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Hogwarts Legacy Trailer Is Hiding A Ghostly Cameo

Warner Bros.

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Tom Chapman

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23rd Aug 2021 11:20

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There's something spooky going on in the hallowed halls of the famous school for Witchcraft and Wizardry. With Hogwarts Legacy shaping up to be one of 2022's biggest games, eagle-eyed Rita Skeeters have spotted a ghost hiding in the background of the trailer.

The prospect of an open-world Harry Potter game was already enough to get us parting with our galleons, but couple this with a brand new time period of the late 1800s, and we're willing to sell our Firebolt for a chance to play. We've already covered how dark magic could come into play and why arachnophobes should avoid Hogwarts Legacy, but now, a cryptic cameo suggests ghosts will be part of the party.

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Will ghosts be part of Hogwarts Legacy 

By now, we've pored over every inch of the Hogwarts Legacy trailer and poster - or so we thought. Posting on Reddit, u/trent_stewart showed off a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment we spot a ghost in the trailer. Opening the floor to speculation on who it could be, the general consensus is this could be Nearly Headless Nick.

While the half-decapitated Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington was a firm ally of Harry and co. in the books, Warner Bros.' movie series did the dirty on Nick. Although he was played by John Cleese in the first two movies, the character was phased out. There would be a sense of justice if Nick returned for Hogwarts Legacy. Considering he died in 1492, there's definitely scope for a poltergeist pop-up.

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If ghosts are coming to Hogwarts Legacy, there are any number of fan-favourites who can smear their ectoplasm around the castle. Remembering that the movies also cut Peeves (although Rik Mayall appeared in a deleted scene), players were quick to champion the trickster for a cameo. Responding on Redddit, one wrote, "The real question is if Peeves will be in the game", while another added, "Peeves Boss fight
I NEED IT!"

Others like the Bloody Baron, Gray Lady, and Fat Friar are also primed for an appearance, however, the fact Moaning Myrtle didn't die until 1942 means she won't be haunting the second-floor girls' bathroom. So, just where are these ghosts coming from?

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Will Hogwarts Legacy let you kill other players?

All of these ghosts pottering around the halls presumably come from the fact the Killing Curse will come into play.  We guess that you'll learn more powerful spells as you climb the hierarchy of Hogwarts, so while First Years will probably be practising their swish and flick instead of killing off bullies, the Killing Curse could be an endgame spell you learn to battle powerful enemies.

Teasing the darker side of this Wizarding world, writer DC Allen stopped short of confirming you'll be shouting "Avada Kedavra" at your screen and then hurling a controller at it. All of this comes with news that Hogwarts Legacy will have a morality system. Much like how Star Wars has made its bread and butter, things are never as simple as black and white. Even Tom Riddle was once a misunderstood child who strayed too far to the dark side.

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To be honest, we can't wait to embrace our inner Bellatrix Lestrange and shoot green jets from our wands. As long as our character doesn't become a ghost destined to be trapped in Hogwarts Legacy, we don't really mind. 

 

Check out our Hogwarts Legacy guides here:

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Hogwarts Legacy Easter Egg Spotted During PlayStation Showcase

Warner Bros. Interactive

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Emma Hill

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15th Sep 2021 12:03

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