Warner Bros. Pulls Back the Veil on Hogwarts Legacy in Gameplay Trailer

Hogwarts Legacy lets players create their own story in a dangerous world a hundred years before Harry Potter was even thought of.

Warner Bros. and Portkey Games finally revealed the long-rumored Harry Potter RPG. Dubbed Legacy of Hogwarts, the new Harry Potter game lets players forge their own path and uncover the untold story of the wizarding world long before Harry set foot in Hogwarts.

In short, it's a lot like those Dark Legacy rumors WB claimed were false earlier in 2020, including the outside regions and taking place in the 1800s.

Players create their own witch or wizard character and attend Hogwarts. All the usual classes make their appearance, from care of magical creatures to potions and herbology.

But the adventure lies outside the classroom. Some kind of ancient and forbidden knowledge waits to be uncovered, and everything learned at Hogwarts gets put to the test in the real world.

The Hogwarts Legacy trailer showed glimpses of several locations, from caves and ancient ruins to fields full of magical creatures both friend and foe.

The real test is deciding how the story unfolds. Once players get their hands on the Ancient Magic, it's up to them whether they give in to the dark side.

Hogwarts Legacy launches sometime in 2021 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, the Xbox Series family, Xbox One, and PC. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Hogwarts Legacy news as it develops.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Sep. 16th 2020

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