Fans can expect a world premiere exclusive look at the highly-anticipated title Hogwarts Legacy during Gamescom Opening Night Live on August 23. Geoff Keighley teased the news on Twitter today, along with a link for the streaming event.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) August 16, 2022
Last week, Warner Bros. and Portkey Games announced that Hogwarts Legacy would be delayed. Initially planned to release during the 2022 holiday season, the game will now hit shelves on February 10, 2023. This is the second time the title has been delayed, the first time from 2021 into 2022.
“The team is excited for you to play, but we need a little more time to deliver the best possible game experience,” the dev team said in a Twitter post. “You may be disappointed that the game’s been pushed out of 2022, but we’re excited to finally give you a release date you can look forward to.”
A whopping fifteen minutes of gameplay footage was shown during the Hogwarts Legacy State of Play in March, highlighting the game’s character creation, setting, and the many classes players will be able to take during their time at the famed school of magic. The title will take place in the 1800s, long before Harry and the gang were ever born. Players will begin as a fifth-year student, the reason for which has not yet been revealed. According to official sources, the player character holds the key to an “ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart.”
Many characters from J.K. Rowling’s book series will appear in the game, including Nearly Headless Nick and The Fat Lady. The single-player open-world game will allow full exploration of famous areas from Harry Potter’s world, including the Forbidden Forest, Hogsmeade Village, and Diagon Alley.
See the reveal trailer for Hogwarts Legacy below.
Gamescom Opening Night Live will air on August 23 at 2 PM EST. Other games slated to make an appearance include Goat Simulator 3 and Sonic Frontiers.
Hogwarts Legacy is now expected to release on February 10, 2023. The title will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. A Nintendo Switch version is also in development and will be released at a later date.