Get ready to explore Hogwarts like never before. Today, Warner Bros. Games revealed the first look at Hogwarts Legacy, a new, immersive RPG game that puts players at the centre of their own wizarding world adventure set at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1800s. Here is your first look.
Developed by Avalanche and published by Warner Bros. Games under the Portkey Games label, Hogwarts Legacy will be coming in 2021 for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Pro, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, and PC.
The game, which invites you to ‘Live the Unwritten’, is set in the 1800s, where players will live the life of a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – a lifetime goal for many a Harry Potter fan! Expect Hogwarts Legacy to be filled with all kinds of immersive magic, while your student-character will learn spells, brew potions, tame fantastic beasts, select companions to help them fight off deadly enemies.
The game will also feature the beautifully realised surrounding locations beyond Hogwarts castle, such as the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade village, so there will certainly be plenty to explore.
As your Hogwarts journey continues, you’ll pick up new magical abilities along the way and learn more about yourself too. While you dig deep into the wizarding world’s forgotten past – your character will discover an unusual ability that only they possess. Indeed, Hogwarts Legacy will challenge players in all sorts of unexpected ways - including scenarios that will pose difficult choices and determine what they stand for.
David Haddad, President of Warner Bros. Games called this gaming experience ‘unlike anything else in the Wizarding World.’
‘Hogwarts Legacy gives players control over their own experience with RPG gameplay unlike anything else in the Wizarding World, which will continue to build fan appeal in the Portkey Games label,’ he said. ‘Avalanche has brought to life this rich and deep world, full of action-packed magic, as well as a detailed, mysterious story to engage fans and gamers alike.’
‘It’s such an honour to work on such an amazing franchise and the team is dedicated to delivering an authentic Wizarding World experience that both Harry Potter and RPG fans will enjoy,’ added John Blackburn, Studio General Manager, Avalanche. ‘Hogwarts Legacy is so special because it allows players to immerse themselves in a new narrative that is filled with complex characters, and, of course, magic.’
So, excited yet?
Hogwarts Legacy is the latest offering from Portkey Games, the official Wizarding World games label that puts the player at the centre of their own narrative with mobile and videogame experiences, inspired by the stories by J.K. Rowling. Portkey Games’ previous titles include Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Hogwarts Legacy joins other upcoming games, such as the mobile game Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells and China’s Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, both coming out this year. Hogwarts Legacy is slated for release in 2021.