An official art book for Hogwarts Legacy has received an updated release date, which could potentially mark the game’s release too.
The Art and Making of Hogwarts Legacy: Exploring the Unwritten Wizarding World originally had an apparent placeholder date of December 31.
Customers who have pre-ordered the book from Amazon UK, however, have been receiving emails stating that its release date has been revised to December 6, 2022.
These emails (seen by VGC) and the original item listing (noticed on Reddit) could infer that the game – which is still only officially slated for release in “2022” – will be released in early December.
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While a game’s art book doesn’t necessarily release on the same day as the game it’s based on, Reddit user Aromatic-Adagio2121 points out that Warner Bros‘ other major game this year, Gotham Knights, has a similar art book due out on the game’s release date of October 25.
While official news on Hogwarts Legacy has been hard to come by, eager fans have been poring over old footage and the game’s official website to try to find any new information.
One fan even managed to access hidden files on the Hogwarts Legacy website, revealing the contents of the collector’s and deluxe editions of the game.
It is unclear how long this file has been present on the website, but it’s attached to links to Best Buy and GameStop, suggesting that the pre-order campaign for these items could begin soon.
The eagle-eyed members of the Hogwarts Legacy subreddit recently uncovered another secret seemingly hiding in plain sight – a look at the game’s UI.
As posted to the HarryPotterGame subreddit, menu elements appear for as little as a few frames.
Due to be published under Warner’s Portkey Games label, Hogwarts Legacy was originally scheduled to be released in 2021 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC. However, last year Warner Bros delayed the game’s release window to 2022.
It recently reiterated plans to release Hogwarts Legacy this year (including a previously unannounced Switch version), along with Gotham Knights in October.