There's a lot we still don't know about the upcoming Harry Potter RPG Hogwarts Legacy, but everything we've heard so far points to a pretty comprehensive wizarding world sim.
Last year's debut trailer made it pretty clear that Hogwarts Legacy will put us in the shoes of our own custom-built student, and that where we go from there is kind of up to us. There are classes to attend, dungeons to explore, and monsters to fight. One particularly interesting area that has only been briefly touched on thus far is the game's approach to choices and consequences. While not confirmed, it sure sounds as if there's some kind of morality system in the game.
Check out the Hogwarts Legacy trailer below - as if you haven't already seen it a thousand times.
"Hogwarts Legacy is filled with immersive magic, putting players at the centre of their adventure to become the witch or wizard they choose to be," a Q&A posted last year teased. "They will grow their character's abilities as they master powerful spells, hone combat skills and select companions to help them face off against deadly enemies. Players will also encounter missions and scenarios that will challenge their morality and determine what they stand for."
This obviously implies that you can choose the side of good or evil on your adventure, but just how evil can you go in Hogwarts Legacy? That's something one fan attempted to find out over on Twitter, asking Hogwarts Legacy writer DC Allen if the game being rated 16+ means no killing or use of Avada Kedavra (the Killing Curse).
"Are they not allowed to kill in 16+ games?" Allen responded. "I feel like you could fully kill bad guys in Horizon Zero Dawn, it just wasn't bloody. I don't think I can answer your question directly but in the trailer you can see there is a lot of evil occurring in the wizarding world."
While this is hardly confirmation, it sure sounds as if those who want to will be able to fully embrace their inner dark wizard and start slinging Killing Curses left right and center. I'd imagine any such ability would come towards the end of the game though, so don't expect to be able to go on a killing spree as soon as you start your time at Hogwarts.
Hogwarts Legacy is expected to launch in 2022. Hopefully we'll see more of the game in action later this year.
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