A sprawling single-player RPG set in the Harry Potter universe
Despite releasing several tie-ins during the height of the film franchise’s popularity, in the world of video games, the Harry Potter franchise has remained quite stagnant lately. This finally changes in 2023, however, thanks to the release of Hogwarts Legacy, a new prequel story set 200 years before the arrival of the boy who lived. It sets players in the shoes of a new Hogwarts student attending the eponymous school about to embark on their own adventure.
Developed by the same team behind Disney Infinity, Hogwarts Legacy is a fully single-player adventure. Players will be able to learn and cast various spells featured in the movies (as well as new ones), taming magical beasts and battling dark wizards as necessary to gain a leg up on all the evil forces threatening the school’s safety. Your legacy is whatever you choose to make it.
Hogwarts Legacy marks the first big-budget Harry Potter game to release on consoles in over a decade. Such an occasion has been a long time coming, with Hogwarts Legacy promising to be a deep and involving solo journey played from a third-person view. A morality system, similar to what’s seen in Mass Effect in Dragon Age, has also been confirmed to increase the sense of player agency. All your choices and decisions will have consequences in Hogwarts Legacy.