Warner Bros. Games just announced our next gaming obsession: Hogwarts Legacy, an open-world, single-player, action RPG set in the 1800s wizarding world. Have you ever wanted to wander the halls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? What about in a timeline we’ve never experienced in any real depth in any of the Harry Potter books, movies, or games to date? Hogwarts Legacy is here to satiate that desire, and if the actual game is anything like this transfixing first trailer, we’re in for a magical treat.
The game was announced at today’s PS5 price reveal live stream event. Here’s the full description from Warner Bros. Games.
Hogwarts Legacy is filled with immersive magic, putting players at the center of their adventure to become the witch or wizard they choose to be. They will grow their character’s abilities as they master powerful spells, hone combat skills and select companions to help them face off against deadly enemies. Players will also encounter missions and scenarios that will pose difficult choices and determine what they stand for.
Hogwarts Legacy will send players on an unwritten, dangerous journey to “uncover a hidden truth of the wizarding world.” Will this have ties to the famous boy wizard, Harry Potter, and his magical family? Or is this a wholly separate journey? We can’t wait to discover all of the secrets Hogwarts has in store for us!
Also, it appears Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling—who’s come under fire for recent transphobic tweets—had no direct involvement with the game, according to a Warner Bros. Game FAQ. That said, given Hogwarts is her creation, she will likely still profit off of the game in the form of royalties. That’s certainly something to keep in mind when it comes time to purchase Hogwarts Legacy.
The game will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, and PC. It was developed by Avalanche and published by Warner Bros. Games under the Portkey Games label. It will release sometime in 2021. We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.
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