Hogwarts Legacy is going to take us on a journey to the world of Harry Potter like we’ve never seen before. Not only will it recreate iconic locations in incredible detail, we’ll be visiting Hogwarts long before Harry Potter first walked those corridors.
With an utterly open world with freeform exploration, Hogwarts Legacy is going to give unprecedented access to the world so many love. Here’s our choices for the places we’ll be visiting first when we get our hands on the game.
One of the highlights of the novels and the film are the Quidditch scenes. Featuring fast paced action, tense moments of peril, and labyrinthine rules that can only come from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Quidditch has become one of the most iconic inventions from the series.
Hogwarts Legacy features the entire Quidditch pitch, to real scale, for you to explore. While you won’t be indulging in the game yourself, you can hop on your broom and take a closer look at that legendary area, and we can’t wait.
The Common Rooms
The Common Rooms are areas you’ll be returning to over and over throughout the course of the game, as such they have to make an impact and from what we’ve seen of them they certainly do. Each has a unique animation for its entrance, from swirling snakes for Slytherin to Ravenclaw’s giant bronze raven revealing the entrance beneath its metal wings.
Inside they’re no less remarkable, making your choice of house not only a thematic one but an essential and difficult decision – which Common Room you choose will determine where you spend much of your time, after all.
The Room of Requirement
If you’ll be spending a lot of time in your Common Room then we expect that will pale next to the amount of visits the Room of Requirement will be receiving. It’ll be your home away from home, where you’ll grow plants, make potions, and perform other beneficial activities to enhance your Hogwarts experience.
But that’s not all, as you’ll get to customize the look and feel of your Room of Requirement meaning no two people will have the same room. From the furniture to the decorations, you’ll have the chance to make your Room of Requirement entirely your own.
We’ve focused on Hogwarts itself but no adventure is complete without peril. The Forbidden Forest looks ready to be full of danger and nasty creatures, making it our destination when we want to feel a little adrenaline.
Giant spiders and worse await under those gloomy branches, so while we can’t wait to explore it, ‘excited’ may be too strong a word – we’ll be treading lightly when we visit The Forbidden Forest. Very lightly indeed.
If you can’t wait to get your hands on Hogwarts Legacy for PC, head over to the Green Man Gaming shop and secure your copy today. Remember, if you pick up the Deluxe Edition pre-purchase, you’ll be able to dive into the fun with 72 hours early access.