It reveals how you will have the chance to befriend Slytherin student Sebastian Sallow, with whom you will have the chance to decide whether to “embrace or reject the Dark Arts as you uncover his family’s mystery through his companion quest line.”
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 in 2023.