Warner Bros. Games announces Hogwarts Legacy, a new open-world action role-playing game set in the wizarding world of the 1800s. Players will have a new experience living as students at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, embarking on an unprecedented and dangerous journey to discover a hidden truth from the wizarding world.
Developed by Avalanche and distributed by Warner Bros. Games under the Portkey Games label, Hogwarts Legacy will be released in 2021 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and PC.
Hogwarts Legacy is filled with magical immersive that put players in the lead role of their adventures to become the witches or wizards they choose to be. They will develop each character’s skills by mastering different and powerful spells, improving combat maneuvers, and selecting companions who will help them face deadly enemies. Players will encounter missions and situations that will present difficult choices that will determine what they believe.
“Hogwarts Legacy gives the player control over their own experience with an RPG gameplay unlike anything we’ve seen in Wizarding World, which will continue to bring content to fans through the Portkey Games label,” said David Haddad, president of Warner Bros. Games. “Avalanche brought this deep and rich world to life, filled with magic, as well as a mysterious and nuanced story that will win over fans and players.”
“It is an honor to work with such an incredible franchise. The team is committed to delivering a true Wizarding World experience that both Harry Potter fans and RPG fans alike will enjoy,” said John Blackburn, general studio manager at Avalanche. “Hogwarts Legacy is very special because it allows players to immerse themselves in a new narrative full of complex characters and, of course, a lot of magic,” concluded Blackburn.
As this pivotal story begins, players will increase their magical abilities by mastering spells, brewing potions, and fantastic taming animals. Along the way, they will discover an expansive world filled with dangers linked to the forgotten world of the Wizarding World and an unusual skill that only they possess. The open-world journey will take players beyond Hogwarts to new and well-known places in the wizarding world, including the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade Village.