Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacythe open world game in the Harry Potter universe, now has a release date: it will be for the end of 2022 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
A long gameplay video for Hogwarts Legacy
Announcement of the release date for Hogwarts Legacy was made during the State of Play dedicated to the game, which allowed us to discover 14 minutes of gameplay. We had so far only had the right to a trailer, and that dated back to September 2020.
The gameplay video provides an overview of character creation in the game, some of the activities they will encounter inside and outside of school, as well as a brief introduction to the story that connects the all. The story is set in the late 1800s, about 100 years before Harry Potter entered school.
In Hogwarts Legacy, the player character is a new wizard, except he starts as a fifth-year student. The introduction will therefore allow players to familiarize themselves with the systems and controls of the game, as well as to integrate the character into the current story. This one involves some kind of plot involving goblins and wizards. The tutorial steps appear to involve investigating a goblin rebellion with Professor Figg. Later in the video, a “darker way” is evoked, if the players choose to follow this path.
The game also features the familiar features of an action-RPG, including crafting (of potions and magic items), skill and perk trees, and groups of friends and followers, where NPCs add special talents to the party of adventurers. The secret Hogwarts Request Room is inside the academy and serves as a customizable hub area between story missions.
So see you at the end of 2022 to be able to play Hogwarts Legacy. Players now have to hope there won’t be a postponement.