On the heels of its gameplay reveal during the most recent State of Play, Hogwarts Legacy is now available to preorder for PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. The upcoming role-playing game, which puts you in the role of a new Hogwarts student, doesn't release until this holiday, but if you're a big Harry Potter fan, there's a good reason to preorder early. Best Buy is currently offering $10 gift cards for preordering Hogwarts Legacy on any console.Preorder at Best Buy
It's important to note that you won't receive the gift card until your order ships later this year. The gift card will be delivered via email and can be used to toward the purchase of any product at Best Buy, either online or in stores.
You're essentially getting Hogwarts Legacy for 50 bucks, since you'll be able to use that gift card for other games you want to pick up during the busy holiday season. Amazon was briefly offering discounts on the Nintendo Switch and Xbox editions of Hogwarts Legacy, but it appears that was a mistake, as preorders are now unavailable on Amazon.
Set in the 1800s, Hogwarts Legacy's overarching story concerns a goblin rebellion. Players will don the robes of a 5th year Hogwarts student who is new to the school and needs to catch up. The action-oriented gameplay revolves around learning and casting new spells, and it will feature upgradeable skills as well as crafting. It appears that you can even choose to be a bad witch or wizard instead of a Harry Potter-esque hero.
Though the game is set in the popular Wizarding World universe, it has been overshadowed at times by remarks from Harry Potter creator JK Rowling. The author has been criticized for her transphobic comments over the last several years. If you'd like to know more, read about why Rowling's statements have been hurtful to the trans community.
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