Like the Harry Potter films, Hogwarts Legacy will have a soundtrack highlighting the differences between the Hogwarts houses.
Harry Potter fans eagerly await the release of Hogwarts Legacy, which promises to bring the wizarding school to life. In addition to attending classes, players can ride magical creatures, engage in duels, and make friends with fellow students. As fans hope, players will be able to enter one of the four Hogwarts houses. Each house will have its own common room and will feel just as unique as the Harry Potter movies thanks to unique soundtracks.
As revealed in the recent Hogwarts Legacy gameplay trailer, players can hear a lot of magical music that enchants the castle while exploring the castle. This, together with the visual details, results in an authentic experience that hardcore gamers will surely appreciate. Players’ house choices will also feel more impactful, as a lot has been done to make the houses feel sufficiently different.
The magical music of Harry Potter
The Harry Potter films have further increased the franchise’s popularity and, for many fans, are a major influence on how Hogwarts and its students are imagined. They are among the highest-grossing films of all time and capture the whimsy and magic of the Harry Potter universe thanks to excellent performances and an unforgettable soundtrack composed in part by John Williams. The different Hogwarts houses also have their own unique themes that emphasize their special qualities. For example, Slytherin students have a sinister and subtle soundtrack, while Gryffindor students have a triumphant soundtrack. It looks like the upcoming game will take some cues from the movies as well, putting a lot of emphasis on the soundtrack to create the castle’s atmosphere.
Recently, players received an extended gameplay trailer for Hogwarts Legacy. As players have seen, the different Hogwarts houses play a big role in the game, and players can choose which house they want to belong to. Each house has its own dormitory and common room, which reflect the house’s themes and values. For example, the Hufflepuff common room shown has a lot of yellow, which is the house color. The ceilings are low and tunnels connect the common room to the dormitory, making it feel like a cozy badger den. Since the house is connected to herbalism, many plants also decorate the common room.
To enhance the castle’s atmosphere, each common room has its own soundtrack that matches the different houses. For example, when players explore the Hufflepuff common room, soft and cheerful flute music plays, making the common room a great place to relax. In contrast, an earlier demo that gave players a glimpse of the Slytherin common room was filled with shimmering piano keys and long violin whispers, providing the perfect backdrop for pranks. The Gryffindor common room music builds to a triumphant swell, making it the perfect soundtrack to conquering the world. Although the subtle changes go a long way in distinguishing the different houses and giving them their unique personalities.
Hogwarts Legacy is delayed, and although it was initially supposed to be released this holiday season, it has now been pushed back to early 2023. The latest trailer suggests that the delay may have been worth it, as Hogwarts Castle looks like an amazing place to explore. With a stunning soundtrack, it could be one of the most memorable Harry Potter games.
Hogwarts Legacy will be released on February 10, 2023 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.