Gamescom 2022 kicked off its opening night on Tuesday, covering a handful of really interesting titles. From Goat Simulator 3 to The Callisto Protocol, the annual expo held in Germany definitely showed a little something for everyone. Among those was a new look at the darker side of Hogwarts Legacy, the Skyrim-like Harry Potter RPG. The new trailer features the dark arts in Sebastian Sallow’s Dark Legacy.
But first, the trailer:
Should you choose to befriend Slytherin student Sebastian Sallow, you will be faced with the decision to embrace or reject the Dark Arts as you uncover his family’s mystery through his companion quest line.
Will you choose to learn this dark magic?
Focusing on one of Hogwarts Legacy’s optional companion quest lines with Sebastian Sallow, the Dark Legacy trailer provides a glimpse at the forbidden curses and difficult dilemmas players will face as they learn more about the Sallow family’s mystery and decide whether to engage with, or even embrace, the dark arts.
At the end of the trailer, pre-order bonuses were revealed which include Thestral Mount, Dark Arts Cosmetic Set, and Dark Arts Battle Arena, which are all a part of the Dark Arts Pack. Additionally, those who opt to pre-order will also get an Onyx Hippogriff Mount, Dark Arts Garrison Hat, and 72 Hours Early Access. Not a bad deal, if you ask me.
Hogwarts Legacy comes to all major game consoles and PC on February 10, 2023. Pre-orders go live on August 25th at 8:00a PST.
If you missed Opening Night Live, you can check out the full event on YouTube below, courtesy of TheGameAwards channel.