central mystery would all be on the cards, as the players get to find their way around a fully realized environment.
Hogwarts Legacy Release Date
Finally, a Hogwarts Legacy release date has been revealed finally. It would be heading to the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC, and PS5 on February 10, 2023.
But unfortunately, the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game were delayed, these versions would be made available on April 4, 2023.
Although we would be getting a Nintendo Switch release date, you would be required to wait till July 25, 2023. When Hogwarts Legacy first leaked, Bloomberg, reported that it would be arriving on next-gen consoles in 2021.
However, the 2021 start got an official delay to 2022, as publisher Portkey Games confirmed that more time was required to get the game in tip-top shape. As of August 2022, this was pushed a bit further forward to the current release date with the developer stating on Twitter that it requires “a little more time to deliver the best possible game experience.”
Hogwarts Legacy Trailers
Gameplay Showcase 2
As of December 13, 2022, Avalanche showed off another gameplay showcase for the Hogwarts Legacy. In it, the players were offered a first look at unforgivable curses that includes the Avada Kedavra. The Dark Arts Battle Arena Looks to be locked to the Deluxe Edition of the game, and it allows the players to test out spells early. Check out the Trailer Here.
Gameplay Showcase Trailer
The official Hogwarts Legacy Twitter account announced a gameplay showcase for the game earlier on Friday, November 11, 2022. Check out the Trailer here.
Next-Gen Immersion Trailer
A new trailer that came from PlayStation is offering us some glimpses of Hogwarts Legacy in action while detailing all of the ways that the game really takes advantage of the PlayStation 5 hardware in other to increase player immersion. The game supports Dualsense, 3D audio, and 4k Visuals. Check out the Trailer Here.
Hogwarts Legacy Storyline
The Hogwarts Legacy is an RPG that is set in a huge, open world. Talking you all the way to the wizarding world of the 1800s, Hogwarts Legacy is working on some distance between itself and familiarity of the books and films but the fans of the Harry Potter series have been assured that the game would be “firmly rooted in the Harry Potter universe”. The developer stated that it aims at “chart new territory by creating fresh ways for fans to immerse themselves in the wizarding world”.
The game has an original storyline that characters would get to run through, just in case you are thinking that you would just roam around the school without any story or adventure.
As stated in a Post on the PlayStation Blog, you get to start at Hogwarts in your fifth year, coming to the school just after surviving some strange mysterious incident. Your character has some ties to ancient magic” which would “put you on a collision course with a goblin rebellion led by Ranrok, aided by his alliance with the Dark wizard Victor Rookwood, who both present formidable threats to the entire wizarding world.”
Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay
In an FAQ for Hogwarts Legacy, the game is entirely single-player with no experience with no online or co-op modes. Seeing as the Focus is placed on the Single-Player experience, the game seems to be all about crafting your very own adventure in the wizarding world.
It is no surprise, then, that you would have to create your very own character in a character creator that seems to allow for a bit of customization, based on what we were shown in the Hogwarts Legacy gameplay reveal.
According to reports, the game would enable players to customize their character’s body type, voice, and gender placement for school dormitories. Once your character has been created, and you have selected your house, there would be classes for you to catch up on and new friends for you to make.
To add some extra layer to the social aspect of the story, you get to nurture those connections, with your new magical friends to enlighten you with new abilities and act as companions on quests and adventures.
During learning hours, you would get to learn and cast spells and charms, brewing potions, and attend a host of classes so that you would be able to graduate alongside your classmates.