There's a new Harry Potter game coming soon, and it looks unreal 3 months ago

There's a new Harry Potter game coming soon, and it looks unreal

You could almost say it looks... magical.

There is no denying the massive popularity of the Harry Potter franchise.

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Between books, movies, and theatre, it's easily one of the biggest pieces of media of all time.

But one area that the series has been lacking in is the wizarding world of video games.

That's not to say there hasn't been some games on consoles; in the day of the movie tie-in, you'd be sure to see a Harry Potter game based on the film of the year.

Although, let's just say that some of them were not exactly the magical experiences gamers were hoping for.

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Hagrid on the original Playstation haunts our dreams to this day.

An ungodly sight.

Anyway, Avalanche Studios, the company behind excellent licensed games such as Disney Infinity and Toy Story 3 have been tasked with bringing Hogwarts to life in the new game, Hogwarts Legacy.

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While the game will be available on multiple consoles, Playstation were the first to show off gameplay for the new title, and it looks excellent.

Clip via Warner Bros. Games

The game is set in the 1800s, long before the time of Harry Potter and Voldemort's battle between good and evil.

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You start the game by creating your own character, before being sorted into one of the four houses of Hogwarts.

You get stuck into classes immediately, as you're entering the school following a mystery traumatic event.

Rumours of a goblin rebellion are abound, and it looks as though your character is more than just a late entrant into the school system.

You can cast spells, mix potions, encounter fantastic beasts, ride around on a broomstick, and explore all the secrets that Hogwarts has to offer.

You can even go beyond the castle walls, exploring towns and the surrounding countryside to fully engross yourself in the world.

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Basically, it looks absolutely deadly.

Hogwarts Legacy is set to release on Playstation 5, Playstation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in late 2022.