Watch the nearly 35-minute presentation below, which includes commentary from game director Alan Tew, systems designer Mekenzy Toner, community manager Chandler Wood, and guest community host Ben Snow.
In addition to providing an in-depth look at broom flight in the open world, the Collector’s and Deluxe editions of the game feature the Dark Arts Battle Arena, where players can try out Unforgiveable Curses before they are unlocked.
The Unforgivable Curses first appear in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third instalment in the series. Except in exceptional circumstances, anyone caught using one of these curses in the Harry Potter universe would be condemned to prison. Those who employ the killing curse (Avada Kedavra) are also thought to have a bit of their soul torn out.
The Room of Requirement, introduced in the exhibition, is “your house within Hogwarts, a personalizable environment that really has some utility as well, where you get to brew things and cultivate things and also care for certain critters,” as the text puts it.
Hogwarts Legacy, published by Warner under their Portkey Games imprint, has seen its release date pushed back from 2021 to 2022 and now to early 2023.
The game will be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on February 10, 2023. After that, on April 4 for PS4 and Xbox One and on July 25 for Nintendo Switch, Hogwarts Legacy will be available to the public.