Officially slated for release in the nebulous window of ‘Holiday 2022’, Warner Bros. and Portkey Games are yet to pin down a date for Hogwarts Legacy. However, if Reddit analysis is to be believed, we may well be stepping foot onto Hogwarts grounds on December 6th.
First highlighted by astute Redditor u/Firebird22x back in March, the game’s accompanying artbook, The Art and Making of Hogwarts Legacy: Exploring the Unwritten Wizarding World, had its placeholder date of December 31st swapped out for the auspicious date of December 6th.
As highlighted by numerous Redditors in more recent threads, this seems to sync up with WB’s well-worn release schedule. Gotham Knights, DC’s combative co-op crime caper comes out on October 25th, which just so happens to be a Tuesday. Looking back – Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Back 4 Blood, Lego Jurassic World, Mortal Kombat 11, Hitman 2 and indeed the Lego Harry Potter games were all also released on… You guessed it! A Tuesday. Shocker.
Whilst not every WB game launches on a Tuesday, this slew of evidence lends credence to the potential of the December 6th date, especially in light of Gotham Knights‘ own artbook, as pointed out by u/Aromatic-Adagio2121, releasing on the same date as the game.
All aboard the HYPE-warts Express
With a whopping 29 million views, the Hogwarts Legacy reveal trailer is the PlayStation channel’s most watched game trailer. If you’re not one of the nearly 30 million to have already ogled the trailer, I fully recommend checking it out. Whichever genius thought to Avengers-ify Hedwig’s theme is a certified hype harmonist. You thought Thor bringing it to Thanos with Stormbreaker was cool? Just wait until you see what wanton destruction Dobby can unleash when he stuffs some remembralls in his sock, like a magical morning star.
Whenever Hogwarts Legacy lands, it will do so with considerable heft, bringing with it the might of the Potter fandom. Authorial controversies aside, if this game is half as good as it looks… Well, WB will likely have to buy some new mattresses to stuff all their newfound gold galleons under.
Are you aboard the HYPE-warts Express? Assuming it comes out before the festive period, will you be snowballing Slytherins? Have your quick-quotes-quill scribe your comments below.