"Live the unwritten"
—Tagline of the game[1]

Hogwarts Legacy is an upcoming open-world action role-playing game set in the 1800s in the wizarding world. Developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment under the Portkey Games label, the game will be released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC in 2021.[1]



"Experience Hogwarts in the 1800s. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. You have received a late acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and soon discover that you are no ordinary student: you possess an unusual ability to perceive and master Ancient Magic. Only you can decide if you will protect this secret for the good of all, or yield to the temptation of more sinister magic.
Discover the feeling of living at Hogwarts as you make allies, battle Dark wizards, and ultimately decide the fate of the wizarding world. Your legacy is what you make of it.
Hogwarts Legacy website[1]

In this Hogwarts-based game set in the 1800s, players experience the life of a student at Hogwarts as they live the unwritten and embark on a dangerous journey to uncover a hidden truth of the wizarding world.


The game was originally leaked on Reddit in October 2018 alongside an unofficial trailer which showed an extensive character creation, spell-casting, magical creatures, and exploration. No official comment was given by either Warner Bros nor J. K. Rowling, although many reputable sources inside WB Avalanche, including high ranking employees, teased or claimed to know of the game.[2][3][4][5]

The game was announced via a video game showcase stream by Sony on 16 September, 2020.[6]


  • Character creation





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Behind the scenes

  • Since this game will be set before the birth of most British and Irish wizards seen in previous works of the Wizarding World, it is likely that almost all of its characters will be new, although their ancestors might make an appearance in the form of the scions of known wizarding families. Exceptions would be characters who are known to have been present at Hogwarts already in the 19th century — including Peeves, ghosts (the House ghosts and possibly Professor Binns), portraits and some few wizards such as Albus Dumbledore and Elphias Doge (who were Hogwarts students in the 1890s) and Armando Dippet.
  • Interestingly, and perhaps mistakenly, promotional images appear to have shown the Hogwarts Whomping Willow and the Forbidden Forest Acromantula colony; both would be anachronisms, since they date from long after the 1800s — the latter was established by Aragog and Mosag in Rubeus Hagrid's third year at Hogwarts (1943), and the former was planted when Remus Lupin started at Hogwarts (1971).

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