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The Harry Potter franchise will soon deliver its most comprehensive game yet and here’s everything you need to know about the Hogwarts Legacy release date, gameplay and more.

Harry Potter is one of the world’s most iconic film and literary franchises with countless fans around the world. Hogwarts Legacy appears to be the most comprehensive Harry Potter game to date.

With the Wizarding World rich in content to draw upon, the highly anticipated Hogwarts Legacy will immerse players in the Harry Potter universe like never before.

Here’s everything you need to know about Hogwarts Legacy, including release date, gameplay details, and more.

Hogwarts Legacy Release Date Rumors

Thanks to a March 17 gameplay trailer, we know Hogwarts Legacy should be coming Holidays 2022. As of now, there’s no concrete release date, but Potterheads won’t have to wait too long for the release of Hogwarts Legacy.

It makes sense that the highly anticipated game would release over the holidays to coincide with the seasonal ramp-up of Harry Potter movie marathons.

Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay Details

Hogwarts Legacy Spells

Ahead of the massive gameplay reveal trailer, the developers avalanche software teased that the game would be set in the 1800s. According to the developers, this was a conscious decision to keep your wizarding story from being overshadowed by a certain modern-day wizarding hero.

As the protagonist, your character will be tasked with investigating a rebellion led by goblins. Goblins have allied themselves with dark wizards and you will have to face dangerous enemies along the way. Hogwarts Legacy will allow you to explore the vast grounds of Hogwarts as well as many surrounding areas.

Wizard Character Customization

Hogwarts Legacy Customization

Players will have the ability to fully customize their character for this grand adventure. Once you have created your character, you will arrive at Hogwarts as a new student. Naturally, this means the Sorting Hat will place you in one of four Hogwarts houses: Griffyndor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin.

Student life at Hogwarts

Once you have been placed in a Hogwarts house, you will gain access to your dorms and begin attending classes. From Potions for Defense Against the Dark Arts you’ll try to hone your wizarding skills while making new friends along the way.

As a student, you will be able to bond with your classmates which might prove useful in learning new skills later in the game.

Hogwarts Legacy RPG Elements

Hogwarts Legacy Improvements

As you try to tackle the dark secrets that await you outside the castle, you are sure to become a wizard. you will be able improve your talents and abilities with the experience points you have earned by completing challenges.

Players will also be able to update their catalog of spells, making them more effective and powerful as they progress through the game.

In Hogwarts Legacy, battles between wizards will include the use of offensive and defensive spells, but that’s not all. Players can also brew powerful potions to give them an edge against enemies.

Is Hogwarts Legacy on Xbox Game Pass?

Hogwarts Legacy Wand Shop

At this time, there is no indication that Hogwarts Legacy will appear on Xbox Game Pass. The game will be available for purchase on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch.

There will definitely be some graphical differences for the game between console generations. Xbox Game Pass members would like to see Hogwarts Legacy available on the service and the developers will likely address its availability as we get closer to the release of Holiday 2022.

Hogwarts Legacy trailer reveal

Avalanche Software gave players a brand new gameplay trailer on March 17. The nearly 15-minute trailer featured the most in-depth look at Hogwarts Legacy yet. The trailer unveils several key aspects of the game as it details the plot, combat elements, RPG elements, and of course, a massive glimpse of the world that you will be able to explore.

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Image credits: Avalanche Software / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

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