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All You Should Know About the Hogwarts Legacy Game

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By Augustine Mbam - - 5 Mins Read
The Hogwarts Legacy Game by Portkey Games has generated a lot of buzz since 2020. The open-world RPG game set in the Wizarding World was supposed to release in 2021. But, this got delayed to 2022 and later to 2023. In March this year, Portkey Games and Avalanche Studios unveiled the trailer for this much-awaited game. The trailer depicted an intricate storyline set against the nostalgic backdrop of Hogwarts and the places surrounding the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You might have questions such as: What is Hogwarts Legacy about? When will it release? Well, I’ve got answers for all these and more. So let’s jump right in!

When is Hogwarts Legacy Releasing?

Hogwarts Legacy will come out on February 10, 2023, for all platforms, including PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. It will also be released for Nintendo Switch, but the date for that remains unknown at this point. Fans of the game will get early access to the game via its special editions called Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition, and Collector’s Edition. Pre-booking for these editions is already open, and you can receive the game by February 7th.

What is the Story of Hogwarts Legacy?

Hogwarts Legacy takes place in the 1800s or the 19th century. This is much before the events of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. You will play as a fifth-year Hogwarts student who encounters ancient magic that could destroy the Wizarding World as we know it. However, you also have many questions and wonder why this ancient magic is resurfacing. There will also be other forces trying to harness this magic, and you set out to find out who it is. This is the overall premise of the game. The trailer also showcased dark art used in the game, which would likely play a significant role in the story.

What are the Hogwarts Legacy Editions: Standard, Deluxe, and Collectors?

The special editions of Hogwarts Legacy come with a few added perks, both in-game and IRL, for fans. Here’s everything you need to know.

Hogwarts Legacy Standard Edition

The Standard Edition is the most economical of the three. For the latest platforms, the game costs $69.99, and for the previous generations, it costs $59.99. You can buy the game at GameStop, Walmart, and Best Buy. However, only Best Buy would come with a $10 gift card, which means you’ll save that money while getting early access to the game.

Hogwarts Legacy Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition comprises a few in-game features which the Potterheads would enjoy exploring. These include an additional quest and a Dark Arts Pack. The Dark Arts Pack consists of Thestral Mounts, Dark Arts Cosmetic Set, Dark Arts Garrison Hat, and a Dark Arts Battle Arena. This edition is available on GameStop and Best Buy for $79.99, with the latter offering a $10 gift card. Purchasing this edition would be the only way to hop onto the Thestrals and explore the School of Hogwarts and the places around from a different perspective.

Hogwarts Legacy Collector’s Edition

The Collector’s Edition has all the features of the Deluxe Edition and more. In addition, it comes with an in-game Kelpie robe that your character can wear. The game will also come with a life-size collectable in the form of a book and a magic wand. The book will showcase the map of Hogwarts, Hogsmeade Village, the Black Lake, and a few other places from the world. The book can be connected to a power source, and one can place the wand above it, so it levitates. All this would cost you $289.99 or $299.99 based on the platform you purchase the game for. This edition, too, can be bought at GameStop and Best Buy.


Overall, this is everything you need to know about Hogwarts Legacy. Unfortunately, while people admired the trailer and were looking forward to the game’s release, they were not too keen on buying these special editions due to their price. If you’re a hardcore Potterhead, buying one of these special editions might gratify your inner wizard. If not, you can always buy the game on February 10, 2023.