If you're a Harry Potter fan, you may have heard about the upcoming open-world action RPG Hogwarts Legacy. But what exactly is this game about?
According to the game's official website, Hogwarts Legacy takes place in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but in the late 1800s instead of the timeline we're familiar with. In the game, players take on the role of a student at Hogwarts in the fifth year, with the power to control a mysterious ancient magic that holds the key to an "ancient secret" that threatens the stability of the wizarding world. The game features an open-world map where players can explore Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, the Forbidden Forest, and the surrounding Overland area.
As players progress through the game, they learn spells, brew potions, grow plants, and tend to magical beasts. They can also customize their character, get sorted into their house, forge relationships, and master skills to become the witch or wizard they want to be.
One notable aspect of the game is its inclusivity. As reported by Wikipedia, the game features a trans-inclusive character creator and introduces the franchise's first transgender character, Sirona Ryan. This is an important step for representation in the video game industry and for the Harry Potter franchise.
Hogwarts Legacy is currently available on PS5, and will be available on PS4 starting from April 4, 2023. So if you're excited to explore the Wizarding World in a whole new way, this game might just be for you.