Harry Potter RPG Hogwarts Legacy Trailer Revealed

Hogwarts Legacy takes place at Hogwarts in the 1800s.
Hogwarts Legacy takes place at Hogwarts in the 1800s. / Photo by Portkey Games/WB Games

Sony revealed Hogwarts Legacy, the long-rumored Harry Potter RPG, in a trailer Wednesday during the PlayStation 5 showcase broadcast.

Developed by Avalanche Games and published by WB Games via its Harry Potter-specific subsidiary Portkey Games, Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world action RPG set at Hogwarts during the 1800s. Players take on the role of a student at the school with a unique ability to master Ancient Magic.

"Only you can decide if you will protect this secret for the good of all, or yield to the temptation of more sinister magic," reads the description on the game's website.

The website also features an ever-changing list of titles, presumably ones players can earn in-game. They include things like "The Befriender of Beasts," "The Ravenclaw Who Dared to Discover," and "The Hufflepuff Who Mastered Herbology." A scene in the trailer showed the iconic house-sorting ritual, indicating the player will be sorted into one of the four houses and likely affecting which titles they can earn.

Hogwarts Legacy is set for a 2021 release.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story listed Portkey Games as the developer on Hogwarts Legacy. DBLTAP regrets the error.