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Hogwarts Legacy is shaping up to be the Harry Potter game of our dreams, and it's kind of surprising we don't have a firm release date already, considering the wizarding simulator is currently slated for a Holiday 2022 release.

Well, we might have a better idea of when we can expect to don our robes, at least, if the release date for an art book listing is anything to go by.

Amazon UK customers who had pre-ordered a companion book to the game, The Art and Making of Hogwarts Legacy: Exploring the Unwritten Wizarding World, noticed that the placeholder release date for the book had changed from 31st December to 6th December 2022. In addition, customers received emails (which have been seen by VGC) notifying them of this change of release date.

The 6th of December also happens to be Hagrid's birthday, which may or may not be relevant to this story, but it is to us!

So what does an art book have to do with the release of the game? As Reddit user Aromatic-Adaggio2121 helpfully points out, Gotham Knights (another Warner Bros. game) is getting a similar art book, which is set to coincide with that game's launch, on 25th October, which gives us some hope.

So while certainly not set in stone, there is a possibility our childhood dreams could be realised, and we could spend this winter ensconced in Hogwarts. In other Hogwarts Legacy news, preorders of the highest-tier Collectors Edition of the game could come with 72 hours of early access, according to a leak gleaned from the game's official website.

What do you think of this potential Hogwarts Legacy release date? Where are your hype levels on this one? Keep an eye out for an owl in the comments section below.

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[source reddit.com, via videogameschronicle.com, playstationlifestyle.net]