The new Hogwarts Legacy gameplay features an open world, combat, and room of requirements

Avalanche Software and publisher Warner Bros. Games presented a new gameplay showcase to highlight three different aspects of the upcoming enchanting RPG: open world, combat, and the popular Castle Requirement room.

Hogwarts Legacy hits PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on February 10, with a recent delay pushing the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions to April 4 and the Switch version to July 25. Perhaps as a way to calm the news from yesterday’s delay, or as a way to get gamers excited about February, four new looks have been released for Hogwarts Legacy, and you can watch all four below:

Both of these aired during today’s Hogwarts Legacy show.

Hogwarts Legacy: Open World

“In the first section of the gameplay, the player, a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the late 19th century, mounts his broom as it flies low over the open world,” reads a press release. “Flying over the Scottish Highlands, players descend to explore a small village that offers the chance to meet different witches and wizards while taking part in quest opportunities. The player then climbs on the Onyx Hippogriff (a pre-order exclusive Hippogriff variant) to traverse the landscape changing to winter and the land covered in snow.”

Hogwarts Legacy: The Fight

In this second gameplay video, combat is the focus. According to Avalanche, the player, wearing a Dark Arts cosmetic set, walks through the Forbidden Forest before hopping onto the back of Thestral to make way towards the Dark Arts Battle Arena. It is important to note that the Dark Arts cosmetic set, Thestral mount and Dark Arts Battle Arena are exclusive to the Hogwarts Legacy Deluxe Edition or as an in-game purchase via the Dark Arts pack.

“The player immediately casts the Avada Kedavra spell to show that the enemy’s health bar immediately goes to zero,” the press release reads. Tools such as potions and plants from the Room of Requirement can be brought with the player into combat to help defeat enemies more efficiently.

Hogwarts Legacy: Room of Requirement

In the third and fourth Hogwarts Legacy game videos from today’s show, we take a look at the famous Room of Requirement. Players can customize this space in many ways, including the architecture.

According to the press release, “Tomes and Scrolls boos can be found in Hogsmeade or be rewarded for completing various activities throughout the game.” “Facility items such as planting pots and fermentation stations can also be customized.”

Over the course of Hogwarts Legacy, players can conjure Loom, which is used to customize and add magical properties to gear. The video ends with the player interacting with the Vivarium, where monsters are being fostered at Hogwarts. Here Graphorn, Nifler, Kneazle, and Mooncalf are revealed. Pet and feed your adorable animals in exchange for useful magical ingredients to customize and upgrade your equipment. The game box allows you to play with your monsters, which you can name individually.

And that’s all revealed in today’s Hogwarts Legacy game show.

For more information on the game, check out the latest details revealed during Sony’s March State of Play, then read about Hogwarts Legacy’s PS5 DualSense features. Read about how controversial Harry Potter creator JK Rowling wasn’t involved in the making of Hogwarts Legacy (though she’ll almost certainly get paid as a direct result of that game), then check out this trailer showing off the common rooms, easter eggs, and more.

Hogwarts Legacy hits PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on February 10th. It will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 4th, and finally, the Switch version will be released on July 25th.


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