Hogwarts Legacy, the new Harry Potter-themed PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 game from Warner Bros, was one of the standout announcements this week – but what kind of game is it? A press release confirms that it is an “an open-world, single player, action role-playing game” which will allow you to create your own personal witch or wizard, and spec them exactly as you want them to be.
“Players will experience life as a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry like never before, as they live the unwritten and embark on a dangerous journey to uncover a hidden truth of the wizarding world,” the blurb explains. “They will grow their character’s abilities as they master powerful spells, hone combat skills, and select companions to help them face off against deadly enemies. Players will also encounter missions and scenarios that will pose difficult choices and determine what they stand for.”
The title’s set during the 1800s, and thus precedes many of the events of JK Rowling’s novels. However, the lore is consistent with the books, so you’ll still stumble upon the Forbidden Forest and the nearby village of Hogsmeade. “This is a labour of love, and the real magic comes from the dedication and imagination of a team who wants nothing less than to make this an authentic and compelling Wizarding World game,” Head of Story Adrian Ropp explained on the PlayStation Blog.
He continued: “With innovative high definition graphics, a player can practically feel the terror of Inferi bearing down upon them, sense the ground rumbling beneath them as a herd of angry centaurs surrounds them. Even dueling against a deadly dark witch takes on a new level of realism thanks to the controller’s ability to imbue sound and touch into every moment.”
It all sounds utterly superb, doesn’t it? Are you still a big fan of the Harry Potter universe? Are you looking forward to learning more about Hogwarts Legacy? Wave your wand in the comments section below.