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Hogwarts Legacy is the newest game from the Harry Potter universe for PS5 and other platforms. Here are all the keys that could be seen in the first trailer and what we can expect from the first Harry Potter game for the new generation of consoles.
Harry Potter fans are in luck, because although it is true that there are numerous games based on the magical universe created by JK Rowling, the vast majority will have much to envy Hogwarts Legacy, the new video game announced during the presentation of the PS5 .
Although we have only seen one trailer and its release date has not been announced yet, it is estimated that it will be sometime in 2021, We already have different clues and clues about what to do and see in Hogwarts Legacy which is going to become the first open world RPG based on the characters and stories born from the Harry Potter books, a real treat for those who have grown up reading and watching his novels and movies.
When, where and how
The first thing to say about Hogwarts Legacy is that it does not take place in the 90s, when the entire Harry Potter story takes place, but almost 100 years before, well the game will take us to the late 1800s to become students of the nineteenth century College of Magic and Sorcery.
So we already have the when, the where seems clear, the Hogwarts School of Magic, but this only seems like the main setting since being open worldWe will surely be able to explore many more locations. Only in the trailer we can see plans of Hogsmade, the magical town next to the school, or the Forbidden Forest, one of the most mysterious places that encompasses much of the grounds belonging to Hogwarts.
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And how can we enjoy all this? According to the first synopsis released by Warner, we will take the role of a college student capable of perceiving ancient Magic who has “the key to a secret that could destroy the magical world”, all while following the normal course of a magic student I mean, he chooses his house, studies potions, plays Quidditch, and so on.
Important events that occurred in 1800 in the Wizarding World
Let’s forget about all the characters in the Harry Potter saga that we knew until now, since practically none were born in 1800, but that does not mean that interesting things did not happen during this time, as JK Rowling has gradually revealed through of passages described in the novels themselves or on their Wizarding World website where the story of the magical world is fed.
Quidditch is the most famous magical sport, although its rules become quite rare, and in some respects even absurd.
Hogwarts Express is created in 1830Although it will take more than 100 years for platform 9 and 3/4 to be established (in 1952) its construction may be an important event in the game. Elladora Black was born in 1850, ancestor of Sirius Black, and known for guarding the heads of the elves who had served her, she is also the sister of Phineas Nigellus Black, “the least popular director of Hogwarts in history”, in the words of his own great-great grandson. They may both appear as young students.
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In 1875 the law was established that prohibits underage magicians from doing magic outside the School, it depends on the year in which the game begins, we will be able to see young magicians using their wand wherever they go and the consequences of their actions.
Albus Dumbledore born in 1881 while his brother Aberfoth and his enemy Gellert Grindewald did so in 1883, which may play a role in introducing one of the most important characters in the Harry Potter saga, since the director would begin his training at school in 1892, which also falls within the period established for the events of Hogwarts Legacy.
In 1891 is when Dumbledore’s younger sister, Ariana, is attacked by some Muggle boys, provoking the fury of her father who is later sent to Azkaban for the torture he subjected them to. In 1899, Ariana loses control of her powers by killing her mother and being left in charge of her older brother, Albus, who has just graduated with honors from Hogwarts College.
Fantastic animals to interact with
Sure there are many more than those seen in the trailer, but it is true that the video already shows many of the magical creatures that will be present during the history of Hogwarts Legacy, including a hippogriff that we see soaring through the skies with a student on his back, just like Harry did in The Prisoner of Azkaban. We will also have the opportunity to face a Boggart, the being that manifests as our worst nightmares, or against an achromantic, the giant spider that Hagrid is so fond of.
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Also in the trailer we can also see Trolls, Thestrals, Inferi, a kind of skeleton zombies from the world of Harry Potter, cats, owls, the adorable Mooncalfs with their long necks and impressive blue eyes, the terrible dementors, which give rise to learning one of the most beloved spells by magicians the Expecto Patronum, and of course, the most important of all: dragonsAlthough it remains to be clarified to which of the species it belongs, since as we discovered in the Goblet of Fire, there are some much more aggressive than others.