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The latest PlayStation State of Play brings a ton of new information about Hogwarts Legacy, Avalanche Studios’ upcoming open-world action RPG. It wasn’t released until this holiday season, but the broadcast showed a ton of new gameplay, shedding light on the details of the plot.
Specifically, I got the first information about the villains of Hogwarts Legacy. One is a whole new character to the magical world, and the other may have a family relationship with another wizard referenced in the original series.
The approximately 20-minute presentation revealed that one of the impositions on wizards and witches was to thwart a rebellion led by a goblin named Runlock. This isn’t the first time this has happened in the magical world.As Harry Potter Wiki Prior to the Hogwarts Legacy incident, three goblin rebellions previously occurred, with the first rebellion dating back to 1612.
The relationship between goblins and wizards / witches is tense, and the way wizards deal with goblins is the main driving force for these rebellions. Goblins, considered by many wizards to be inferior to the Harry Potter series of wizards, are exposed to prejudice and separation. One such example is a law that prohibits goblins from carrying wands.
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of Detailed playstation blog Regarding Hogwarts Legacy, Chandler Wood, community manager at Avalanche Studios, states that his hatred of Runlock’s Wizard distorts his “worldview.” Avalanche Narrative Reed’s Moira Squire says that Lanlock “sees the magical flicker that wizards even try to hide from themselves and especially wants that power.”
More interestingly, throughout the gameplay presentation, you’ll find that Hogwarts Legacy goblins use magic in their games. Goblins have been found to be able to use magic without a wand, but you may even see Runlock using magic without a wand.
Victor Lukewood is the second villain briefly featured in the Hogwarts Legacy State of Play. Rookwood leads a faction of dark wizards in Hogwarts Legacy who have an uneasy alliance with Ranrok.
Based on the surname, Victor Rookwood may be associated with another wizard, Augustus Rookwood. Augustus is another dark wizard who was an avid follower of Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters.As Igor Karkaroff insists Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireLuke Wood worked as Voldemort’s double agent while being employed in a mysterious department before being arrested and imprisoned in Azkaban. Avalanche Software has not yet confirmed or denied this relationship, but it is interesting to note that both share the same name and have been shown to be affiliated with wizards and witches who practice black magic. That is.
Much of the Hogwarts Legacy is still unknown, especially from a narrative point of view, but Avalanche Software has a lot of work to do. Harry Potter’s timeline shows that the 1800s are rarely explored in books and movies. Most of Harry Potter’s timeline events are primarily focused on the 1900s, Fantastic Beasts movies are set in the 1920s, and Harry Potter’s adventures are set in the 1990s. It will be interesting to see how much of the universe established in terms of folklore and narrative enters the Hogwarts Legacy at a very major event similar to the first and second magical warfare.
That’s all we know about the Hogwarts Legacy villain so far, but we should be able to know more before this holiday release. Prior to its recent announcement, the game sparked a debate about its relationship with Harry Potter’s author, JK Rowling, who has been receiving a lot of attention in Transphobia’s comments in recent years. Warner Bros. said the author wasn’t directly involved in the game, but leadership said “she has the right to express her personal opinion.” Since then, it has been reported that the game will allow you to create transgender characters.
This has not been confirmed in the latest State of Play, but in addition to the villains revealing, we learned more about the new Hogwarts Legacy gameplay and story and confirmed that Hogwarts Legacy is coming to Nintendo Switch.
Taylor is IGN’s Associate Tech Editor. You can follow her on her Twitter @TayNixster..
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