Hogwarts Legacy: An actor from the Harry Potter films in the game. We know the cast!
Game News Hogwarts Legacy: An actor from the Harry Potter films in the game. We know the cast!
In a month, the long awaited Legacy of Hogwarts will finally arrive. For Avalanche Software, it is the last straight line on the communication side. After companions, teachers, and spells, the studio has just drawn a double secret weapon by confirming the presence of expected characters and by offering the services of well-known actors.
- A teasing announcement on Twitter
- A story about sound
A teasing announcement on Twitter
Subtle Elements in the Hogwarts Heritage: Communication of the Hogwarts Heritage is commonplace. The end of the second gameplay presentation, the odd collector’s edition book, lots of references to Merlin… Lots of elements tucked in here and there leaving room for all kinds of theory. Harry Potter fans love to hunt for clues and Chandler Wood, CM of Avalanche Studios knows it. Yesterday, on his Twitter account, the CM from Avalanche Studios put the coal back in the chimney and said he was looking “proper words for a seducer” next announcement. In passing, he admits that the fans are smart and want to complicate them with new puzzles.
Trying to figure out how to sound the tease for what we’re going to show off next. You are all too smart and I don’t want to make it too easy for you! I’ll sleep on it, maybe I’ll eat something in the morning.
— Chandler Wood (@FinchStrife) January 11, 2023
Suffice it to say that the latter immediately made a lot of assumptions. New gameplay presentations, trailers, ASMR videos, other lines of communication (after companions, teachers and spells)… Some even thought the tweet in question had become a teaser. “sleeping on it” because that would be a hidden way of insinuating that the next announcement would be tied to the night. Night outing at Hogwarts? A more detailed overview of the hostel? To be honest, we shouldn’t concentrate on this part, but more on “find the right words”. And yes, the revelation wasn’t long in coming and that is indeed the voiceover we’re talking about with especially the contribution of great actors to bring the expected characters to life.
A story about sound
Phineas Nigellus Black, the most hated headmaster in Hogwarts history and Sirius Black’s ancestor, has finally earned the studio’s accolade. We know he will be at Hogwarts Legacy but his presentation so far hasn’t actually been made. Avalanche Software has overcome this confrontation by bringing us the person to duplicate it: famous British actor Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Paul). According to the actor’s confession, Phineas is “a bit stupid” and risk spoke in our protagonist’s wheels. After all, the accent is so English the actor seems to stick well with the image we have of the character and it makes you want it. But that’s not all!
Don’t be like Phineas!
In a post on the Wizarding World website, the studio tells us more about in-game dubbing. In addition to Simon Pegg, we will also find Sebastian Croft (Love, Death and Robots, Game of Thrones) and Amelia Geting (Emily). Depending on your choice, one of the two actors will lend the voice to your young magic student. Lesley Nicol (Dowtown Abbey) will play Professor Matilda Weasley (yes another Weasley as the Sorting Hat said). Pell-mell, we also have Asif Ali for Hermione of Hogwarts Legacy (Mahendra Pehlwaan); Kandace Caine for Natsai and her mother; Sohm Kapila for Professor Satyavati Shah or Jason Anthony for Sorting Hat and Nearly Headless Nick. And movie buffs will be happy to hear that familiar voices will come into play. Luke Youngblood (Lee Jordan in the film) will indeed play Everett Clopton, a young Ravenclaw who is quite the comedian. Suffice it to say that Hogwarts Legacy offers more than a friendly cast and allows itself to tease colorful characters.
As a reminder, Hogwarts Legacy is slated for February 10 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series. The PS4 and Xbox One versions will be available starting April 4. And finally, starting July 25th, Hogwarts is discoverable on Nintendo Switch.