New character customization sequences for Hogwarts Legacy were showcased at a tech conference at Autodesk Vision Series this week alongside an extended gameplay chunk. Players will be able to refine the look of their sorcerer’s apprentice by changing the shape of his face, applying a range of hairstyles and dressing him with numerous clothing options.
As spotted by the Harry Potter subredditthere will also be clothing presets for players to choose from and several menus to scroll through to help define your unique look.
As for the gameplay sequence that was shown, it builds on the March State of Play presentation with more evil wizards and a hippogriff under attack within Hogwarts school. Hogwarts Legacy is currently set to release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PS4, PS5, Switch, and PC during the holiday season, though an exact release date has yet to be set.
On PS5, the DualSense controller will act as an “extension of your wand” as adaptive triggers will provide specific resistance to individual spells. Besides casting spells, players can also “feel” all sorts of environmental and object-based effects through this controller’s haptics.
While the game is set in the Wizarding World universe of author JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books, it has been overshadowed by the writer’s transphobic comments. Rowling was not involved in creating the Hogwarts Legacy story, but her team worked with publisher Warner Bros. on other aspects of the game and the world in which it takes place.
Hogwarts Legacy is set in the 1800s, hundreds of years before the Harry Potter books, so don’t expect to meet Potter, his pals, or any other familiar characters from the books and movies.
For more on the game, you can read GameSpot’s feature on everything we know about Hogwarts Legacy so far.
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