Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG set in the world introduced in the Harry Potter books. It’s quite easily one of the 2023 most highly-anticipated games. The story takes place at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1800s. Players can create their own Wizard or Witch and explore the magical open world, attend classes, fly on magical creatures, fight casting spells, make potions and much more.
The show in the Avalanche Software studio was hosted by Community Manager Chandler Wood, Ben Snow, and developers Game detector Alan Tewshowed and Systems Designer Mekenzy Toner. The new Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay features new information about the Brooms, Broom Flight and Mount Flight. Completely new information about the brooms, upgrades and exploration with the different types of transportation options. Let’s take a look!
Broom and Mount Flight
Firstly, for those who haven’t seen the Gameplay the smooth animations, wind effects and beautiful sound effects that accompany broom flight and mount flight made a big impression. Developers really put a lot of work into this feature creating a unique atmosphere, and a useful tool at the same time.
“Brooms are more than just an item that you hop on and go from point A to point B” said Game director Alan Tewshowed. During the gameplay showcase, developers explained that brooms have their own mechanics. As we saw a player fly up the meter in the lower right corner was draining. When the player’s character stayed close to the ground they could fly with maximum speed without draining the golden “broom meter”
This solution allows players to fly fast but close to the ground and explore the open world of the Hogwarts Legacy.
However, there is a special brooms shop in Hogsmeade that sells various brooms, cosmetics and upgrades. Players can buy different broomsticks and customise them further. As a result, this feature is giving the option to pick what fits better to the player’s character personality, taste or how they want to tell the story.
Also, in the special broom shop, players will be able to buy broom upgrades. We haven’t seen this menu or any related gameplay yet, so all we know is that upgrades can extend the broom meter and not only. As a result, player will stay in the air for longer, fly higher or increase the broom speed with the different upgrades.
For Example, the brooms shop’s owner is trying to perfect the brooms, player can participate in it to unlock improved brooms and get better at flying!
Brooms are great at travelling the world as quickly as possible but players can also hop on the hippogryph. The hippogryph shown in the picture above is one of the flying mounts, and players can use it as a horse, on the ground, or explore the world from above. The hippogryph is a unique mount, available for players who pre-ordered the game.
Lastly, developers confirmed that each transportation type has its own identity and a reason for being in the game.
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Hogwarts Legacy Platforms and Release Dates
Developers officially set the PC release date on February 10th 2023 for PC, but for consoles, they only provided us with the list of platforms, that the game will be available to play. Finally, we have all console release dates, including Switch!
The game launches on – the full list:
- February 10, 2023, for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC
- April 4, 2023, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
- July 25, 2023, for Nintendo Switch
As you can see sadly some of the console users will have to wait longer until they will be able to join the epic adventure in the magical world of Hogwarts Legacy.
The Hogwarts Legacy Release Date is officially confirmed as February 10th 2023 for PC. The complete list of platforms includes PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC and Nintendo Switch. Let’s take a closer look at the game and all platforms’ release dates.
Other Important Information
Hogwarts Legacy has fans of the magical world of Harry Potter looking forward to February with high hopes. As we get closer to the release date, the developers continue to reveal more about what we can expect to see in the game. On Nov 11 2022, the new Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay 1 was revealed during the official AvalancheSoftware Studio stream, and developers had a lot of interesting pieces of information to share with us, click HERE for more about the first Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay!
The Hogwarts Legacy will be a single-player game, not an MMO, and will not have any online or co-op gameplay.
Also, don’t forget you can determine now on your character wand and Hogwart house! Also, you can unlock some free accessories in Hogwarts Legacy right now, including a stylish new robe, mask and more!
More coming soon!
All information is based on pre-release sources. We’ll update it as soon as the game launches on February 10th 2023