The Harry Potter fandom has been looking forward to the release of Hogwarts Legacy for some time now, and even J.K. Rowling’s controversial comments can’t hold this February 2023 game back. Although we haven’t had a chance to play the game yet, we’ve been given beautiful trailers and a thorough gameplay introduction back in March 2022. Throughout this article, we’ll tell you everything we know so far about Hogwarts Legacy.
Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay
Unlike previous games set in the Harry Potter universe, Hogwarts Legacy takes us off-script on an epic open-world adventure set around 100 years before “the boy who lived” enrolled at the wizarding school. You will create a character and enroll on your school journey, choosing your path and facing off against deadly enemies.
As you will have guessed, there are plenty of puzzles to complete at Hogwarts, and you will need to attend different classes to complete them. As you progress through the game you will receive “talent points”, which can be spent upgrading your character’s skill level.
What Is the Hogwarts Legacy Story?
Despite being set within the Harry Potter universe and following much of the same lore, J.K. Rowling herself has nothing to do with the project. This original story will have you take control of a Hogwarts student as you learn about the magical world. Along the way, you’ll discover the unique power to master Ancient Magic – you get to decide whether you use this talent for good or evil.
Throughout the game, you will meet Professor Fig, who will help you understand these newfound abilities. Alongside the school narrative, you will have to face off against the goblin Ranrock’s uprising, which will pit you against goblins, witches, and wizards; there will be plenty of combat packed into this game.
Hogwarts Legacy Locations
You won’t find any familiar characters in Hogwarts Legacy, but there will be plenty of well-known places to explore including:
- Hogwarts Castle. As the name suggests, much of the game will take place within the Hogwarts grounds.
- Forbidden Forrest. If you watch the trailer, you will notice a battle taking place here.
- Hogsmeade. Some of the stories will take place in this nearby village, and you will likely need to purchase supplies here.
All of these locations are stunning, and you’ll be able to enjoy them in 4K depending on your device. We recommend playing this game on PC when it comes out, as the modding community is likely to be enormous. Therefore, you should head over to lenovo.com and explore their range of Intel graphics cards.
Will There Be Quidditch?
Given the game is set at Hogwarts, you’d be expecting to play a rough match of Quidditch or two. However, it’s been officially confirmed that there will be zero playable Quidditch in the game. Although, you will find plenty of flying for the chance to soar through the air.
The upcoming Hogwarts Legacy game will set 2023 off to a great start when it comes to game releases – we can’t wait to get stuck in.