Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch - Release Date Delayed
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Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch – Release Date Delayed

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BY May 13, 2023

Bad news for all you spell-casting enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch release. You see, Hogwarts Legacy has been working its magic on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but it seems we’re going to have to twiddle our thumbs a bit longer for the Switch version.

First off, let’s clear up the timeline. The game was going to appear on the Switch in July. But hang on, here comes the plot twist. Avalanche Software just announced on Twitter that they’re delaying the Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch release until November. Why? You ask. Well, it’s all about optimization, folks!

Here’s the exact tweet: 

“We know fans are looking forward to playing on Switch, therefore creating the best possible experience is our top priority. Thank you for your patience.”

They really want to get it right, and who can blame them?

Now, let’s be real. Avalanche has got a serious task on their hands. Sure, Hogwarts Legacy has been casting spells smoothly on older consoles, but the Switch is a different beast. It’s less powerful than even the base PlayStation 4. Remember Marvel’s Midnight Suns? It was meant to be a Switch port, but the studio thew in the towel.

But hold up, let’s not get too gloomy. The Switch has been home to some downright brilliant ports. Let’s not forget The Witcher 3 and Nier Automata! Now, if Avalanche can pull off the Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch version, one of the most ambitious open world games of this generation, it will be nothing short of a technical miracle.

Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch Release Date

Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch Image: Avalanche Software

Despite the delay, it’s worth noting that Hogwarts Legacy has been a big hit since its release earlier this year. It’s even joined the billion-dollar club! Still, it hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows. The game has had its share of controversy, all thanks to its connection with J.K. Rowling and her not-so-popular anti-transgender views.

So, what’s the verdict? Well, Hogwarts Legacy is now slated to release on Switch on November 14. Yes, it’s a bit of a wait, but we’re hopeful that it’s going to be worth it.

While we’re on the topic, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane and look at some other successful Nintendo Switch ports. After all, the Switch has seen some major titles make the jump from other platforms, proving its worth as a capable console. Hopefully, the Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch version can join these successes!

Take DOOM (2016), for instance. This first-person shooter managed to keep all its fast-paced action and stunning graphics intact when it made the jump to the Switch. Then there’s Dark Souls Remastered, a notoriously challenging game that found a whole new life on the handheld.

Not to mention, Skyrim, one of the most beloved open-world RPGs of all time, has also found a home on the Switch. It’s proof that developers can adapt even the most expansive and graphically intensive games successfully for the platform.

So, what does this all mean? While the delay of the Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch release is disappointing, it’s not the end of the world. 

Let’s keep our wands at the ready and our patience levels high. The wait may be a bit longer, but with a little luck, it’ll be worth every minute. Here’s to hoping for a magical November!


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