Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay Footage Showcases Flying and More

The Harry Potter series of books shaped a generation of imagination and seeks to continue doing so through gaming. The upcoming Hogwarts Legacy game has been generating lots of interest and has recently released some thorough gameplay footage. It’s an open-world game set in the Harry Potter universe, which is exciting wizarding for fans of all ages. Though the game is expected for release early next year, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding it. Thankfully, this latest video gives us a much closer look than we’ve seen before.

Fresh New Hogwarts Legacy Footage

In 1997, J.K. Rowling managed to get the very first Harry Potter book published, and it took the young reader audience by storm. In addition to more books and a film series, the name has lent itself to games like Hogwarts Legacy which showcased some of its gameplay earlier this week. Currently scheduled for release in February of 2023, this is perhaps our first proper glimpse at the action.

The new footage depicts Game Director Alan Tew as he demonstrates different movement and combat mechanics. Players will get the chance to fly around on brooms, and hippogriffs, and cast iconic spells during magic duels.

The idea of wielding magic is a very common one. However, Harry Potter popularized it in a way much unlike any other fantasy series. After following the magical adventure of Harry and his friends, people wanted ways to experience that for themselves. Unfortunately, much like Star Wars, this franchise hasn’t had the best luck with gaming. However, Hogwarts Legacy may change that by granting players the freedom to explore the wizarding world in their own way. They’ll be able to become a student attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Expect to attend classes, explore the surrounding grounds, and have a magical adventure all of your own.

In just under two months, Hogwarts Legacy is expected to release across the board with many wondering about how it plays. Thanks to Alan Tew’s gameplay footage showcase, hopefully, some of the biggest questions have been answered.

Will Quick is a freelance media wizard living in Spain. When he's not gaming or writing, he's doodling comics or whatever else pops in his head.