Called The Invitation, it offers a bird’s eye view of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry while extending an invitation for you to become part of the magic and live out your dreams of attending as a student.
“The cinematic follows an owl carrying the coveted invitation as it soars across the castle rooftops and over the heads of students in The Great Hall, providing an overhead view of some of the iconic Hogwarts locations that players will be able to explore,” the publisher explains.
“As the owl glides through the castle, fans will recognize some familiar names and faces, including Nearly Headless Nick and Professor Weasley. The owl’s journey also highlights some of the hidden dangers that players will face, as it narrowly avoids a horde of giant spiders in the Forbidden Forest, a deadly blast of Avada Kedavra from a masked wizard and a dragon’s fiery breath.”
Avalanche Software is behind this open-world, action role-playing game, which is set in the 1800s wizarding world. Promising to be “filled with immersive magic that puts players at the centre of their own adventure,” you play as a brand new fifth-year student who has a unique ability to manipulate powerful ancient magic.
You will set out on a dangerous journey to discover a hidden truth of the wizarding world, with your character’s abilities growing throughout your adventure – whether that be mastering powerful spells, brewing potions or harvesting magical plants.
Confronted with deadly enemies, you will also have the chance to meet new friends who can accompany you, interact with school professors and face dangers that may jeopardise the future of wizardkind.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- Explore an Open World: The wizarding world awaits you. Freely roam Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, the Forbidden Forest, and the surrounding Overland area.
- Be the Witch or Wizard You Want to be: Learn spells, brew potions, grow plants, and tend to magical beasts along your journey. Get sorted into your house, forge relationships, and master skills to become the witch or wizard you want to be.
- Experience a New Wizarding World Adventure: Experience the wizarding world in an unexplored era to uncover a hidden truth from its past. Battle against trolls, Dark Wizards, goblins, and more as you face a dangerous villain threatening the fate of the wizarding world.
Hogwarts Legacy will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 25th July 2023.