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Warner Bros Games unveils Harry Potter role-playing game 'Hogwarts Legacy' at Sony PlayStation 5 showcase event

09:19 PM Sep 17, 2020 |

Warner Bros Games on Wednesday unveiled a role-playing Harry Potter game - Hogwarts Legacy. Players will experience life as a student at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1800s.

Developed by Disney Infinity developer Avalanche, Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world game which will release next year for Microsoft Xbox Series S, Series X, and Xbox One consoles, as well as Sony Corp's PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro, and PC.

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"Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. Now you can take control of the action and be at the center of your own adventure in the wizarding world. Embark on a journey through familiar and new locations as you explore and discover fantastic beasts, customize your character and craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade talents, and become the wizard you want to be," read the game description as per Warner Bros.

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"Experience Hogwarts in the 1800s. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. You have received a late acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and soon discover that you are no ordinary student: you possess an unusual ability to perceive and 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.

"Discover the feeling of living at Hogwarts as you make allies, battle Dark wizards, and ultimately decide the fate of the wizarding world. Your legacy is what you make of it."

Players will also be able to visit famous locations from the Harry Potter franchise such as The Forbidden Forest, Hogsmeade and more.

Meanwhile, Sony on Wednesday (local time) confirmed that its next-generation PlayStation 5 console will arrive in November, priced at $499.99 and $399.99 for the digital edition.

The company said the PS5 will launch in the US, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea on November 12 and the "rest of the world" on November 19.

Sony is yet to announce the price and release date of PS5 for the Indian market. But, its launch price is most likely to be around Rs 50,000 and Rs 35,000 for the digital edition.

Sony also previewed games including Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which will be available at launch

Sony PlayStation 5: Launch date, price and all you need to know about the next-gen console

In terms of specifications, the PS5 will feature a custom eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU clocked at 3.5GHz and a custom GPU based on AMD's RDNA 2 architecture hardware that promises 10.28 teraflops and 36 compute units clocked at 2.23GHz.

It will also have 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and a custom 825GB SSD.

The PS5 will also feature 4K Blu-ray drive and will still support discs, but those games will still require installation to the internal SSD.

Microsoft, meanwhile, announced that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles will launch on November 10, at $499 and $299, respectively.

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