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Harry Potter Hogwarts: Legacy RPG revealed for PlayStation 5

Published: 16/Sep/2020 21:39 Updated: 17/Sep/2020 0:33

by Alan Bernal

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Portkey Games have announced their first console release Hogwarts: Legacy for the PlayStation 5, introducing the brimming world of Harry Potter to the next generation of gaming.

This will be an open-world RPG where players can join Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Slytherin, or Hufflepuff to learn different magic that will be used to fight beasts and Dark Wizards alike.

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The game will release in 2021 and will let players assume the role of a new Hogwarts student, letting fans play out their fantasies across the four houses in the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Players will get to interact with some of the iconic areas from the Harry Potter franchise including the Forbidden Forest, inside classes, dormitories, the Great Hall, and more.

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Hogwarts Legacy will let players learn skills like Flying.

The trailer showed off different classes and skills that the player will be able to hone including Herbology, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, and, of course, Flying.

Interestingly enough, the game will take place in the 1800s and “your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart.” As a late acceptance, your character will go through the Hogwarts courses while discovering the secrets of the Ancient Magic.

Since its an RPG, the game will let you choose to pick the good or evil route throughout the story. Details of how this will change the game have not been revealed.

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In the trailer, wizards and witches are seen battling trolls, the undead, spectres, and more creatures from the magical world.

Even more exciting, there are going to be locations outside of Hogwarts to explore. In the trailer, we see a brief look at Hogsmeade and, if we’re to assume the role of a new Hogwarts student, then Diagon Alley could also play a small part in the game.

This has been a title that Potterheads have long been waiting for, and will finally be able to jump into the secret world of magic soon.

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The project is in collaboration with Warner Bros Games, Avalanche, Wizarding World, and Portkey Games. Hogwarts: Legacy will be available in 2021 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.

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World of Warcraft Shadowlands expansion has been delayed

Published: 1/Oct/2020 22:25

by Theo Salaun

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World of Warcraft’s Executive Producer John Hight has revealed to fans that the game’s highly anticipated expansion, Shadowlands, is being delayed until later in 2021.

While Shadowlands was initially expected, following a Gamescom 2020 announcement, to be released in October of the same year, that date has now been postponed. The initial release date was fitting, as the game’s hellish themes would couple nicely with the Halloween energy of the spooky month, but Blizzard have decided that the iconic franchise’s first major expansion since 2018 is simply not ready for public consumption just yet.

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In the spirit of putting out a finished product, not simply a close-to-finished one, Hight’s statement explains that Shadowlands is nearly complete, but could use some more polish before its official release.

Affirming that the game will be coming in 2020, but that its exact timing remains uncertain, Hight clarifies to WoW’s eager audience that the expansion’s “zones, the campaign, the level-up questing experience, and the story we have to tell are essentially ready to share.” 

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But, in less exciting news, he adds that “as everything started coming together and we’ve been listening to and building upon your feedback, it’s become clear we need a little more time for additional polish, and to balance and iterate on some interlocking pieces.” Said feedback ties directly into why some fans of the popular title are thrilled about this delay, while others are dismayed.

There is a popular running story of a WoW player who heard the Gamescom announcement and immediately scheduled his time off from work for the week following October 27. Although many are likely in a similar boat and understandably annoyed that they won’t be able to play the game as soon as they hoped, there is a different, particularly enthusiastic group that is very happy about this delay.

As expressed by the popular Warcraft streamer, Asmongold, this is a good thing. That camp of fans would rather have WoW release a better expansion late than an unfinished iteration early. At the moment, that is the logic behind Blizzard’s decision and with the pre-patch still scheduled for October 13, there is hope that it won’t take too long for the developers to finish polishing.

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