Here we go with the first gameplay for Hogwarts Legacy out of the State Of Play to show off how the game will look and play on the PS5 and PS4. It is easy to assume it will be close to what we will have on the Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and PC when it drops this holiday season, but this is what we have. Not just a small showing from Avalanche Software either, but a full walk-around of Hogwarts and a showing of the classes, casting, and crafting we will be doing in this action RPG. It is showing up to be what many Potter Heads have been hoping for, but also a whole lot more. Especially since this will be setting the legacies that will carry on to the story we have seen too many times already.
One of the interesting choices we are getting here for Hogwarts Legacy is that we will be playing during the late 1800s instead of during a time that we normally get. Not only that, but we will be taking on the role that gets accepted into the school during the fifth year and not a first year. This is most likely to make sure we can explain why the character is inexperienced for a fifth-year student at Hogwarts but also let them dive into elements that are generally reserved for non-eleven-year-olds. It also most likely fits into the demographic of players that the teams are looking to have in on the mix of it all. Even if it does make it a little odd to see them dumped into all of the other game mechanics we have here.
You can see it in motion a bit lower, but in Hogwarts Legacy we will have to go through all of the normal school stuff with the focus on four classes (Potions, Dark Arts Defense, Magical Beasts, and Charms). My guess is that these will be the paths of ability trees we can go down as we earn XP and explore. We will also need to put it all to good use as we go beyond the walls of Hogwarts to find said beasts, alchemical elements, and the dark wizards that are up to no good. Wizards that I am sure we will have to bring down to save the world as the stories normally go. Even if it would be rather cool to see if we can join the dark forces and become the first evil wizard in the stories out there. I guess we will just need to wait and see for now.
Hogwarts Legacy — Gameplay Reveal
Become the student you’ve always wanted to be as you experience life at Hogwarts and embark on a journey through the wizarding world. Discover magical beasts, craft potions, and master spell casting as you uncover the mystery of Ancient Magic.
Next, the magical minds at Avalanche Software take you through a behind-the-scenes look at how their vision of Hogwarts was brought to life in an open-world video game.
Your legacy at Hogwarts begins now. Live the Unwritten.
Hogwarts Legacy — Behind The Scenes
Every legacy begins somewhere — here’s your first behind-the-scenes reveal of the magic that brought Hogwarts Legacy to life.
Are you further hyped up to get into Hogwarts here or will that still need to be seen down the lines? Could we become an evil wizard in the mix here or will we always need to be the hero in the mix of it all? How many new beasts do you think we will need to find and save in our special rooms out there? Let us all know your thoughts on this and much more down in the comments here. More for Hogwarts Legacy will be coming to us all and we will be here to show you all of it. Just be sure to keep checking in for all of that and much, much more.