After a long wait, Avalanche Software has finally presented us with a extended gameplay of Hogwarts Legacy. The American studio took advantage of the highlighting of a State of Play to show and explain many of the playable mechanics of its long-awaited title. Moreover, they revealed that Hogwarts Legacy will be available end of 2022 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC platforms. Hopefully, yes, another delay doesn’t happen.
As seen in the preview, Hogwarts Legacy will fulfill the dreams of fans of Harry Potter. This is an action RPG set in an open world, so the playable experience promises to be very rich and expansive. To begin with, from Avalanche they specify that players will experience their own adventure as wizards. I mean, we won’t be playing any famous character from the wizarding world.
“Players will be able to experience what it was like for Harry to start at a new wizarding school and not meet anyone.”
For this reason, as soon as you start Hogwarts Legacy you will have the opportunity to create your own charactereither a wizard or a witch. While you can change how it looks, apparently the choice of house matches the game. After your fate is revealed by the Sorting Hat, next comes your bedroom and common room, features any fan of the novels or movies will quickly recognize.
“Depending on which Hogwarts house you are in, you may see different architecture, decor, and entrances to each common room.”
Of course, as a Hogwarts student just starting out on your academic journey, you will need to attend various courses. It will be in them that you will learn all kinds of mechanics, from attack and defense spells, to the creation of potions and much more. Avalanche promises that the combat system will be very “deep and challenging”, although you can always adjust the difficulty. On the other hand, they will involve the use of skills like in many other RGPs.
“Anyone who knows the wizarding world knows that magic is more than just using wands. Magical plants and potions bring even more tools to every fight. You will be able to prepare Wiggenweld potions to heal yourself, Mandrake neutralize enemies with sound As you continue your studies at Hogwarts, you will learn more potion recipes and how to handle a variety of magical plants.
At Hogwarts, there will be many activities to do, challenges to overcome and puzzles to solve. Some of them, in fact, will be hidden in secret places and forbidden areas. Hogwarts is a huge place with many corners to explore.
The study placed particular emphasis on the fact that your career in Hogwarts Legacy it goes beyond the walls of the college of sorcery. Outside there is a wide area where you can discover multiple adventures, some very dangerous. They even mention that players will be putting the skills learned at Hogwarts to the test from the first moment they set foot on the surrounding grounds. Is it possible to know the forbidden forest or the village of Hogsmeade? Yes both.
“Hogsmeade is home to charming characters with rich stories and personalities of their own, as well as vendors who will provide you with the supplies you need for your studies and other adventures.”
As for the story, Hogwarts Legacy offers a story where the bad guys to defeat will be the goblins led by Ranrok, who hate wizards and have started a rebellion that endangers the wizarding world. This group is also supported by black magician Victor Rookwood.
The good news is that you won’t be alone on your adventure. As you progress, you will get to know new characters that will support you in one way or another. “From students becoming companions, teachers teaching you new spells, or even help from those who reside outside the walls of Hogwarts, there is no shortage of friendly faces to reach out or distract you. you may even come across some familiar names. “Like the Weasleys.”
Of course, we still need to know more details about Hogwarts Legacybut this video is enough to give us an idea of what we can expect from the final product. to promise? Yes, quite.