The developers Avalanche Software spent a full 20 minutes revealing new information about the Hogwarts Legacy during their state of play. So that you have an overview of all that has been shown, we have summarized everything that is important to you here in an overview. Below you will also find the new trailer including the state of play.
The most important information at a glance:
- release: Christmas 2022
- big open worldHogwarts and surrounding area
- flies: Via brooms or on a griffin
- housing: You can build your own home
- editing: Mixes ingredients in potent potions and spells
- mystery: At Hogwarts and beyond there are mysteries
- Action packed combat system: Many offensive, defensive and stealth spells
- lessons: Here you will learn new spells, among other things
- Lots of mini games: A game of hide and seek with Poltergeist Peeves and much more.
Under the link you can catch up on the full full gameplay status. You can check out the long trailer for this game here:
Hogwarts Legacy: 14 Minutes of Magical RPG
The Open World: “A Potter Lover’s Dream”
During the 15-minute trailer, we were able to gain all kinds of impressions not only about the school of magic itself, but also about the seemingly huge surroundings of Hogwarts. So we should not only be allowed to explore the corridors and halls, the great hall, the clock tower or the hospital ward, as we encounter all kinds of puzzles, small villages and areas far from Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade are also in the game.
Exploration in flight: To move faster, we grab a broom and fly around. The flight with Griffin can be seen as well.
Here’s what the developers say about exploring the game’s open world. (via PS Blog)
We wanted you to be able to discover new places, see what to find around the Black Lake and beyond, meet new witches and witches in the dwellings scattered across the landscape beyond Hogsmeade, and learn about other undiscovered rooms at Hogwarts or scattered in the Scottish Highlands.
Combat system: Lots of moves and question mark
Also, during the gameplay, a lot of battles were shown against witches and other creatures that we experience from the third person, casting spells and also manipulating objects from the environment in our favor. It will also be possible to infiltrate and silently kill enemies from behind. We may learn the attacks in lessons and from our classmates, among other things, but how the talent system works is still an open question.
Leisurely battles: For us, the big question mark remains behind the dynamics of the battles, which seemed very static, especially due to the behavior of the AI. Only when you play it will you see how much fun it is. There is also still a question mark behind the variety of offensive and defensive spells. According to the developer, the combat system provided the necessary depth. Difficulty levels have also been confirmed via the PS Blog.
Extensive customization options
As is already known, at the beginning of the game we can create our own wizard or spell using the character editor. As the game progresses, we can then customize our hat and gear.
Choosing a Hogwarts Home: Of course, initially we can also choose between four Gryffindor houses, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaw and Slytherin, giving us access to the relevant common rooms. It remains to be seen what effect the elections will have.
Housing and many other mechanics
As we have also seen, we are allowed to build our house outside of Hogwarts. What advantages this brings and how spacious the dwellings are, we are curious.
Apart from that, many other mechanics are seen during the gameplay, including craft potions or fermentation. It will also be possible to craft offensive items for battles, such as mandrake seedlings to block opponents with screams.
JK Rowling’s Transphobia: The success of Hogwarts Legacy is indirectly due to Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who is involved through current copyright and related sale of the books. Rowling has drawn attention in the past for her anti-transgender statements. If you’d like to learn more about it, you’ll find more information here, among other things.
All information about Hogwarts Legacy
If you want to know more information about the single-player role-playing game on PS4 / PS5, current Xbox consoles and PC, we have put together a detailed detailed article for you, which we hope will answer all outstanding questions.
How did you like State of Play and what are your hopes for Hogwarts Legacy?