Hogwarts Legacy trailer depicts the school in crisis

Fly carefully.

If prompting frequent viral social media posts wasn't enough, Hogwarts Legacy seems to feature a story full of chaos and perils. The game has been embroiled in controversy because of the political views of the source material's author. Some online have voiced a desire to boycott the game due to her. Despite this, pre-orders for Hogwarts Legacy have already placed it as a top seller on Steam charts weeks before its release. Avalanche Software seems to largely be ignoring the chatter and has continued promoting the game on its social media channels daily.

Hogwarts Legacy school issues

A new 4k cinematic trailer was released early this morning, depicting an owl as it flies to presumably deliver the player character's Hogwarts Admission Letter. Faces familiar to fans of the Harry Potter series can be seen along the way, such as Nearly Headless Nick.

Before reaching its destination, the tawny bird finds trouble. The Deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts, Professor Weasley, tries to calm her students, saying, "we don't know what magic caused this." The owl then finds itself dodging giant spiders, dragon flames, and the Avada Kedavra curse before finally reaching you.

Related: Who is George Osric in Hogwarts Legacy?

Given the sheer amount of discourse online, it's reasonable to expect the themes and beats of Hogwarts Legacy's story to be picked apart. There may be some weight to arguments that it veers too far into morally questionable territory. After all, the game will presumably allow you to use the most heinous of the unforgivable curses like you would a disarming spell. However, we hope that Hogwarts Legacy tells a rich and satisfyingly ambiguous story that fans of the series, now largely grown adults, can enjoy.

JK Rowling was not involved in developing Hogwarts Legacy's narrative. Her team was consulted throughout development to ensure that the game adhered to the canon of the larger Wizarding World.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to creating your own legacy at Hogwarts? Or Is this game a skip for you? Let us know in the comments!

For more on Hogwarts Legacy, check out Who is George Osric in Hogwarts Legacy? here on Pro Game Guides!

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