Become Part of HOGWARTS LEGACY in Enchanting Reveal Trailer for Next WIZARDING WORLD Adventure
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: Role-Playing Games
During yesterday's PlayStation Showcase digital event, Warner Bros finally confirmed that Avalanche — not to be confused with Avalanche Studios (Just Cause 4, RAGE 2) — is working on a Harry Potter video game.
Titled Hogwarts Legacy, the first major Wizarding World game since 2011's LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 will be an open-world RPG that will serve as a prequel to the Chosen One's beloved adventures; set in the 1800s.
Although Hogwarts Legacy was officially revealed at a PS5-focused show, it's actually a cross-gen production that will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC sometime next year.
Developed under the Portkey Games label, Hogwarts Legacy will give you the unique chance to create your own character, learn powerful spells, and experience life as a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry like never before. "We are always asking ourselves how we can draw from the rich library of characters, creatures, and themes – and imagine how those details would influence the school more than a century before Harry Potter’s arrival," Head of Story Adrian Ropp told the PlayStation Blog. "Who was the headmaster? [...] What influenced their society before Tom Riddle, before Newt Scamander? I like to say that what we are giving fans is something familiar in a way they have never seen."
Considering that the title is heavily influenced by J.K. Rowling's hit book series, it shouldn't be surprising that players will be able to freely explore iconic locations including the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade Village.
To learn more about Avalanche's take on the Wizarding World, check out its first trailer and new screenshots: