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New Harry Potter RPG rumours claim that the game will have its own Nemesis System, romance and a dark story

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Accio fresh rumours! Its been a while since any new rumours for the Harry Potter RPG game that Avalanche Software has been working on have managed to surface, but it’s time to get Sirius. In a fresh Reddit post via VG247 that claims to have the scoop directly from Warner Bros. (Expecto Pinch-Salto), one source says that Avalanche’s project is going to be an ambitious return to Hogwarts. Here’s a breakdown on the rumour and details of what the game is apparently all about:

  • The game won’t have Harry Potter in the title, and will instead be called Hogwarts: A Dark Legacy which also describes yer mum perfectly
  • You’ll be playing as a Hogwarts student throughout their magical high school career, “all the way until graduation”
  • There’ll be a full customisation suite available for you to create your chosen wizard in training
  • Aside from gender, you can also choose to be a pure blood, Muggle or Half-blood
  • Hogwarts: A Dark Legacy will deal with mature themes, with Avalanche pushing for a Teen rating as the bare minimum
  • There’s going to be a whole lot romance on offer, with characters able to pursue several love interests and eventually marry their chosen partner
  • Hogwarts: A Dark Legacy takes place after the events of The Deathly Hallows, so no Voldemort threat to worry about
  • The primary antagonist will be a Death Eater who commands his own gang of ne’er-do-wells
  • There will be some famous cameos though
  • There will be four major hubs to explore, with Hogwarts, Hogsmead and the Ministry of Magic listed so far
  • The player skill tree will have five branches of magic to unlock, with some spells gated off by your morality and which side you lean towards
  • You can’t learn forbidden spells
  • Combat is apparently quite fluid, with players needing to conserve magical energy and move with tactical precision
  • Enemies include magical creatures and other wizards
  • A large part of tge gameplay also focuses on your personal rival, which is based on a system not too dissimilar from Shadow of Mordor’s Nemesis system
  • Each playthrough of Hogwarts: A Dark Legacy will feature a unique rival who can be “beaten, killed or made an ally based on decisions you make in the game”
  • Yes there will be Quidditch, and an in-universe card game influenced by The Witcher 3’s Gwent
  • An official reveal will apparently come before August, with Hogwarts: A Dark Legacy scheduled for a June 2021 release currently
  • JK Rowling is still batshit crazy

Phew! That’s a lot of details! This year would have seen Warner Bros. Interactive take to the E3 stage with their very first press conference if 2020 hadn’t gone absolutely pear-shaped. With the hype machine schedule readjusted, That reveal should come sooner rather than later.

Last Updated: June 8, 2020

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