Hogwarts Legacy is coming to Switch and it looks like it won’t be a cloud version
WB Games finally lifted the lid on Hogwarts legacy with a recent massive gameplay reveal, and since then several more details about the game have surfaced, from its multiple difficulty options to its blessed lack of microtransactions. Now another surprising tidbit has come to light.
Gem The Legacy of Hogwarts official FAQ page, the game will also be released for Nintendo Switch when it releases later this year. That in and of itself isn’t too surprising – we regularly get big multiplatform games from third parties also releasing on the Switch, but from Hitman 3 to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy to the upcoming Dying Light 2 Stay Human it’s mostly them to cloud-exclusive versions.
However, it seems like that won’t be the case with Hogwarts Legacy . Developer Avalanche Software doesn’t mention anything about it being a cloud version in the FAQ, while several retailers have also started listing the game. For example, Amazon has a listing for the Nintendo Switch version of Hogwarts Legacy that also shows the box art for the physical version of the game.
Hopefully we’ll get an official message from Avalanche or WB Games sooner rather than later to clear up any confusion.
Hogwarts Legacy will launch this holiday and will also be available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One and PC. Be sure to check out our feature that rounds up all the important new details we’ve learned about the game.
The release of Hogwarts Legacy for Nintendo Switch has been confirmed
WB Games has confirmed its plans to release Hogwarts Legacy on Nintendo Switch, according to a logo alongside other platforms on the game’s website . Additionally, the site’s FAQ mentions the Nintendo platform again, stating that “Hogwarts Legacy will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC”.
The even better news is that the game is actually listed on Amazon which was first spotted by Nintendo Life . That means Nintendo Switch owners needn’t worry about a cloud release, as developer Avalanche Software seems to be doing everything in its power to get Hogwarts Legacy running natively on the device.
When Hogwarts Legacy was revealed in 2020, it was confirmed to be available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. Harry Potter fans got another look at the single-player RPG in a 14-minute state-of-play presentation that revealed the game is coming to all platforms this holiday season, which now includes Nintendo Switch.
Post-State of Play, the un-highlighted announcement is a bit puzzling as to why the game’s marketing hasn’t confirmed something that was so easy to spot on the game’s website. Hopefully gamers looking to pick it up on Nintendo Switch will get a glimpse of how the game plays on the handheld device, even in an upcoming Nintendo Direct.