Believe it or not, but Hogwarts Legacy - a new game inspired by the Harry Potter series - is on its way to the Switch.
That's not all the FAQ on the official game website has revealed, though. As many have noticed, there's a section about microtransactions. The good news is, there won't be any last-minute surprises to ruin the experience, with the confirmation there won't be any of this sort of content within the game.
Q: Are there in-game purchases or micro-transactions in Hogwarts Legacy? A: Hogwarts Legacy does not have in-game purchases or micro-transactions.
Avalanche's community manager, Chandler Wood (who reconfirmed the game was coming to the Nintendo Switch) has also reiterated this on Twitter:
One other part of this FAQ also confirms the game won't have any online or co-op gameplay:
Q: Does Hogwarts Legacy have online or co-op gameplay? A: Hogwarts Legacy is a single player experience and does not have online or co-op gameplay.
So, there you have it - no microtransactions, and no online or co-op modes. Hogwarts Legacy will arrive Holiday 2022 on Switch and multiple other platforms. Amazon has also shared a look at the game's box art for Switch.
Will you be adding this one to your Switch library? Leave a comment down below.
This message has been updated from a previous version to make clearer Nintendo Life's stance on the topic:
Hogwarts Legacy does not exist in a vacuum. There are important discussions being had about the views and opinions held by the creator of the Harry Potter universe – views and opinions which we do not agree with.
Our goal is to create and foster a positive environment for people – all people – to discuss and celebrate video games, not to amplify ignorance or provide a forum for unconstructive arguments. As per our community rules, we do not accept any form of hate speech on our platform.
The real question is?
Will they add it AFTER they launch the game?
Also I am still not sure whether it will be cloud or not but I will wait and see. (although evidence points to native version though)
But what about overpriced dlc for customization options and stuff?
@anoyonmus It would be a good way to get people angry and for people to forget the game quickly. If they are saying that now, they will probably mantain the NO microtransactions after release.
@Olmectron hopefully they won't add it anytime
I would like to BELIEVE it...buuut...I'm going to be cautious.
Plus, I'm surprised it's just gonna be a single-player game with no online or co-op. I mean I fine with that but I want to be more cautious...just in case. But for now, I'm interested.
I thought this was suppose to be an MMO of sorts. Guess I was mistaken.
As others have pointed out, this is no guarantee that they won't add microtransactions or other sleaziness down the line. It's certainly worked for other games - wait several months until all the glowing reviews are out and players are invested, and then start demanding money. Any consumer outrage doesn't matter to them at that point because they already have the money from sales and existing players will be tempted to give them more.
Cool, single player content is always good. I’m not into potter though (I have always found the universe to be boring but would love to read a memoir of how it was created). But I may give it a try. Sometimes games make franchises more fun. Here’s hoping it’s good from a tech perspective.
I would hope not, I sure don’t like spending 60 bucks on a game, only to then ask me for more money, now if it’s just for very pointless not so cool 2 buck skins (which I still think is a lot for a skin for a game I already spent money on) I might give it a pass, big might.
We'll wait and see about it. There have been multiple games that didn't include microtransactions on launch, but then silently appear out of nowhere a few months later. I'm currently cautiously optimistic about Hogwarts Legacy for now.
I'll believe the no micro-transactions thing when I see it, given how so many other companies say this same thing, but then about a month or so down the line end up pushing them into the game via an update.
As for the online, I figured. The game itself looks to be solely singleplayer, and I'm kinda glad about.
@Link-Hero Cough Cough Crash team racing Cough
So far, no game with this kind of impressive nex gen quality can come to the switch without a terrible caveat. I can't believe it's not going to be cloud. ....And, no big games come fully on a game card (over 32GB). Nobody has dared take on the cost of the mythical 64BG game card, which has yet to be seen. If this game comes out fully physical, and they pull off this game somehow, I very much look forward to story & news of how they did it. For now, I remain highly skeptical.
I’m pretty sure most people will be cool with a good single player focused experience
Hogwarts Legacy on Switch is on Amazon so there is a physical version. Cloud ports don’t do this. The real question now is if they will do a decent port job on this or not.
It makes no sense whatsoever to issue a physical release for a cloud game (as they take up next to no space).
And even if that is the case, it will merely include a code in a case.
This is awesome if it's true but i refuse to believe it right now. Companies have said this and then added them after release.
Now to wait for the news if the nintendo switch version is cloud or not.
That disclaimer again… absolutely ridiculous, leaves a really, really bad taste. Hope the game is good and runs well on Switch.
I think I would like it more if it was an MMO
I don't see why I would worry about something I don't use in the first place. If you feel your feeble willpower crumbing under the pressure of a premium currency pack or whatnot, just fire up eShop and Deku and look what full-fledged games you can buy for the price.
Let's releaseit to glowing reviews THEN and the microtransactions!
I just can’t get into the potter films, I think if I was 10 and watched them I would love them, have watched the first 4 but that was a struggle. I do love lord of the rings tho xx
@Silly_G @Arawn93 Amazon USA are currently the ONLY retailer listing a physical Switch version. It's been a few days since that announcement and no one else has put up a pre order yet. This could absolutely be Amazon jumping the gun and assuming it will be physical.
Of course I would love it to be a physical release but one retailer (no matter how big) does not prove it exists. If it was not Cloud based they have zero reason to not be up front about this. The fact they haven't provided a definitive answer means that either it is Cloud based or they are struggling to port it and it will arrive in 2023, which would be a okay.
@Kiz3000 : It’s not typical of Amazon to jump the gun like that, though EB/Gamestop often do. Several Australian retailers are taking preorders, so there must be some truth to it.
It’s also worth noting that cloud releases often skip Australia entirely, perhaps most notably (and recently), the Kingdom Hearts triple pack. But we can only speculate whether this is due to poor sales expectations and/or our relatively poor internet speeds.
@Dragonslacker1 : I don’t think I would have enjoyed the films at all without reading the books first. There are far, far too many gaps in the storytelling for the films to be considered great in their own right. They really should have started splitting the books up into two (or even three) movies sooner, but I generally find myself dissatisfied with big screen adaptations of novels. Harry Potter really should have been a TV series in order to do the books (and the cast) justice.
@Silly_G Apologies then. I haven't seen any UK retailers taking pre orders and Amazon US is the only one I have heard of that is. I just find the whole thing odd that they have quietly announced it is coming to Switch, but then not confirming how. If Nintendo are holding it back so they can announce it in a direct then it seems odd that the developers would even mention it now.
It just all feels weird. I really want it to come to Switch properly I am just keeping my expectations in check.
The game looks great! I hope the Switch doesn't lose too much in translation. Thank you for the comment at the start Nintendo Life, not even mentioning the creator in question by name - ergo making her akin the very baddie she created - is comment enough. You reap what you sow sadly and hopefully it won't affect the sales of the game too much as it looks magical.
There is no way a game that looks like this is going to run natively on Switch. Unless they downgrade it to look like a PS2 game or something, I’ll wager that Switch users are going to get a cloud version.
That said, it looks bloody stunning, but also too good to be true. Seems like it’s making a ton of promises; I’ll be curious to see how this one turns out!
TONS of Fromsoftware influence in there, very interesting to see the familiarity.
Ah, we are back to more single player experience focused adventures. This, for me and I hope others, is music to the ears.
Go read the books instead as they're much better than the films. They altered or removed characters, cut and rewrote parts so events happened differently, and made most of the movies more darker and gloomy than it was depicted in the books. So much so that some of the alterations were baffling and ruined my experience. I'll never forgive for what did to Goblet of Fire, my top favorite book out of the 7, but is my least one of the films.
Hmm sounds better and better. Know it's too much to ask for a love given native port but I'd so be in if it ahem..magically happens.
I'd take all of these statements with a grain of salt. They've already laid down some half-truths about JK's involvement in the game.
Then again - it is good to take someone's word for it at face value - until they prove otherwise. Avalanche has always been a top notch studio.
@BloodNinja if they can make it look and run as good as Capcom did on MH Rise - then it will be a serviceable option imo. NBA 2K22 runs fairly well on the Switch as well. Not to the level of the other consoles but well enough to where it doesn't bother you.
If you put in the effort you can make the game really good.
@Link-Hero What were some of the big changes to Goblet of Fire that irked you the most? My biggest gripe was how Order of the Phoenix was handled.
I'd be more concerned about the game running well on the Switch, if that's the platform you're intending to buy it on.
looks creepy. I grew up with harry potter but the franchise jumped the shark long ago.
Party at Ethan Einhorn's house, he's liable to be tweeting up a storm about price obfuscation
Alright, here are some notable ones that I greatly disliked about the movie.
-Having the Dursleys not be in the film at all, which basically foretold the later movies of their decreased involvement.
-The removal of Dobby, the other house elves, and switching their roles to different students instead.
-S.P.E.W. organization getting cut due to the removal of house elves.
-Changes to some of the tasks and how Harry completed them.
-And the worst one, the scene between Harry and Dumbledore during the picking of the names from the Goblet.
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