Hogwarts Legacy the new work developed by Avalanche Software and inspired by the saga written by JK Rowling under the Portkey Games label, will arrive on all consoles and PCs in winter 2022.
Specifically, this title will be available for PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC, as confirmed by Warner Bros Games in a preview of the game’s gameplay.
Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive single-player open world role-playing game inspired by the Harry Potter books, but set in an earlier time, in the 19th century.
Players will be able to have companions or non-playable characters (NPC), who can accompany them on their journey, although this game seeks that each character is responsible for creating their own legacy.
Thus, players will be able to put themselves in the shoes of a student at the school and learn spells, make potions, take care of animals, fight against trolls, wizards and goblins, as well as establish relationships with other characters.
In this Hogwarts Legacy gameplay demonstration, some of the settings included in the video game, both indoors and outdoors, as well as its characters and the creatures belonging to its universe, have been shown.
“Depending on which Hogwarts house you’re in, you’ll be able to see the architecture, decorations, and separate entrances to each common room“WB Games Avalanche Community Manager Chandler Wood said in a statement posted on the PlayStation Blog.
In addition to the usual Gryffindor and Slytherin common room, which are the ones seen most often in the films of the saga, players will have the opportunity to visit the halls of Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff.
Other spaces that will be included in this video game are the Room of Requirement, the town of Hogsmeade, the Forbidden Forest and the areas surrounding Hogwarts Castle.
“We wanted it to have new locations to discover, to see what’s around and beyond the Black Loch, as well as meet new witches and wizards and learn what other undiscovered chambers lie within Hogwarts,” said Alan Tew, director of the game. play.
This manager has insisted that in the development of the video game the priority was “maintain authenticity” from novels and movies without giving up a fun experience.
In addition, new teachers and wizards have been introduced, as well as “family names”, since in the Hogwarts Legacy universe there are “one or two Weasleys”, relatives of some of the main characters.
As players overcome the dangers that lurk both within and without the walls of Hogwarts castle, wizards gain more spells and abilities. to use in combat.
“There will be a variety of difficulty options available to meet various skill levels that will allow players to experience the game in the way that is most enjoyable for them,” Wood said in this blog post.
From Avalanche Software they have indicated that more news about this video game will be shown soon, whose release date, as indicated in this addendum, is scheduled for December 2022.