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New Hogwarts Legacy trailer shows its dark side

And no, we're not talking about J.K. Rowling...

A new Hogwarts Legacy trailer has shown off the Harry Potter title’s dark side.

“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,” reads the description of a new trailer. “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,” the description continued.

Hogwarts Legacy has a bit of a troubled history, set in a world created by transphobe J.K. Rowling and with a former staffer allegedly connected to alt-right movements. A report from last year suggests Warner Bros and Portkey Games are including the ability to play as a transgender character in-game, though this has not been fully confirmed.

Hogwarts Legacy is expected on 10 February 2023 on Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S & X, PS4, PS5 and Switch.

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