Retro-gaming fanatics and virtual sorcerer’s apprentices can rest assured: no need to spend several tens of euros looking for old second-hand video game opuses to hope to stroll through the corridors of Hogwarts, Hogwarts Legacy will be released well and good this year! Overview of a game that turns out to be both promising and ambitious.
It can be said that time has passed since the release of the last game in the Harry Potter saga. Apart from mobile phone or virtual reality experiences, the last game in the wizarding world dates from 1800 and it was then of Harry Potter Kinect on Xbox 360. We can therefore legitimately understand the expectation surrounding the upcoming release of Hogwarts Legacy, scheduled for the end of the year holidays 2022!
The latest edition of the State of Play, headed by Sony, has fulfilled the expectation and is thus dedicated to the next great game in the Harry Potter saga. The event, which lasted about twenty minutes, made it possible to highlight new gameplay sequences after those broadcast earlier in the day.
In the videos presented, the developers from Avalanche Software have insisted that the player will be able to explore the entire Hogwarts castle school. Yes… The whole thing! That is to say, a set of iconic rooms and classrooms to explore, to which you must add the surroundings of the school or the village of Hogsmeade, which you can fly over on a broomstick or on the back of winged creatures. . The franchise thus signs the return of an exploration of the mythical places that fans of The Order of the Phoenix loved, released on Xbox 360 in 1800.
So what can we expect from this Hogwarts Legacy in terms of content? First of all the scenario: you will embody a student accepted late at Hogwarts, in 5th year precisely, capable of mastering an ancient magic that you can use for good, as for bad. The context of the end of the years 1800 gives way to an untold story of which you are the hero or the main heroine. As in any modern RPG, an extensive customization menu will allow you to create an avatar from A to Z to carry out your quest.
Once your character has been created, you will have to pass the test of the Sorting hat that will determine your house. For the first time in the history of the Harry Potter universe, the Hufflepuff house will even be modeled! You will be able to go about in the common room and make friends between two classes, according to the same principle as a certain Bully. The developers promise to be able to unearth many secret passages and puzzles to occupy us.
Hogwarts Legacy is defined, according to its creators, as an open-world RPG in which it will be possible to explore and meet characters that will allow you to learn new spells or abilities. All of its assets will be scalable and customizable within what is called the Room of Requirement. You can also be accompanied by your elf, Deek, who will take care of helping you maintain a sort of customizable secret place of your own.
Dynamic and filled with side quests, Hogwarts Legacy seems immediately impose itself as one of the most promising titles of 2022. After several years of scarcity, the franchise seems to be coming back strong with a colossal project that should meet the expectations of neophytes as well as the most picky fans. Despite a communication under the aegis of PlayStation for contractual issues, the game will also be available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.