The developers of the new Harry Potter game have just released 20 minutes of never-before-seen footage, but it’s not what you think.
Last March, Hogwarts Legacy had the right to its dedicated presentation as part of a State of Play organized especially for the occasion. The game had caused a stir on social networks as we discovered the advanced gameplay of a game straight out of the wildest dreams of fans ofHarry Potter.
Since then, the game has gone low key and no new trailers have been shared. At least that was the case until yesterday when the game’s official YouTube channel was enriched witha 20 minute video revealing many environments of the future title. Nevertheless, we are far from the classic trailers since the video in question turns out to be an ASMR relaxation video. No no, you’re not dreaming, sorcerers are making videos of atmospheres embellished with the sound of rain. All that’s missing is lo-fi hip-hop.
This video then serves two purposes. You can relax in the calm of Hogwarts by night in the 1890s while observing the detailed game environments and even discover new scenes. It’s a very strange way to communicate, but given the growing success of this kind of relaxing videos and the hype behind this future title, this combination almost makes sense.
In addition, it is difficult to criticize this initiative knowing that these are the most detailed images of the game that we have had the right to so far. We then discover the weather effects in real time and all the little animations placed in the environment that make these scenes spaces full of life. Hogsmeade Village is especially beautiful at night, with the pretty lights, lampposts and other magical watering cans tending to the plants while the wizards sleep.
Hogwarts Legacy is now planned for the end of the year 2022 on PlayStation, Xbox, PC and Nintendo Switch. As the game’s release period approaches, the publication of content around the game should intensify and new, more conventional trailers should soon point the tip of their nose on social networks.