Call it an expansion of J.K. Rowling’s already well-known Wizarding World! Warner Bros’ Hogwarts Legacy is an action-adventure RPG in which players take on the role of one of the many students at Hogwarts, participating in classes and activities, all while uncovering a hidden and more sinister mystery.
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In the past couple of months, we’ve seen leaks and gameplay footage of Hogwarts Legacy, and it doesn’t let down. Below, you will find out everything you need to know before you purchase the game.
Although the game is set to launch on February 10, 2023, some items can already be claimed! In the gameplay reveal, we see the main character wearing a robe that carries the emblem of their respective houses. The robes are actually free and claimable after simply linking your Harry Potter fan account to your Warner Bros’ games account. Players will receive special rewards as well as the all robes we see in the gameplay, which is also noted on the Hogwarts website.
Along with robes, players also get their own personal wands. While making a Harry Potter fan account, players take quizzes that sort them into one of the four houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw, that somewhat personalizes their rewards. Players also get a beaked skull mask that looks quite cool, but we know nothing about this item right now!
After a hectic day of classes and activities, students can disperse to their houses’ common rooms. Just like in the books and movies, each house has their own common room, each themed accordingly. Below, we will go over everything we know about each common room.
The Gryffindor Common Room
Students who are housed in Gryffindor are said to embody bravery and boldness, and also have a keen liking for the colours gold and red. In the gameplay footage, the entrance to Gryffindor’s common room is through a painting that leads right into a spacious-round sitting room in which students can spend the rest of their day.
The Ravenclaw Common Room
If you are a Ravenclaw, you are expected to be intelligent, wise, and a quick-thinking individual. Upon entering the common room, you’ll be quick to notice the constellations up on the roof and the entire room themed in the colour blue. The developers of the game have taken inspiration from the books and movies but have also added a little bit of their own twist to things not seen before.
The Slytherin Common Room
Slytherin students are known to be extremely cunning, ambitious, and resourceful, as fans of the Harry Potter series know them to be. In the gameplay reveal, the entrance to the Slytherin’s common room is by far the coolest one yet! A mystical snake-like statue spirals around the entrance and creates a door that leads into steep steps to the main hall. The room is filled with skulls of mystical creatures and hallways decorated with statues. You’ll be quick to note the room is tinted green with very little natural light seeping through.
The Hufflepuff Common Room
The students of Hufflepuff are usually the most well-behaved and most reliable people. Loyalty is one of their traits, along with patience and a strong sense of justice. They also aren’t known to be the brightest of the lot, but they work hard enough to be noticed. Their common room is one of the coziest rooms we’ve seen so far: each room is filled with plants and greenery, and most of the doors are round and wooden.
We don’t want to spoil the gameplay or the story; below we will outline the Hogwarts Legacy plot to expect!
Taking place during the late 1800’s, players take control of a fifth year student at Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry. The wizarding world is in another crisis, a new mysterious ancient-magic has surfaced and it is your job to control and stop it before it spreads and wreaks havoc.
There are many side missions, and let’s not forget, an entire open-world to explore and experience! Slowly but surly, there will be more information and gameplay footage released for the game and we will keep you posted.
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