Publisher Warner Bros. Games and developer Avalanche Software have released new gameplay footage of an open-world action RPG Hogwarts Legacy showcases the open world, combat, and Room of Requirement.
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In the first section of the gameplay, the player, a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the late 1800s, mounts his broom flying low over the open world. Flying over the Scottish Highlands, the player lands to explore a village that offers an opportunity to encounter different witches and wizards while also participating in quest opportunities. The player then mounts an Onyx Hippogriff (a Hippogriff variant exclusive to pre-orders) to traverse the landscape as it changes to winter and the land is covered in snow.
In a deeper dive into combat, the player, wearing the Dark Arts cosmetic set, traverses the Forbidden Forest before riding a Thestral to the Dark Arts Battle Arena. The Dark Arts Cosmetic Set, Thestral Mount, and Dark Arts Battle Arena are available exclusively in the Hogwarts Legacy Deluxe Edition or for in-game purchase in the Dark Arts Pack. The player immediately casts an Avada Kedavra spell to show that the enemy’s health bar immediately goes to zero. Items such as potions and plants from the Room of Requirement can be brought with the player into combat to help defeat enemies more efficiently.
In the final video, the player visits the Room of Requirement. The entire space can be customized and the architecture can be changed as the player summons objects in the space. Summons can be found on Tomes and Scrolls in Hogsmeade or rewarded for completing various tasks throughout the game. You can also customize utility items like plant pots and brewing stations. Over the course of the game, the player will be able to summon the loom which can be used to customize and add magical properties to his equipment. And finally, the player goes to the Vivarium where the beasts are healed. Graphorn, Niffler, Kneazle and Mooncalf are revealed. By petting and feeding a beast, they will give the player magical ingredients needed to customize and upgrade their equipment. There is also a toy chest for playing with the beasts and the beasts can be given individual names.
Hogwarts Legacy will release for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC via Steam on February 10, 2023, followed by PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 4, and Switch on July 25.
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Game Showcase II
Fight Dark Arts Battle Arena gameplay
Open-world flight game
Room of Requirement Gameplay
Game Vivarium Beast Care