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.
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.
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.
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.
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.