Avalanche Software and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have shown off a ton of gameplay during a new Hogwarts Legacy showcase, including character creator, combat, user interface, and more.
It was the deepest look yet at the open-world Harry Potter game, which puts the player in the role of a fifth year student inside Hogwarts. It revealed how the new game will bring Hogwarts to life, starting with the Hufflepuff Common Room and continuing through various parts of the castle.
Here you can see the 20 minutes of complete Hogwarts Legacy gameplay shown in the presentation:
The tour included new details about the different missions, collectibles and other aspects that should be familiar to fans of open world games and RPGs. One of the main ideas is that the main character is behind other students, so he has to complete a series of mini-quests to catch up. These quests are cataloged in the Wizard’s Field Guide, which keeps track of items surrounding combat, quests, collections, and requirement rooms.
Classes, meanwhile, will be optional side quests.which will provide players with the opportunity to advance their spells and learn more about the various professors.
The stream also included a look at the character creator (in the video above), which includes a variety of hairstyles, such as dreadlocks and braids, as well as freckles and other options. The developers confirmed that you can change its appearance in the game going to a barbershop in Hogsmeade.
On the other hand, the developers recognized some of the elements the team was unable to include, such as Quidditch and Wizard Chess. Although they couldn’t include everything, they commented, they tried to include most of these elements in the narrative in some way.
The presentation concluded with a brief look at combat (in the video you can see below), in which the player faced a doll in the dueling club, which is located in the Hogwarts clock tower. developers too hinted at what lies beyond the walls of Hogwartspromising that players will be able to visit as many areas as they can see while taking in the vast Scottish landscape.
Warner Bros. has shown relatively little of the Hogwarts Legacy gameplay prior to this showing, focusing instead on story elements.
Hogwarts Legacy is being developed by Avalanche Software for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Its release is scheduled for February 10.