Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay Revealed, Releasing This Holiday
Avalanche Software and Warner Bros. Games have revealed the gameplay of the long-awaited video game Hogwarts Legacy. Revealed during a special Sony State of Play stream, the 20-minute stream was fully dedicated to the upcoming game and gave fans tons of new gameplay and plot details. They have also announced that the game will arrive this holiday in 2022.
The gameplay revealed many different activities and abilities any aspiring wizard has dreamed of being able to do and you will take on the role of a fifth-year student at Hogwarts. You will be able to duel classmates, brew potions, explore the campus and even fly a broomstick. All this is in your spare time as you are also tasked with investigating a rumored goblin rebellion led by Ranrok. The developer also noted that there is an “uneasy alliance” between the goblins and dark wizards.
Avalanche Software has previously mentioned the game is set in the 1800s and noted in the latest PlayStation Blog that the decision to set it in this time period was to:
“ensure your legend is never overshadowed by any other hero.” Though the developer assured fans of the Wizarding World that the gameplay will be “familiar to everything you loved about the Harry Potter series.”
The gameplay also revealed some of the game’s key mechanics that include a talent system that will allow players to upgrade skills such as stealth or efficiency with your abilities that you will be able to learn in the Room of Requirement. Hogwarts Legacy was announced back in 2020 and was hit with an unfortunate delay last year that pushed the title into this year.
Fans were worried the game might be pushed into a 2023 release, but Warner Bros. previously reassured fans that the game would arrive this year and the holiday release date seems to be concrete with a specific release date soon to come most likely. Players will have the opportunity to create their own characters which feed into the year chosen to avoid any legacy characters that might overshadow the players’ key role.
Hogwarts Legacy arrives this holiday on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the gameplay below: