During a Playstation 5 showcase event on Wednesday afternoon, Sony revealed a brand new Harry Potter role playing game called Hogwarts Legacy.
According to a description for the game, players will “experience a new story set at Hogwarts in the 1800s. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. Make allies, battle Dark wizards and decide the fate of the wizarding world.”
The trailer shows Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, and other areas of the Wizarding World, and the graphics look stunning. Watch the trailer for Hogwarts Legacy below:
The trailer is light on specific story details, but an extended description offers more enticing details.
“Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. Now you can take control of the action and be at the center of your own adventure in the wizarding world. Embark on a journey through familiar and new locations as you explore and discover fantastic beasts, customize your character and craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade talents, and become the wizard you want to be.”
“Experience Hogwarts in the 1800s. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. You have received a late acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and soon discover that you are no ordinary student: You possess an unusual ability to perceive and master Ancient Magic. Only you can decide if you will protect this secret for the good of all, or yield to the temptation of more sinister magic.”
“Discover the feeling of living at Hogwarts as you make allies, battle Dark wizards, and ultimately decide the fate of the wizarding world. Your legacy is what you make of it.”
The trailer and description indicate that your choices in the game will have a big impact on the storyline, and might even let you decide if you’re going to be a good or bad wizard.
The game will be released on Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, and PC in 2021.