After many rumors and leaks, Hogwarts Legacy was officially announced during the PlayStation 5 Showcase.
The game will take place 100 years before the Harry Potter books, just like the leak claimed. Makes you wonder what else it got right… Anyway – here’s the Hogwarts Legacy official reveal trailer:
As the trailer shows, the game takes place in the late 1800s. Luckily, that’s after wizards adopted in-door plumbing and stopped pooping everywhere.
We will play a student at Hogwarts in a single-player action RPG set in an open world – both inside Hogwarts and outside of it. There, we will go on a “dangerous journey to uncover a hidden truth of the wizarding world.”
To overcome the magical dangers the game will throw our way, we will develop new skills, master powerful defensive and offensive spells, and select the companions that will join us along the way.
The Hogwarts Legacy trailer shows some of the threats we’ll be fighting. Dementors, zombies, and a variety of fantastic beasts, like trolls and fire-breathing dragons. We will also explore familiar places like the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade Village.
During the game, we will face difficult choices during our magical journey – choices that will determine what our young wizard or witch stand for. Hopefully, that means we can aspire to be the next Lord Voldemort before Voldemort was even born.
Developer Avalanche Studios seem to acknowledge Harry Potter’s less-than-stellar past with video games and emphasizes that the story and RPG elements are what set their game apart. “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,” said John Blackburn, Studio General Manager at Avalanche.