Hogwarts Legacy will be released in Holiday 2022.
Two years after it was first revealed to the world, Avalanche Software announced Hogwarts Legacy will be released this holiday.
Before the release window, Avalanche showed off nearly 20 minutes of gameplay that included all the various activities players can partake in their life as a wizarding student at Hogwarts. This includes taking magic classes, wizard duals, raising magical creatures, and more.
Hogwarts Legacy was announced in 2020 and was set to be released in 2021 before being delayed to 2022. The holiday release window is slightly more concrete than that so folks hoping to hop a train to Hogwarts will have to wait until the tail-end of the year.
Today’s State of Play was almost exclusively geared towards showing off the various activities players can do at Hogwarts and it’s quite a bit. From being sorted to your own house and studying as a fifth-year wizarding student, Hogwarts Legacy truly seems to be a chance for players to live their life as a wizard student.
As for plot details, those remain under-wraps. Players will join in as fifth-year students in the late 1800s. Players can also fully create their own characters, so there’s no set protagonist to inhabit. Check out our full rundown of Hogwarts Legacy gameplay details here.
The game has stirred up discussion over its connection to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who has become notable in recent years for her transphobic comments. Warner Bros. has said the author is not directly involved with the game, but leadership has said “she’s entitled to express her personal opinion”. Reports have since suggested that the game will allow for transgender characters to be created.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.