Hogwarts Legacy is just around the corner, and new information about the features springs up daily. We have been on top of everything since the first official reveal, and since there were many shorter announcements, we’ve decided to make an omnibus of all we know.
The latest release date change has pushed the game again, this time to February 10th, 2023. The game was supposed to come out in 2021, then it was supposed to happen during the Holidays in 2022, but it is what it is.
As we hope there won’t be any more delays, we know quite a few features of the game, and we will be discussing:
- HL best game features
- What kind of game is Hogwarts Legacy?
- Is the story connected with Harry Potter
- Which characters can you meet
- Are there houses in HL?
- HL spells guide
- Is HL MMO and can you play with other people?
- HL and Wizarding World
HL is aiming high in content, gameplay features, and story. From this standpoint, it’s as if it is bringing the Harry Potter universe closer to RPG gaming and titles like The Elder Scrolls, The Witcher, and the likes.
Best game features
- Single-player open-world Action RPG
- Attend classes at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
- Classes include DADA, Charms, Potions, Herbology, and more
- Familiar Harry Potter franchise locations
- Character creation (customize your character, choose your gender, appearance, house, etc)
- New areas yet unseen
- HL characters, including many new and some familiar ones
- HL spells will include virtually all magic from Harry Potter
- HL beasts will include hippogriffs, thestrals, etc
- Hl crafting will include making and upgrading clothing for your character and possibly making spells
What kind of game is Hogwarts Legacy?
This is an action role-playing game with only a single-player mode available, meaning it will focus on the story and the player going through the campaign. Also, it will focus on character development, allies and enemies (other HL characters), and such.
The player will create its customizable character and control it from a third-person view throughout the game, although the viewpoint might change depending on the parts of the game, for instance, if we ride any HL beasts.
Is the game’s story connected with Harry Potter?
Hogwarts Legacy story happens in the 1800s. It is not specified which year, but that means it is some 150 years before the events of Harry Potter. However, the goblin revolution is a part of the official HP Wizarding world canon, mentioned in the books.
Hogwarts is the same, as are the school curriculum, classrooms, houses, and stuff. Magic is the same, meaning the player will learn the usual schools of magic and have the same classes. However, there is mention of ancient magic, which we’ve only had glimpses of in the movies.
For example, the sacrificial protection Lily Potter placed on baby Harry is listed as ancient magic, so the game might attempt to explore similar spells further.
Which characters can you meet?
HL characters known so far are:
- Natsai Onai
- Poppy Sweeting
- Sebastian Sallow
- Nearly Headless Nick
- The Fat Lady
- Cuthbert Binns
- Professor Eleazar Fig
- Victor Rookwood
- Are there houses in HL?
There are the same houses in HL as in Harry Potter books and movies, and those are:
All gameplay videos on YouTube released so far have shown these spells being present in the game:
- Arresto Momentum
- Avada Kedavra
- Petrificus Totalus
- Wingardium Leviosa
Is HL MMO and can you play with other people?
It is a single-player game, and this is the only mod known to be available at this point. Meaning we won’t be able to play with other people. It is a good thing since action RPGs are better suited for RPGs.
HL and Wizarding World
Hogwarts Legacy is under the Warner Bros. Entertainment umbrella, which owns the entire Wizarding world.
WB is publishing this game, and Avalanche Software, a WB subsidiary, are developers, so that’s as in-house as it goes. JK. Rowling is not involved with Hl development, but her entire Harry Potter universe is.
Despite being set a century and a half before Harry Potter, the HL story is tightly connected with Harry Potter and the Wizarding World. Firstly, it explores events already established in the story’s fictional history, such as the Goblin Revolution. Secondly, everything else, aside from the HP characters and events, is present in the Hogwarts legacy story, like the school, the magic, houses, places, beasts, etc. Hogwarts Legacy’s release date set for February 2023 does give us more time to prep for the game release, and we will follow all future reveals closely for anything new that springs up.