In early February, all fans of the Harry Potter universe are waiting for the long-awaited release of the Hogwarts Legacy game. It brings together the best moments associated with Hogwarts. Magic, adventure, friends and secrets — what else do you need for a good time? So far, not much is known about the project, but we will already tell you about the most interesting moments that will definitely appear in Hogwarts Legacy.
When is Hogwarts Legacy coming out?
The game opens its doors to users on February 10, 2023, that is, the most active gamers have already set off in search of magical adventures. Those who have the Deluxe edition were lucky even earlier, they got access 72 hours before the official launch. Starting February 7, new details about the game will appear all over the planet. On the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series, the start is announced at 00:00, and computer users will have to wait until the evening, the game will become available to them at 21:00. Those who are going to complete tasks on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch are the most unlucky. The developers have officially stated that for these platforms, more time is needed to eliminate the shortcomings. The release date for them is scheduled for April-June this year.
It’s hard to imagine Hogwarts without Harry, Hermione and Ron, but alas, you won’t see them in the game. However, the developers assure that this is not a reason to be upset. New heroes will be just as charismatic, discover new interesting possibilities of magic, make friends and fight enemies. No wonder the game is called legacy, the events will take place several hundred years before the birth of our favorite characters from Rowling’s books. But during the passage of missions, Nearly Headless Nick and Peeves will meet.
As mobs, players will meet various magical creatures. It can be both harmless cute animals and dangerous predators. For example, from the teaser video it is clear that you will be able to see sniffers, hippogriffs, thestrals and dragons. On some creatures, you can even ride and fly. One of the cutest magical creatures will be a cat that lives on the territory of the castle. You can play with it and pet it.
Start learning magic
As many people know, after entering Hogwarts, students are distributed by faculties. The player will have to feel the pangs of choice and go through the Sorting Hat. Depending on the player’s choice, different abilities will be available, events will follow different paths.
After distribution, you can participate in the learning process itself. Attend potions classes, plunge into the pool of memory, fly on a broomstick, remember the history of magic and the power of herbs. The most important part of a wizard is his wand. So far, the developers have not revealed all its secrets, but the initial functions are allowed to be chosen by the player himself right now. You need to register on the official Wizarding World website, after which some in-game options will become available. If you don’t create a profile now, the wand will be given to the character by the plot.
There are many spells in Rowling’s book, some of which many have not even heard of. The game will be given a choice: you can feel yourself on the side of good or evil. It is known that Avada Kedavra will definitely be on the list of enchantments.
During battle, spells can be combined. Combinations will have the category “damage” and “control”. They differ in the color effect in the game and the impact on the enemy. Thanks to this mechanic, the player will learn how to dodge complex attacks and deal powerful damage on their own.
How long does the game take?
The creators of the project said that a couple of hours would definitely not do. For a complete passage, you will need to spend at least 40 hours of your time, and then this can be done with maximum luck. On average, it will take an average player 100-120 hours to complete all the quests and collect a collection of rare items. The project includes as many as 150 missions, 50 are main and 100 will be additional.
Hogwarts Legacy gives you the opportunity to explore the entire castle, both inside and out. In addition, the area nearby will become an additional location. There is more than one way to get into it. The developers have provided a choice: flying on a broomstick or on a magical beast, swimming and even on foot. The most famous locations will be Hogsmeade, the Forbidden Forest and Diagon Alley. It’s hard to imagine the Harry Potter universe without them.