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A screenshot of “Hogwarts Legacy” was leaked to the public in 2018. Although the story takes place in the world of Harry Potter, he will not be apart of the game.
At the PlayStation five showcase on September 16, 2020, Sony confirmed that the RPG game “Hogwarts Legacy” exists, the reveal ends many rumors. “Hogwarts Legacy” will debut in 2021 on all major platforms — Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
It is a Harry Potter-inspired game that takes place between the 1800s. The Location was first introduced in the J.K. Rowling book series. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is located in the Highlands of North-Western region of Scotland. It sits on a huge rock above the Black Lake. It only accepts magical students from Great Britain and Ireland. It is funded by the Ministry of Magic and state-owned.
The fictional location appears as an abandoned castle should any Muggles stumble upon the school. It is protected by numerous charms and spells. The institution is kept a secret to protect the students and the teachers’ style of teaching. The academy is in the Forbidden Forest which has slopes, greenhouses, flowerbeds, and towers, Astronomy, Ravenclaw, and Gryffindor. One of the pillars is an owlery that houses the students and teachers owls. It has 142 staircases that change position, many rooms also move around.
The protagonist is a student that holds the key to an ancient secret, that posses an unusual ability to perceive and master ancient magic. The player gets to customize its character and can explore areas outside of Hogwarts.
As a hero with an unusual talent for sensing and controlling Ancient Magic, the player has to choose if he or she will use it for good or evil, and can explore areas outside of the school.
Warner Bros. President David Haddad said:
“Hogwarts Legacy” gives players control over their own experience with RPG gameplay unlike anything else in the Wizarding World, which will continue to build fan appeal in the Portkey Games label, Avalanche has brought to life this rich and deep world, full of action-packed magic, as well as a detailed, mysterious story to engage fans and gamers alike.
The publishers on the Warner Bros. Games FAQ explains “J.K. Rowling will not be involved in the creation of the game, however, her extraordinary body of writing is the foundation of all projects in the Wizarding World, “Hogwarts Legacy” is not a new story from J.K. Rowling.” Although she is not apart of the making of the RGP game, she will earn royalties and will profit from the entirety of the Wizarding world universe.
Written by Jessica Letcher
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware
Yahoo! Life: Hogwarts Legacy, the long-rumored Harry Potter game, is real and will be a big budget action RPG; Jonathan Lee
Polygon: J.K. Rowling ‘not directly involved’ in creation of Hogwarts Legacy game, Warner Bros. says; Ryan Gilliam
Fandom: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
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