game news Hogwarts Legacy: what to remember from the Harry Potter game trailer at gamescom 2022
Unsurprisingly, Hogwarts Legacy was featured during Gamescom 2022’s Opening Night Live. There wasn’t a huge in-depth introduction to the show, but there was a sub-two-minute trailer. That’s not to say there wasn’t anything to be gained from it. We dissect for you this new video of the game in the Harry Potter universe.
- Sebastian Sallow, Forces of Evil… What did we see at gamescom 2022?
- Unforgivable Curses, Salazar Slytherin… A bit of theory
- More information soon on Hogwarts Legacy?
We could have guessed it with the different images revealed before the conference: This new trailer for Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy has highlighted the dark side of the title. If the Forces of Evil is the subject of the Deluxe Edition detailed yesterday, it’s not for nothing. In the search for him, our young wizard will come into close contact with them and will have to choose whether to use them or not. The example they give us is Cruciatus spell that our character can choose to receive or cast on a friend.
Which introduces the choice system but also all the darkness that the title offers us (scary places, terrifying creatures, black magic…). We got to see Inferi, Acromentulae, and probably a Mountain Troll. Unsurprisingly, the Forbidden Forest can be explored and seems to hide some special dungeons.
Chandler Wood, Community Manager at Avalanche, then cleared things up a bit. Everything that this new trailer has shown us is part of one of the secondary missions of the game. The latter is related to one of our comrades, Sebastian Sallow. As a member of Slytherin house, he is obviously trying to unearth a terrible family secret involving black magic.
This search is optional. Nevertheless, these companion missions promises to be important if you want to establish a lasting friendship with this or that character so that I can help you in your own search afterwards. Especially since they promise to be as exciting, interesting and impressive as the main missions.
Unforgivable Curses, Salazar Slytherin… A bit of theory
If we dig a little deeper, we discover that this trailer hints at a number of things, firstly about the Unforgivable Spells in play. Three in number (Cruciatus, Avada Kedavra and Imperium), these black magics are not to be used lightly and are even illegal when young Harry is at Hogwarts. But that’s probably not yet the case at Hogwarts Legacy, in which case it’s hard to imagine a fifth-year student using them with impunity. However, this may not be very accessible knowledge for a magician of this age. Therefore, the question of learning these spells arises.
The choice that is presented to us then acquires all its importance. In fact, we can put ourselves under the Cruciatus Charm or let our comrade teach us. Does this mean that we can choose (or not) to learn the different Unforgivable Spells? By letting Sebastian cast one of these spells on us, could we manage to do it ourselves? Nothing is less secure. Especially since the book with the skull could well be a manual of the Forces of evil, a mansion of black magic that would gradually increase their skills and knowledge of the latter. Unless the runes on its cover relate to ancient magic, which we know is central to the plot of Hogwarts Legacy.
It is interesting to raise another point regarding these spells. The crypt in the trailer appears to be sealed by the Cruciatus spell. This may imply the existence of two other similar crypts, this time sealed by the other Unforgivable Curses. Sebastian’s searches, obviously in favor of using these spells, could very well lead us to each of them…unless they have something else to bring us.
If the mate search presented concerns young Sebastian Sallow’s family past, it seems to be linked to a historical Hogwarts figure: Salazar Slytherin. The Hogwarts co-founder’s legacy is omnipresent in this trailer. Between the doors closed by Parseltongue or the statue that represents it, it is above all in the footsteps of man that this search seems to lead us. Of course, we hope that it will take us to Chamber of Secrets Trail that, between the statue, the locked door and the skeleton of Basilio, he was still entitled to many winks without ever being shown directly.
Knowing that one of the challenges of Hogwarts Legacy is precisely to discover the secrets of Hogwarts, we can expect similar missions with different comrades and centered on the other co-founders of the British school of wizardry. These companion missions Therefore, they promise to be an effective way to thoroughly explore all of Hogwarts lore, or so we can assume.
All the points mentioned above are, of course, just guesses based on what little has been seen. And we could do others, especially about the identity of the angry man also present in the trailer (janitor, teacher…?). Feel free to share yours with us.
More information soon on Hogwarts Legacy?
So there were quite a few theories to be gleaned from this short trailer, but was it really what we needed? The choice system, whose existence we already knew, has hardly been touched and it is difficult to assess its importance in the game, the main questions remain unanswered. What about the lessons? Of the organization of our days? house points? Of the combat system? We could go on for a long time as there are so many unanswered questions. Certainly the game will not reveal all these secrets before its release. It is always good to keep a part of mystery and surprise to delight the players. But it still lacks some basic indications to get an idea of the game that awaits us next February. Rest assured, Hogwarts Legacy still has time to be more generous with details… and it could happen very soon.
Harry Potter fans celebrate the Back to Hogwarts Day. Fixé à la date à laquelle Harry a pris le Poudlard Express pour la première fois, ce jour est habitually l’occasion de se rassembler sur le quai 9 ¾, uncover quelques surprises et célébrer l’amour du monde des sorciers dans la joie et la good humor. But this time, the magical world We have prepared a small conference with announcements of all kinds… especially at Hogwarts Legacy. The opportunity for Avalanche and Warner to give us a detailed presentation of the game? See you on September 1 at 7:20 p.m. to find out.
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