HOGWARTS LEGACY ANNOUNCED - Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment and developers Avalanche Software (Known for the Just Cause series), along with Portkey Games, have today announced Hogwarts Legacy during the PlayStation 5 event showcase.
The game will launch in 2021 and also come to the Xbox Series of consoles as well as PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Here's a quick overview of the game courtesy of the official website:
"Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. Now you can take control of the action and be at the center of your own adventure in the wizarding world. Embark on a journey through familiar and new locations as you explore and discover fantastic beasts, customize your character and craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade talents, and become the wizard you want to be.
Experience Hogwarts in the 1800s. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. You have received a late acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and soon discover that you are no ordinary student: you possess an unusual ability to perceive and master Ancient Magic. Only you can decide if you will protect this secret for the good of all, or yield to the temptation of more sinister magic.
Discover the feeling of living at Hogwarts as you make allies, battle Dark wizards, and ultimately decide the fate of the wizarding world. Your legacy is what you make of it."
Now check out the trailer, just below and stay tuned for more details.
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The long-awaited Harry Potter RPG that has allegedly been in development since 2017 has leaked multiple times, but we're still waiting for a full announcement from publisher Warner Bros.
Here's everything we know about the game, rumoured to be known as Hogwarts: A Dark Legacy.
What is Hogwarts: A Dark Legacy?
According to Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, the Harry Potter game is expected to launch late in 2021.
It's also in development at Avalanche Software and could be revealed after DC Fandom in August of this year.
A recent Reddit thread from someone claiming to be working with Warner Bros on promotional materials for the game rumoured to be known as Hogwarts: A Dark Legacy, has revealed some fresh details about how it'll actually play.
While these aren't verified, they suggest players will step into the robes of a Hogwarts student and play "all the way until graduation". Players can customise their student's gender, appearance, and whether they'll be a pureblood, a muggle, or half-blood Wizard or Witch.
There are romance options, as well as hub areas including Hogwarts, Hogsmead, and the Ministry of Magic. Each of these will offer their own characters to interact with, as well as quests to complete.
There's also an RPG skill tree, as well as a version of Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis system that'll create rivals within the in-game universe. You'll also battle creatures, and if the films are anything to go by, that means arachnophobes might want to steer clear of the Forbidden Forest.
Quidditch will also play a part, as well as a card game that's on a similar level to Gwent in The Witcher 3.
Before the world turned to more important matters, Warner Bros were expected to host their own E3 conference this month.
Expect some kind of announcement in the coming weeks, with the publisher also having something Batman-related as well as whatever Arkham developers Rocksteady are currently working on.
The game is launching in late 2021.
Warner Bros has confirmed they intend to release the title on PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One And PS4.
This means they also intend to release the game on the previous generation of console.
While there's no official word on the game yet, it did leak some time ago due to focus testing at a Mall, complete with some gameplay footage. You can see a brief snippet below.