Features from the Books I Want to See in Hogwarts Legacy
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Avalanche Software’s upcoming open-world RPG Hogwarts Legacy, will be set well apart from the Harry Potter books in terms of when they take place. However, that doesn't mean that there aren’t things from the books that could be in the game. We are already aware of a small list of familiar characters we will get to meet. But what else besides that and the setting could bridge the gap between these stories? Here is my list of the things from the books I want to see in Hogwarts Legacy.
Midnight Adventures around Hogwarts
Sneaking around the castle at night is featured pretty heavily throughout the books, but it was in Philosopher’s Stone when Harry first snuck out to duel with Draco Malfoy that it all began. Later of course he obtained his invisibility cloak, which would make these excursions easier for him, but the idea of sneaking around without a cloak, and avoiding people similar to Snape or Filch would be thrilling! We know that Hogwarts Legacy will have a day and night cycle — so it's possible!
While using the floo powder network for the first time, Harry accidentally ends up in Knockturn Alley rather than his intended destination. We know that Diagon Alley will be featured in Hogwarts Legacy; seeing as how players will be able to explore the Dark Arts, and Knockturn Alley is just off the main road of Diagon Alley, it stands to reason there is a good chance we will get to explore this area too.
Animagi and Werewolves
In Prisoner of Azkaban we are introduced to the concept of Animagi as well as Werewolves. While it is a long shot that the player will ever have the advanced ability to transform into an animal at will (traditionally it takes years to learn), that doesn’t mean we can’t meet an Animagus throughout the story. By the same token, why shouldn't we be able to come across a werewolf? Either in human form or else stalking the Forbidden Forest under a full moon.
Exploring the Great Lake
During the famous Triwizard Tournament, champions use gillyweed and the Bubble-Head Charm to breathe underwater. It would truly be amazing if among everywhere else Avalanche Software is letting us explore they also include the Great Lake and its depths. Who knows what underwater caves and forgotten knowledge could be hidden down there?
Over the course of several books, Harry gets to explore the memories of others using the strange and wonderful object known as the Pensieve. While you’d be forgiven for thinking that this artefact was something Albus Dumbledore created, the Pensieve is in fact quite old. Having been made sometime before the ninth-century. Many headmasters of the magical-school have benefited from it over the years. This also means that the Pensieve is most likely in the possession of the current headmaster of Hogwarts, Phineas Nigellus Black. Here’s hoping we get to take advantage of this fantastic narrative device, either with or without permission.
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