Harry Potter fans worldwide are excited about the release of Hogwarts Legacy, a new video game set in the Wizarding World. After long last, fans will get to experience the Wizarding World for themselves, taking part in classes at Hogwarts and fighting enemies. Recently, the development team dropped a new Hogwarts Legacy video, showing off some unseen parts of Hogwarts castle.
Hogwarts Legacy Video Game
Unfortunately, the latest Hogwarts Legacy video is extremely short, lasting only 21 seconds. However, it does give a glimpse of something we haven’t seen so far – the North Tower. In the series, some people call the North Tower ‘the Divination Tower’ because it’s where Professor Sybil Trelawney teaches. As you might remember, Trelawney teaches students Divination, which is the supposed art of predicting the future and trying to make sense of tea leaves.
Sadly, since the game is set a long time before Harry is even born, we won’t get to see Trelawney in the game. There will also be plenty of other characters missing from the Hogwarts Legacy video game, like McGonagall, Dumbledore, and Harry himself. The only thing that will likely stay the same is Hogwarts Castle itself!
From the short 21-second footage, it’s not clear what the North Tower is used for. Divination class, which is an elective course in the series, might not even be a subject yet. In the footage, we can see statues of centaurs firing bows alongside some tapestries showing the same subject. Fans of the book series will remember that the centaurs also have the gift of prophecy. In fact, one of the centaurs from the Forbidden Forest, Firenze, taught Divination at Hogwarts after Umbridge fired Trelawney. Perhaps we’ll see the centaurs teaching again in the Hogwarts Legacy video game.
Hogwarts Legacy Video Game Release Date
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Unfortunately, the video didn’t give us any more information about the Hogwarts Legacy video game. We still haven’t even got an exact release date, although it’s definitely coming out later this year. Avalanche Software and Warner Bros are releasing the game on several platforms. These are PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch. Currently, plenty of sources are indicating the video game will be one of the biggest ones released this year.
Sadly, we also don’t know much about the plot. Warner Bros and Avalanche Software did reveal that the game was set during the 1800s, so plenty of familiar characters won’t be appearing. In the official statement about the Hogwarts Legacy video game, the teams said:
“Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. Embark on a journey through familiar and new locations as you explore and discover fantastic beasts, customise 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. 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. Live the Unwritten.”
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For a long time now, fans have been looking forward to something like the Hogwarts Legacy video game. Of course, there have been video game adaptations of the films since they were first released. But, none of them can even compare to the scale of what this game is going to be. Finally, the technology is in place to make the world of Hogwarts truly come alive, and it will allow fans to experience the Wizarding World for themselves.
Additionally, this video game comes alongside other releases in the Harry Potter universe. The third Fantastic Beasts film came out earlier this year, alongside Return to Hogwarts, a special commemorating 20 years of the film series. Unfortunately, the failure of the third Fantastic Beasts film put other films in the franchise on hold. Maybe the Hogwarts Legacy video game will be the one to reignite the franchise.
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