Sony brings us an exclusive mission on PS4 and PS5

This is something we already knew and Sony confirmed to us yesterday during State of Play. Hogwarts Legacy will have a kind of Playstation exclusive, in the form of a mysterious mission in the alleys of Hogsmeade.

[Mis à jour le 14 septembre 2022 à 11h53] Hogwarts Legacy will probably be on top of the podium in the most awaited game of 2023. This creation from Avalanche Studios aims to transport us into the universe created by J.K. Rowling, who rocked the nights of the young generation X, Y and Z, and has the ambition to adapt this universe to the format of Open world RPG. In Hogwarts Legacy, you will have the opportunity to create your own wizard, to follow your courses at the prestigious Hogwarts School, and of course to unveil all the secrets of the wonderful wizarding world. A busy and tempting program that convinces quickly. The latest news about 2023 VIP: An exclusive mission for Playstation players, appeared yesterday in Sony’s State of Play.

Due to the collusion between Warner Bros. Games and Sony, we suspected that Hogwarts Legacy was going to offer some form of exclusive content to Playstation 5 and Playstation 4 players. So no, the game will in no way be a Playstation exclusive, and will also be released on consoles. Xbox and PC, but truncated from a small part of its content. So this little part will be the hunt for “Hogsmeade Haunted Shop”, an adventure located in the famous village adjacent to Hogwarts Castle. The protagonist will have to unravel the mystery of an unparalleled store, an epic both fascinating and terrifying, which will delight fans of Sony consoles.

Pre-orders for the PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC versions are unfortunately sold out, but you still have the PS4 Collector Edition available for sale:

Hogwarts Legacy Collector Edition PS4

Hogwarts Legacy Collector Edition © Warner Bros. Games

As a reminder, the Collector version of the game is loaded as costly, including €299.99 (323 euros on Amazon)

  • collector box
  • the game
  • 72 hours early access (Feb 7 instead of Feb 10, 2023)
  • Black magic cosmetic package
  • Deluxe Edition Contents
  • Black Mages hat
  • Kilby coat
  • Reach the Dark Mage Battlefield
  • Life size magic wand floating above a book
  • hard book

Most European video game fairs for the 2022 edition return for the first time in physics since 2019. Gamescom celebrated their opening on August 23 with Gamescom Opening Night Live, a fantastic evening presented by Geoff Keighley and dedicated to future video game releases. However, among the most prestigious models installed in Cologne, we were able to find certain games from Warner Bros Games, which presented us with two of its next creations, Gotham Knights and especially Hogwarts Legacy. The latter was once again teased to us by a trailer dedicated to the legacy of Sebastien Salou, or more specifically to the use of black magic in the wizarding world. Enough to satisfy the easily unforgivable little Tom Riddles.

Of course, the next generation features of Playstation 5 are in the spotlight in this brand new trailer. The Sony console, which is always talked about due to its perpetual shortage of stock, showcases the contribution of its accessories to the game. There is mention of haptic feedback (vibrations) for DualSense controllers, as well as the importance of 3D surround sound provided by Sony Pulse 3D headphones. Of course, next-generation consoles will be the best way to enjoy Hogwarts Legacy, offering technology capabilities that can support the graphical requirements of 3rd party RPGs.

In terms of gameplay, Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy is clearly leaning towards the popular RPG format. So it’s going to be an open-world adventure game set in the universe that has all of us dreaming a lot since Harry Potter was published in The Sorcerer’s Stone a little more than that now. 24 years old (which doesn’t make us any younger.). Of course, it would be difficult for this game to address exactly the plot of the works of J.K. Rowling, which is why it will take place in the 19th century, an era that has not yet been explored in the various works associated with the wizarding world.

On the plot side, the player will immerse themselves in the heart of the rebellion of the orcs, those little fellows we are used to seeing in Gringotts in books and movies. Although little has been said on this point, we can’t help but salute the initiative to create an original story. So the character will face different types of opponents, from monsters to witches, thanks to the different fighting techniques that include casting spells, potions, shuffles and rolls. It is somewhat similar to The Witcher but replaces swords with a magic wand. He also has the ability to combine his spells into different combinations and endings that offer some variety to what, in our worst nightmares, a Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows game might look like. Except that Avalanche Studio knows its theme, and has managed to incorporate various elements that can allow the player to diversify his playing style. Thus we can use a whole range of pets and plants to help us in the fight, as well as casting spells and potions.

In terms of the environment, of course, the walls of Hogwarts will be familiar to us, but not its inhabitants. Our character will be able to meet new teachers there, and they will have to catch up since he joined the prestigious school right in the fifth year. his privacy? His ability to understand ancient and ancient forms of magic propels him on a mission against those who seek to destroy the wizarding world. An original and refreshing epic feel free to wink at the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies.

By embracing the role-playing aspect, Hogwarts Legacy naturally adopts elements of the RPG genre, especially in terms of player progression. Thus, the protagonist gradually gains strength as his adventures progress, particularly by learning new spells at the court or by making new potions. There are also caches of hidden treasures located throughout the map, containing equipment of varying rarity that the player can use to upgrade his character. A little loot hunting side that will delight all RPG fans.

Speaking about the famous British author, Avalanche Studio, developer of Hogwarts Legacy, he specifically indicated that JK Rowling was not involved in the development of the game. The game is a unique creation that started in 2017, based on the highly powerful Unreal Engine from Epic Games. This graphic engine will be the perfect way to depict the famous castle, as well as the Forbidden Forest and the village of Hogsmeade, all of which will be located in the world of Hogwarts Legacy. There will also be courses in magic, sorcery, fantastic monsters to tame, and much more.

First announced in 2022, the release of Hogwarts Legacy has finally seen it bring it back to version February 10, 2023. A relatively anticipated announcement from players who were surprised by the game’s apparent appreciation as the latter half of 2022 approached. The delay was justified by Warner Bros Games due to development difficulties associated with the health crisis and the desire to deliver a finished product, worthy of the expectations of many fans of the JK Rowling universe. And to tell you the truth, we’re happy to be waiting for an excellent game, rather than delivering a mediocre one quickly. The game will be released in PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series and Nintendo Switch.

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