One of the reasons why the upcoming Hogwarts Legacy is such an exciting game is because of the time period it's exploring. Instead of retreading the ground that was already covered in the books and films, Hogwarts Legacy is set in the 1800s, allowing the game developers to tell an entirely original story in the Wizarding World.
Since Hogwarts Legacy is set in the 1800s, it's no surprise that it won't feature iconic characters from the Harry Potter universe like the titular Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, or Hermione Granger. But while these memorable characters from the Harry Potter books and movies won't be featured in the Hogwarts Legacy video game, that doesn't mean that their ancestors won't make appearances. In fact, it's already been teased that Hogwarts Legacy will feature the Weasley family in some capacity.
While discussing the Hogwarts Legacy companions and other characters that players will meet in the game, Avalanche Software said, "You may even come across some familiar names, like a Weasley or two." The Weasley family is one of the oldest magical families in existence, so it makes sense that they would be featured in Hogwarts Legacy. They will most likely be featured in the Gryffindor house, so anyone interested in seeing them may want to join up with Gryffindor after they've been sorted by the Sorting Hat.
It's entirely possible that other famous magical families may be represented in Hogwarts Legacy as well, though if they are, they haven't been mentioned yet. Regardless, it will be interesting to see how the Weasley family is represented in Hogwarts Legacy, and hardcore Harry Potter fans will no doubt be excited to meet new members of the family.
Hogwarts Legacy's setting means that the Weasley family members that fans meet in the game won't be anyone seen in the Harry Potter books or films, but there will be some familiar faces in the game. Hogwarts Legacy will have ghosts that were previously established in the books and movies, like the Gryffindor house ghost Nearly-Headless Nick and Professor Cuthbert Binns, who is the longtime History of Magic professor at the school.
Besides these obvious connections, there are rumors that Hogwarts Legacy's villains will somehow be a precursor to the Death Eaters that were featured in the main series Harry Potter media. Whatever the case may be, fans will find out a lot more when they play the game for themselves later this year.
Hogwarts Legacy launches holiday 2022 for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
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Source: PlayStation Blog