In the PlayStation 5 Showcase on September 16, Warner Brothers’ debuted the highly-rumored Harry Potter title, Hogwarts Legacy. In the trailer, many parts of the school were highlighted, from the iconic dining hall to the classrooms. It was even hinted that players could travel to other lands. Although promising, many are wondering if familiar faces from the famed book franchise will make appearances.
Will you be able to play as Harry?
“Now, it is time to add your own story to these hallowed halls,” an unknown narrator states in the trailer. As they continue to explain what you’ll experience, it’s clear that this journey of wizardry is all your own. So, it is safe to rule out that you will not be playing as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, or anyone in specific.
How about a cameo?
However, it also seems like the game will focus on its own set of characters, with Harry Potter absent from the trailer. To substitute, a number of unfamiliar students and teachers are shown. Now, as he is a Hogwarts alum, this doesn’t entirely rule out that the character may make a cameo at some point, but for now, the game looks entirely independent from the mainline story. It may even take place before Harry was a student at Hogwarts.
If you’re still interested, it looks like the wait won’t be too long, as it was revealed to be coming in 2021 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC.