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Information from the official art book for Hogwarts Legacy has reportedly been shared early, revealing new information about the game.
Twitter user Bigby shared images on Twitter that show what appears to be a character inventory menu, an early version of the game’s world map and biographies on certain characters.
They then proceeded to post more information from the book for a number of hours, including the game’s purported length – 35 hours to complete, 75 hours for 100% completion of all side quests.
They also went into detail on how the game’s missions and side-puzzles are featured in the game.
Hogwarts Legacy – gameplay showcase
While VGC won’t share the spoilers directly, a summary can be found on Reddit by user Spheromancer.
Following several delays, Hogwarts Legacy will be released for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC on February 10, 2023. It will then hit PS4 and Xbox One on April 4, and Nintendo Switch on July 25.
Developed by Avalanche Software (Disney Infinity), Hogwarts Legacy is described as an open-world RPG that takes players beyond Hogwarts to new and familiar locations “as they live the unwritten and embark on a dangerous journey to uncover a hidden truth of the wizarding world”.
The game’s launch will likely be surrounded by controversy due to the ongoing situation with Harry Potter creator JK Rowling, whose publicly expressed opinions on transgender people have been considered transphobic by LGBTQ+ rights organisations and have caused many Harry Potter movie actors, including leads Emma Watson and Eddie Redmayne, to publicly voice their support for the transgender community.
According to a Bloomberg report citing anonymous sources at Warner Bros.’ Avalanche studio, some members of the game’s development team have since fought to make the game as inclusive as possible in response to the author’s comments.