Hogwarts Legacy, the long-awaited Harry Potter game from Avalanche (the creators of the Disney Infinity game series), is perhaps gearing up to show the darker side of the Wizarding World.
In a tweet (since deleted) from Hogwarts Legacy writer DC Allen, a discussion of the potential age of the game opened up the possibility for the Harry Potter title to include the dark arts of the book series – the forbidden magic that only powerful evil wizards use.
When asked whether or not killing would be possible in the new game, the writer replied (as kept by Comicbook.com):
“Aren’t they allowed to kill in more than 16 games? I feel like you could kill the bad guys completely in Horizon Zero Dawn, it just wasn’t bloody. I don’t think I can answer your question directly, but in the trailer you can see that there is a lot of evil happening in the Wizarding World.
We already know that enemies will be using the dark arts in the game – one sooner PlayStation Blog The post from Adrian Ropp, head of history at Avalanche, mentioned that the game would feature “a duel against a deadly dark witch”. But Allen’s comments about what is allowed in “16+” games and the direct reference to completely killing villains in similar open-world games indicate the possibility of using themes and attack methods. more mature.
A little Dumbledore, a little Voldemort?
There’s still a lot to discover about Hogwarts Legacy, which is slated to release sometime in 2022 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, PS5, PS4, and PC. But we can certainly infer a lot about what to expect from Allen’s comments and previous information shared by Avalanche.
“The legacy of Hogwarts is filled with immersive magic, placing players at the center of their journey to become the witch or wizard they choose to be,” revealed a previous Q&A. “They will develop their character’s abilities by mastering powerful spells, honing their combat skills and selecting companions to help them face deadly enemies. Players will also encounter missions and scenarios that will test their skills. morality and will determine what they represent. “
This mention of “morality”, along with Allen’s comments, certainly leaves the door open for the use of the so-called “death curse,” Avada Kedavra, the instantaneous death curse that is notorious in the wizarding world. . Any good RPG worth its salt gives the player character the freedom to direct their path as they see fit – will Hogwarts Legacy leave us on the side of the powers of evil and do the most heinous acts Potterverse allows? Here’s the hope – sure it’s starting to look like this.