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Hogwarts Legacy: Release Date, Gameplay Trailers, Platforms, and More

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Brittany Alva

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3rd Sep 2021 12:48

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The Hogwarts Legacy release date is all anyone wants to hear about the upcoming Harry Potter game. While fans have gotten a taste of what the game will be about, the delays for the Hogwarts Legacy release date have a lot of people worried. Still, a release date is coming, and it might be quicker than you realise. We've not seen any Hogwarts Legacy gameplay outside of a leak from almost a year ago, but it's hard to believe that there won't be a gameplay reveal soon. Here's everything we know about Hogwarts Legacy including release date news, trailers, story, setting, and more.

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Hogwarts Legacy Release Date

Hogwarts Legacy has been pushed back a few times, but the official website for the game now says that it will be available sometime in 2022. However, there are still some milestones the game has to hit before a release date is set in stone.

For example, the game hasn’t been rated yet. That’s normally something that fans know about games as it gets close to being released, so it’s fair to say that it could be a bit before Hogwarts Legacy hits stores. 

However, since it’s been delayed already, it should hopefully release on time. Considering this, a 2022 date seems likely.

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Hogwarts Legacy Trailer

 

There was an official reveal trailer that was released on September 16, 2020. The trailer introduced the game as a new story set in the Harry Potter universe, hinting at the idea that it would be an RPG. 

The trailer also brought up the idea that the game would include aspects of the Harry Potter universe that will be completely new: ancient magic. They haven’t expanded on what this means, and even the game’s website doesn’t have too much to say about it. It's an area of Harry Potter lore that hasn't much been explored in media so far, which means Hogwarts Legacy will be treading new ground. 

Keep in mind that the Hogwarts Legacy release date was pushed back since the trailer was released, so the 2021 year in the trailer is outdated information. 

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Hogwarts Legacy Platforms

According to the Hogwarts Legacy website, the game will be released on both last-gen and next-gen consoles along with PC. This means the full list of platforms is as follows:

  • PC
  • PS4
  • PS5
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X|S

There hasn’t been any word on whether or not it will be cross-platform, but considering that the game is a single-player RPG and there is no Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer planned, it's unlikely.

Hogwarts Legacy: Storyline and Setting

While the trailer didn’t give too much information about what the game would be like, the official website does. The game will be set in the 1800s, and your journey will start as a student at Hogwarts. 

You’ll learn about various subjects from the world, including Potions and Magical Creatures. In your downtime, you’ll be able to meet new friends, which could lead to a multiplayer aspect, although we doubt it.

The entire game won’t be in the halls of Hogwarts though - the open-world adventure will take you to new areas across the Wizarding World as you go on a journey to use your ancient magic and determine the fate of the world!

If you’re excited for the game and want to learn more about it, check out these guides:

Hogwarts Legacy PS5 | Hogwarts Legacy Switch | Hogwarts Legacy Dumbledore

 

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Hogwarts Legacy Easter Egg Spotted During PlayStation Showcase

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Emma Hill

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15th Sep 2021 12:03

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