Become the student you’ve always wanted to be as you experience life at Hogwarts and embark on a journey through the wizarding world. Discover magical beasts, craft potions, and master spell casting as you uncover the mystery of Ancient Magic.
Next, the magical minds at Avalanche Software take you through a behind-the-scenes look at how their vision of Hogwarts was brought to life in an open-world video game.
Players will get to create their own character, be sorted into one of the four Hogwarts houses, and take classes (although they’ll be starting Hogwarts as a late-fifth-year student, presumably to avoid a serious RPG starring an 11-year-old.)
Combat will involve using different spell combinations to exploit specific enemy weaknesses or abilities, with the ability to mix and match “dozens” of spells in duels. Players will also be able to customize their characters with magical gear and abilities as they progress through the game.
Hogwarts Legacy shares a broad setting with other entries in the franchise, but given that the game is set in the 1800s — decades before the events of either the original books or the more recent Fantastic Beasts franchise of films — don’t expect to see too many familiar faces. Instead, the story will focus on a possible rebellion of goblins against the Wizarding World (something that happens with concerning regularity, it seems) and the usual cadre of dark wizards and dangerous beasts.
Hogwarts Legacy is coming to PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / Series S this holiday season.