The Harry Potter universe is expanding in 2023 with the release of harry potter hogwarts legacy, an action role-playing game that follows an unnamed student starting out at Hogwarts in 1890. While it’s set in a different time period from the Harry Potter books, there will still be familiar characters and locations.
Hogwarts Legacy has a unique and exciting combat system. You’ll use your wand to flick out spells in a kinetic way that makes for fun and engaging dueling. You’ll also learn to hone your magic and unlock new abilities.
Your character starts out with the most basic spells and skills, but you’ll gain access to a variety of spells as you progress through the game. It’s a gradual process, but it’ll feel genuinely rewarding as you master more powerful magic and hone your skills.
As a result, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Wizarding World in an entirely new way. You’ll be able to travel to iconic locations including Hogsmead Village, the Forbidden Forest and the Scottish Highlands. Each of these will be explorable as you uncover secrets and take on quests to improve your magical knowledge.
There will be a wide range of magical creatures in the game, and you’ll even be able to tame them (as well as some human ones). A customizable Room of Requirement lets you grow and breed useful plants and brew potions, all of which can help you advance your skills.
The game’s gameplay is incredibly varied, with you exploring the entire Hogwarts school campus and surrounding areas on foot as well as using your broomstick to fly around. You’ll be able to interact with all of the students, teachers and monsters that have been featured in the books and movies.
You’ll also be able to take on side quests and puzzle dungeons. There’s also a wealth of secrets to uncover and hidden areas that aren’t shown on screen yet.
In a recent 14 minute gameplay showcase, we got a good look at how you’ll be able to navigate the world of Hogwarts Legacy. It’s a fair demo of everything that will be on offer in the final product, and it shows off a wide range of mechanics from its sprawling open-world to its engrossing combat.
The world of Hogwarts has been revealed, and it looks beautiful. There are plenty of places you can visit as you explore, and the castle itself will change dramatically to reflect the changing seasons and weather. Hogwarts Legacy retails for $60 USD however there are some free methods on how to obtain the game for free:
It’s also been confirmed that there are plenty of secrets to discover in and around the castle, and a huge array of side quests to undertake. You’ll be able to take on quests in the nearby Forbidden Forest and Black Lake, as well as throughout Hogwarts itself.
We’ve also heard that the game will allow you to hone your magical skills and gain access to a unique form of “old magic.” This could have significant implications for the story.