We already knew that Hogwarts Legacy, an open-world action role-playing game set in the Harry Potter universe, was coming to PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One. But if you’re a Nintendo Switch owner and are frustrated that the game wasn’t announced for the console, I have good news: it’s actually coming to the Switch.
The news first appeared as pre-orders for retailer Best Buy surged (as spotted by Wario64). At first glance, a product listing for a Nintendo Switch version might seem like a bug in the system. However, moving to the FAQ section on the Hogwarts Legacy official website, Avalanche Software confirmed that their game would be available on Nintendo’s hybrid console. And if you check the FAQ page via Wayback Machine, the screenshot shows no mention of Hogwarts Legacy coming to Switch.
Hogwarts Legacy gameplay images
Although the Nintendo Switch isn’t a graphical powerhouse, the console was capable of running other AAA games. However, these games usually have some limitations: from lower resolution and FPS to cloud versions like Control Ultimate Edition, Hitman 3 and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Still, some AAA games could run on the Nintendo Switch and aren’t cloud versions, like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Doom Eternal, and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. While these games aren’t the best versions to play, the fact that they run on the Switch is impressive.
The surprise announcement comes less than a day after the State of Play broadcast focused exclusively on Hogwarts Legacy, where we finally saw some gameplay and learned some details about the game’s storyline.
Hogwarts Legacy will be released this holiday.
Taylor is an Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.
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