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Hogwarts Legacy is one of the most-anticipated games of 2022. Harry Potter fans have been waiting for a new, AAA title that puts them inside the Wizarding World for years, and now it’s finally happening. While the hype for the open-world game has not truly died down, it did take somewhat of a hit when the developers revealed Hogwarts Legacy didn’t have a firm release date. However, this was followed up by Warner Bros. saying that the game is still on track for 2022. Despite those reassurances, that’s yet to be fully confirmed; no release date has been announced, but a new Amazon book listing might give players an inkling as to when the game comes out.
A book titled “The Art and Making of Hogwarts Legacy: Exploring the Unwritten Wizarding World” takes readers through the development of Hogwarts Legacy. The book was originally supposed to release in September, which led fans to believe that the game’s launch date would closely align with that. However, the book was delayed to an unknown date, taking fans back to the drawing board as they tried to figure out when Hogwarts Legacy could come out.
While there’s still no official release date for The Art and Making of Hogwarts Legacy, Amazon UK may have leaked it early. According to the book’s listing on the site, its current release date is slated for Dec. 6, 2022. This has gotten Hogwarts fans excited for a couple of reasons.
For starters, it was always thought that the book’s release date would line up with that of Hogwarts Legacy’s launch. To add credence to that, Warner Bros. is also publishing the upcoming Gotham Knights game. That game releases on Oct. 25, which is also when a companion book for Gotham Knights also releases. Fans are thinking that Warner Bros. will follow the same trend with Hogwarts Legacy.
Lastly, another interesting aspect to look at is Dec. 6 falls on a Tuesday. Traditionally, Warner Bros. games release on Tuesdays. Gotham Knights is launching on a Tuesday, as did LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Though it could be a coincidence, Dec. 6 seems like as solid of a release date for Hogwarts Legacy as we’ve seen yet. Still, there’s no official confirmation for any of this information.