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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

16 Comments

  1. SagatatiaRZA

    June 8, 2020 at 13:13

    “JK Rowling is still batshit crazy”

    Clearly not just a rumor then when we have facts like these.

    Thanks for the beautiful header and content. Been so so so thirsty for news on this game.

    Reply

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 8, 2020 at 13:40

    Wondering what kind of age restriction this will have? I’m going with ‘Arry PG.

    Reply

    • Pariah

      June 8, 2020 at 13:58

      I thought that was the genre?

      Reply

  3. Matthew Holliday

    June 8, 2020 at 13:50

    So Mass Effect Biotic training academy, back when the biotics used sticks instead of implants to use their powers, I can deal with that.

    Reply

    • Pariah

      June 8, 2020 at 13:57

      I’m Pariah, and this is my favourite comparison on this website.

      Reply

  4. HairyEwok

    June 8, 2020 at 14:11

    Oh my… A Harry Potter based story that won’t go any lower than a teen rating….
    https://thumbs.gfycat.com/ReasonableSomberGangesdolphin-small.gif

    Reply

    • Pariah

      June 8, 2020 at 14:11

      Is that a patronus in your pants or are you just happy to see me?

      Reply

  5. MaSeKind

    June 8, 2020 at 16:12

    I’ve always said that the wizarding world probably has very kinky sex things going on given the fact they can pretty much do anything with magic. Would explain the Weasley’s having so many children.

    Let’s hope the romancing in the game gets a bit creative

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    • Charlotte T.

      November 10, 2020 at 03:08

      did you just imply that the mr and mrs weasley are kinky? bravo!

      Reply

  6. Pariah

    June 8, 2020 at 13:07

    Won’t lie, didn’t read the article. Came for that exquisite header. I know which header’s going to win this week, for sure.

    Reply

    • The D

      June 8, 2020 at 13:30

      I too, shall not lie: I wrote this entire post just to justify that header.

      Reply

      • Pariah

        June 8, 2020 at 13:37

        100% worth it.

        Ps, I did end up reading it.

        Reply

      • Guz

        June 8, 2020 at 14:19

        10 points to Gryffindor!

        Reply

      • Guz

        June 8, 2020 at 14:19

        10 points to Gryffindor!

        Reply

  7. Iskape

    June 8, 2020 at 13:13

    Sounds more like a wishlist rather than a leak!

    Reply

    • Pariah

      June 8, 2020 at 13:13

      “JK Rowling is still batshit crazy” – not sure anyone wished for that, tbh.

      Reply

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