New character customization images for Hogwarts Legacy were shown off during a tech talk at the Autodesk Vision Series this week alongside an extended portion of the game. Players will be able to fine-tune the look of their wizard-in-training by altering the shape of his face, applying a variety of hairstyles, and dressing him in many clothing options.
As spotted by the Harry Potter subreddit, there will also be clothing presets for players to choose from and multiple menus to scroll through to help define your unique look.
As for the gameplay that was shown, it is based on the State of Play presentation from March with more evil wizards and a hippogriff under attack inside Hogwarts. Hogwarts Legacy is scheduled 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 the adaptive triggers will provide specific resistance for individual spells. In addition to casting spells, players can also “feel” all sorts of environmental and item-based effects thanks to that controller’s haptics.
While the game is set in the magical world 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 staff worked with publisher Warner Bros. on other aspects of the game and the world in which it takes place.
Hogwarts Legacy takes place in the 19th century, hundreds of years before the Harry Potter books, so don’t expect to meet Potter, his friends, or 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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