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

Hogwarts Legacy: Release Date, Gameplay Trailers, Platforms, and More
Images: Warner Bros

Written by 

Brittany Alva

Posted 

3rd Sep 2021 06:11

The Hogwarts Legacy release date is the hotly-anticipated news many Potterheads have been dying to hear. It has been an age since we heard any concrete news on Hogwarts Legacysurely not helped by the delays the game has faced since. But now as we settle into 2022, is a release date coming? And when will we finally see gameplay? Here's everything we know about the Hogwarts Legacy release date, including news, trailers, story and setting details. 

  • Wondering if there will be any multiplayer aspects to this digital wizarding world? Check out our guide on Hogwarts Legacy multiplayer

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, our hopes of 2022 are being somewhat disturbed as of late, as recent reports suggest that the game could be pushed back again, this time into 2023. Colin Moriarty of the Sacred Symbols podcast stating that he was "hearing behind the scenes that the game isn't coming out this year" and that "it's in some sort of trouble". However, these claims were then refuted by industry insider and reputable leaker AccNgt, who claims that the Hogwarts Legacy release date was on track for 2022, and the only reasoning for a delay would be to tactically avoid competition with other releases. 

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. 

Hogwarts Legacy Platforms

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

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

This goes against the believe many fans had that a Hogwarts Legacy PS5 exclusive was coming. 

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. This will debunk another fan theory that Hogwarts Legacy Dumbledore character may feature in the game. 

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!

That's everything we have on the Hogwarts Legacy release date and its surrounding information. Keep your eyes on this page though, as will be updating it as we learn more. 

 

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