Hogwarts Legacy, a new adventure set in the world of Harry Potter, will also be available later this year on Nintendo Switch. This is what has been reported by the official website of the game.
Until yesterday, the official information spoke only of the PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions. Now, however, on the official website, you can read in the FAQ section the following sentence, which we offer you in translation: “Hogwarts Legacy will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, Nintendo Switch and PC”.
The information was also confirmed by an official statement sent to us by the developers. In addition, Amazon has unveiled the cover of Hogwarts Legacy in Nintendo Switch version. You can see the image below.
It will for sure be interesting to see how Nintendo Switch will reproduce Hogwarts Legacy, which seems to propose a large and detailed game world.
For now, we’ve only seen the PS5 version of Hogwarts Legacy, via a 14-minute gameplay.
The State of Play of Hogwarts Legacy on March 17, 22:00, revealed everything and more about the gameplay of the next Harry Potter video game.
The PlayStation and Warner Bros. Games evening event unveiled every last detail about the game, which was originally unveiled in 2020 and has been long-awaited by Harry Potter fans – especially those who have been waiting for a grand return to consoles and PC. Thanks to an action-RPG formula, with a story set hundreds of years before the birth of Harry Potter and the possibility to create your own character, the title in development at WB Games Avalanche is gathering proselytes even beyond the fanbase of the wizard of J. K. Rowling, and so it becomes of great interest to follow the evolution and the approach to the release.
YOUR HARRY POTTER STORY… ON HOGWARTS LEGACY
The gameplay of Hogwarts Legacy shown started with a look at the editor with which to create your own character (“a fifth-year student with the rare ability to master ancient and powerful magic”), who will then be called upon to wear the iconic hat for the selection of the house to which he will belong and with which he will participate in magic classes. “Players will be able to relive the feelings experienced by Harry as a new student at a magic school, unaware of all that awaits him.
And, like Harry, the player-controlled character immediately finds himself the center of attention, starting out as a fifth-year student and having survived…,” explains narrative director Moira Squier, before suspiciously interrupting to avoid spoilers. With the new character of Professor Eleazar Fig, we’ll have to investigate the alleged Goblin rebellion led by Ranrok who, aided by the dark wizards Dark Wizard Victor Rookwood, appear to want to jeopardize the existence of Hogwarts, thanks in part to a dangerous dark magic corruption. Fig has been investigating this revolt for some time, but these investigations “have earned him some skepticism from the Ministry of Magic.”
EXPLORATION: THE CASTLE AND BEYOND
The castle will be freely explorable between classes and will contain puzzles, rooms, hidden passages and secret dungeons to discover. Despite the distance from the films and books (the time setting is in the late 1800s), there will be familiar faces “like the Weasleys” and locations famous among fans as familiar haunts such as the Great Hall, the Clock Tower, and the infirmary.
You’ll be able to travel to a village near Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, in order to buy new costumes and potion components, although the journeys will be quite dangerous, with high-ranking enemies waiting for you once you’ve crossed the school gate. It will also be possible to use a magic broom to be mastered in courses and wandering around the world to unlock faster travel between points in the world. The same goes for the magical creatures that inhabit Hogwarts: by wandering the world and attending classes, you will discover more about them.
Enemies will have specific abilities and characteristics, such as shields and enchanted weapons, which will require a different approach for each of them. This will also include the use of props such as explosive barrels, and real spell combos (among the most well-known in the Wizarding World, such as Lumen, the Spell of Disillusionment, Petrificus Totalus). It will also be possible to use a type of dark magic “that even your professors don’t understand”.
By completing challenges and beating enemies you’ll be able to choose talents on which to invest your experience points, and you’ll be able to collect loot with pieces of equipment of various rarities, which in turn can be upgraded through an internal crafting system (this includes both the magic wand and the defensive aspect). You’ll be able to create potions to use in the middle of fights to get temporary boosts and heal yourself, and more. The fights will be challenging, but there will be a variety of difficulty levels to choose from, and most importantly, the game will be exclusively single-player, although there will be non-playable characters with us in some missions.
THE ROOM OF NEEDS
Our character will be able to befriend a cast of classmates and discover their secrets, complete dedicated story missions, and more. There will also be a Room of Requirement to be treated and expand, of course with strokes of magic and unexpected implications: it will go from growing plants for potions, with real-time timer before you can collect them, to prepare the potions themselves, passing through a huge vivarium that we will give access to an elf named Deek and that will be fully customizable (it is so big that we can place an entire cottage by hand, and not only).
The world will be dynamic and alive even outside the school of magic, then, and the same will apply to the seasons: as the school year goes on, we will go from the heat of summer to the snow of winter, with extreme weather conditions such as lightning, rain and more.
WHEN HOGWARTS LEGACY COMES OUT
The long walkthrough of Hogwarts Legacy ended with a launch window: holiday 2022, or “for the winter of 2022”. So the exact release date has not been revealed, but at least there are, for now, no further postponements than last year. The launch is scheduled for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
The event ended with the promised closing parenthesis given by the development team, who explained how this is an original story in the Wizarding World and pointed out how the fact that the player character only joins the school of magic in the fifth year, which is quite unusual…
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What kind of game is Hogwarts Legacy?
Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world, action role-playing-game set in the 1800s wizarding world, which puts players at the centre of their own adventure.
Who is publishing Hogwarts Legacy?
Warner Bros. Games is publishing Hogwarts Legacy under the Portkey Games label. The game is being developed by Avalanche Software
When does Hogwarts Legacy release?
Hogwarts Legacy will release Holiday 2022.
What platforms will Hogwarts Legacy be on?
Hogwarts Legacy will be available for PlayStation5, PlayStation4, PlayStation4 Pro, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, Nintendo Switch and PC.
What is J.K. Rowling’s involvement with the game? Is this a new story from J.K. Rowling?
Each experience offered under Portkey Games will take place in the wizarding world and will be authentic to it. J.K. Rowling is supportive of Portkey Games and has entrusted the design and creation of the games to Warner Bros. Games and the developers involved. Her team have also collaborated with Warner Bros. Games on all aspects of Hogwarts Legacy to ensure it remains a true part of the Wizarding World experience and is in line with the creativity and magic that fans expect.
The story showcased in the game is not a new story from J.K. Rowling.
How does Hogwarts Legacy fit into the Harry Potter Wizarding World?
While Portkey Games are not direct adaptations of the books and films, the games are firmly rooted in the magical universe of the Wizarding World. While remaining true to J.K. Rowling’s original vision, Portkey game developers chart new territory by creating fresh ways for fans to immerse themselves in the Wizarding World.
Is Hogwarts Legacy an original story?
Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world, single-player, action role-playing videogame (RPG) set in the 1800s wizarding world. The story has players experiencing life as a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry like never before, as they live the unwritten and embark on a dangerous journey to uncover a hidden truth of the wizarding world.
What is the original story of Hogwarts Legacy?
Players will experience life as a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1800s as they embark on a dangerous journey to uncover a hidden truth of the wizarding world. They will grow their magical abilities by mastering spells, brewing potions, taming magical beasts and more.
How do you play Hogwarts Legacy?
Hogwarts Legacy is filled with immersive magic, putting players at the center of their adventure to become the witch or wizard they choose to be. They will grow their character’s abilities by mastering powerful spells, brewing potions, and harvesting magical plants as they face off against deadly enemies. Players will also encounter missions and scenarios that will pose difficult choices and determine what they stand for.
Can players choose their Hogwarts house in Hogwarts Legacy?
Players can choose their Hogwarts house at the start of Hogwarts Legacy.
Can players customize their character in Hogwarts Legacy?
Players can create the witch or wizard they want to be in Hogwarts Legacy. They can customize their character at the onset of their adventure. As they progress, they’ll also be able to develop their own special combat style.
Will players establish friendships in Hogwarts Legacy?
Some students at Hogwarts will become friends. As players grow these relationships, these schoolmates will become companions who can accompany players on their journey, expand their abilities and open up as players learn their stories.
Will you see Harry Potter, Hermione Granger or Ron Weasley in the game?
No, Hogwarts Legacy is set in the 1800s, before the time period of J.K. Rowling’s original stories.
What are the dangerous threats in the Hogwarts Legacy?
The Wizarding World is fraught with dangers including creatures corrupted by a magical force, sinister witches and wizards, as well as a possible mounting goblin rebellion.
Is Hogwarts Castle explorable in Hogwarts Legacy?
Yes. Players will be able to explore a fully realized Hogwarts Castle where they will attend classes, discover dungeons, secret passageways, and challenging puzzles.
Does Hogwarts Legacy have broom flight?
Broom flight is a method of travel in Hogwarts Legacy and there are also broom races. Players can take a Flying class to master their broomstick flying skills.
Can players ride magical beasts in Hogwarts Legacy?
Players can tame, mount and ride some magical beasts in Hogwarts Legacy.
What kinds of classes will players attend in Hogwarts Legacy?
Players will attend classes such as Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, and Potions where they will meet their professors, learn to cast spells, grow magical plants, brew potions and more.
How do players level up in Hogwarts Legacy?
In addition to classes and spells, players will have access to a deep set of upgrades, talents and skills to aid their progression as a witch or wizard. They can complete challenges throughout the world to earn experience and level up their abilities. Magical gear can also be upgraded and specialized to increase offensive and defensive capabilities in a chosen playstyle.
Can players mix and match spells in Hogwarts Legacy?
Mixing and matching dozens of spells in Hogwarts Legacy will let players define their combat style on the path to become the ultimate duelist.
What is the Room of Requirement?
The Room of Requirement is an important secret of Hogwarts that helps players customize and grow their abilities. We’ll have more details to share at a later time.
Does Hogwarts Legacy have online or co-op gameplay?
Hogwarts Legacy is a single player experience and does not have online or co-op gameplay.
Are there in-game purchases or micro-transactions in Hogwarts Legacy?
Hogwarts Legacy does not have in-game purchases or micro-transactions.
Will Hogwarts Legacy include accessibility features?
Hogwarts Legacy will include accessibility features. We’ll have more details to share at a later time.
Will Hogwarts Legacy adhere to Wizarding World lore?
Yes. While Hogwarts Legacy is not a direct adaptation of the books and films, the games are anchored in Wizarding World lore. Avalanche is creating a unique gaming experience that is inspired by the magical universe created by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, in which players will find new and unexpected locations, characters and story elements.
Does the game take place only in Hogwarts Castle?
Hogwarts Legacy takes players beyond Hogwarts to new and familiar locations including the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade Village.
What is Portkey Games?
Portkey Games, from Warner Bros. Games, is the games label dedicated to creating new Wizarding World mobile and videogame experiences that place the player at the center of their own adventure, inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories. Portkey Games offers players the opportunity to make their own narrative choices and engage with the Wizarding World setting to discover new and unique experiences. The label was created to bring gamers and fans new gaming experiences that allow them to delve into the Wizarding World in immersive ways where they can create their own magical stories.
What does Portkey mean, and why have you chosen it for this label?
In the Harry Potter series, a Portkey is an object, enchanted to instantly transport anyone touching it to a specific location. Most of the time, a Portkey is an everyday object that would not draw the attention of a Muggle. For Portkey Games, it symbolizes how games under this label will transport fans to their own adventures inspired by the Wizarding World.
What type of games will be developed under Portkey Games?
Portkey Games will enable developers to create a variety of new and immersive gaming experiences that are all inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. These experiences have not been written by J.K. Rowling and will not be direct adaptations of the books and films. These are games that have been created for the fans, by game-makers who themselves are fans of and have been inspired by the Wizarding World.
Are Portkey Games created with J.K. Rowling’s approval?
Each experience offered under Portkey Games will take place in the wizarding world and will be authentic to it. J.K. Rowling is supportive of Portkey Games and has entrusted the design and creation of the games to WB Games and the developers involved.