With the developments, we have had in the video games world. And the open-world type of games that we have played so far. It’s time to add some magic to it. With the all-new Hogwarts Legacy!
This is an amazing update for all Harry Potter fans. We have always been indulged and fantasized about the magical world of Hogwarts with all the Harry Potter movies. The spells, brewing potions, magical beings, the storyline, and amazing characters we have known since childhood.
About the game
The game is developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment with the Portkey Games label using Unreal Engine. Hogwarts Legacy is set to release in late 2022 and will be released on PS5, Xbox Series X/4, PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The game is going to be an RPG role-playing game set in the open world of Hogwarts the school of witchcraft and wizardry.
Hogwarts Legacy reveal trailer –
Plot and Gameplay of Hogwarts Legacy
Hogwarts Legacy is a third-person role-playing game, where the player has to set up his character for the game and customize it. Just like in the movies, a player’s character will be sorted in one of the four houses at Hogwarts (Gryffindor. Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw).
The game is supposed to be set in the 1800s. Also, the player will be following the plot as a new student at Hogwarts who has the ability to manipulate ancient magic. The goal of the game is to find what is the purpose behind the return of this ancient magic and protect it from falling into the wrong hands. And also, the player’s character will be a late admission at Hogwarts who will be attending the school as a fifth-year. (As stated in the game’s Official Gameplay reveal video)
The immersive gameplay is designed in such a manner that allows the player to interact with their fellow classmates in their house dormitories, attend classes and even explore the castle of Hogwarts School. And one of the most interesting parts of the game is going to be combat and dueling which has not been very well covered by the previous Harry Potter games. The game is also going to have in-game side objectives involving exploration and puzzles. Which will test the player’s abilities, for instance.
Familiar locations and characters
Fans who are familiar with the Harry Potter movies can also find and explore some iconic locations shown in the movies. Locations like the dining hall of Hogwarts, also, Prefect’s Bathroom, The Room of Requirements have been teased in the trailer and gameplay videos of the game. Out of the walls of Hogwarts, players can also explore places like Hogsmead, one of the prominent locations taken from the movies and books. Also, the dynamics of the seasons and climate will change as the exploration advances in the game. As a result, it will affect the weather and sceneries in the game of the locations the player explores.
Even though most locations and sceneries will be identical to that of the movie, some characters and professors won’t be. Though, the game has teased a very familiar character Nearly Headless Nick. One of the infamous ghosts from the Harry Potter movies and books.
Combat and spells
The plot of the game also will allow the player to test the abilities that they have learned in discovering the hidden mystery. Players will be going against various dangers such as violent goblins, beasts, magical beings, and sinister witches and wizards. The spells, combat, and also special ability of the player are going to have an immense effect on the combat style of the player. The game will also allow the player to upgrade their abilities and talents which will enhance their gameplay style. Players will also have access to mystical weapons and gears. You can also learn new abilities from the friends you make who will assist you in your adventures. And you can also learn their stories too by interacting with them in the game.
Familiar characters from Fantastic Beasts
With the release of Fantastic Beasts and where to find them, the movie in 2016, and in its sequels, we were introduced to the pre-Harry Potter Hogwarts era. And the game has teased a few mystical beings from those movies in the Hogwarts Legacy video game.
Expectations from Hogwarts Legacy
After numerous action and adventure open-world games, gamers are set on high expectations from Hogwarts Legacy. Especially with the combat mechanics as this is a prominent game that has interactive visual and spell combat. Also, like one of the previous Harry Potter games – Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup, it’s yet unclear if the game will have an option for the players to get involved in quidditch in-game, which is one of the sports mentioned in both movies and books of the Hogwarts world.
What about J.K. Rowling?
J.K. Rowling is the creator and author of the Harry Potter books and the world of Hogwarts on which the Harry Potter movies and Fantastic Beasts movies are based on. Though, for now, it is stated that J.K. Rowling doesn’t have any active involvement in the production of the game Hogwarts Legacy.
Hogwarts Legacy is going to be an important collection for video gamers and all Harry Potter fans.
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