Avalanche Software has posted new gameplay, showcasing their upcoming RPG game’s features and mechanics including a closer look at Hogwarts Legacy Questing. The game will offer multiple choices and endings. It’ll bring a unique experience for every player and the game’s huge replayability!
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 game 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 new gameplay showcases the upcoming Harry Potter RPG game’s features and mechanics including a closer look at Hogwarts Legacy Questing. We collected all the Hogwarts Legacy news and leaks to present everything we know so far about this game feature.
Exploration and Quests
Firstly, during the gameplay, we landed in the game straight to one of Hufflepuff’s dormitories. And once again we could admire the amazing graphics and how real and interactive the environment is.
One of the things I noticed first was the symbol with the green flame in one of the rooms. Turned out that with special spells you can reveal secrets, lore, and even mentioned collectibles. So, each time you find or are close to something new or interesting the icon will pop and looks like there is a ton of interactions with the environment. There were more potential interactive objects like the bowl of apples, but they didn’t show us much of it.
We could witness the use of the “Reveal” spell on the symbol next to the stack of barrels, which happen to be a secret that gave the player a special Wizards field guide. This guide has magical properties. It will track your progress, and also help you to work on catching on with other students. You can use it to learn about the school and gear, collections, talents and challenges all will progress your character and give you experience and what looks like a levelling system. the ways to level are through different types of challenges, quests, combat, exploration and the Field guide pages.
The next interesting thing is Hogwart’s house points. The feature is present in the game but not one of the core mechanics, more like narrative addition to the game.
The game offers fully-voiced quests, that can be found everywhere in the castle. Marked on a map and with a golden circle around the quest giver, and easy to find. Quests offer multiple choice options during the conversation and decisions that will affect the game ending, providing replayability possibilities. Looks like the dialogue options with the question mark provide information about the topic, and the options with the square icon will progress a conversation.
Now we need to talk about Game structure and questing. The Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay is split into chapters, each with a set of main quests and side quests. Some spells will be relevant to quests and progression to quests, so you need to expect them to have certain requirements, like spell knowledge or level.
Then there are classes, that help us progress through the story and as a wizard or witch. During the classes where you can learn spells, and major wizarding world tools which will lead to experience and progress all registered in mentioned before the Wizards Field Guide. All major spells and abilities you’ll learn from professors, on how important those NPC will be and what other role they will fill in the Hogwarts Legacy, we don’t know.
Additionally, according to Alan Tew, one of the game developers the game has multiple endings!
Different interactions with different characters can also offer different choice points for the player, and then some of those things can affect things game-wide; some of these affect characters’ lives, the ending of the game
Game Director Alan Tew
This information opens a whole new speculation and view on the new Harry Potter RPG. Multiple endings and choices that influence not only the state of the game’s world but the ending deliver more replayability potential. Additionally, games where players’ choices matter make the game world unique for everyone, and players can make it their own.
Unfortunately, this is all we know about this feature. Though, we can expect more information about Hogwarts Legacy RPG soon, as the game release date is just a couple of weeks from now.
Don’t forget that you can unlock some free accessories in Hogwarts Legacy right now, including a stylish new robe, mask and more!
Hogwarts Legacy release dates:
- 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
All information is based on pre-release sources. We’ll update it as soon as the game launches on February 10th 2023
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