Hogwarts Legacy inspired by Zelda: Breath of the Wild, according to some rumors

Hogwarts Legacy inspired by Zelda: Breath of the Wild, according to some rumors

Hogwarts Legacy inspired by Zelda

Hogwarts Legacy is the protagonist of a series of rumors spread by the youtuber RetroRaconteur, who claims to have contacts with some sources close to the development of the Warner Bros. game from which this information would come, which also speaks of the inspiration taken from The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild in building the game world.

These mysterious sources inside Avalanche Software have confirmed that Hogwarts Legacy will have an open world close to that of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in some features, but it is also mentioned Ghost of Tsushima as inspiration in building the world, with various regions composing the main map and villages and points of interest to visit with their NPCs.

There will be camps with enemies to fight and even dungeons to explore, with gameplay that contains mixed combat, stealth and exploration elements.

Obviously, these are only rumors but remaining vague in this way could also make sense within a game of this type.

In the meantime, we are waiting for an official presentation of Hogwarts Legacy, whose month of release from the official artbook may have emerged, while according to some its presentation with release date will take place during an upcoming State of Play.

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New PC games: All the upcoming PC games for 2022 and beyond

If you're looking for new PC games, then you'll probably never run out of options. With everything from major studios to tiny indie teams (and now, even Sony) making their games available on platforms like Steam and Epic, there's almost too much to count. That's bad news for your backlog, but great news for you, as you'll never run out of new PC games to try.

2022 is very nearly upon us, so while there aren't any new PC games left in 2021, next year promises to be a total banger. This Spring is looking seriously busy, so whether you're into strategy games, chunk y RPGs, shooters, or even the PS4 back catalogue, keep reading for a rundown of the new PC games on their way to you over the next two years.

2022 New PC gamesUncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

Naughty Dog

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Developer: Naughty DogPublisher: SonyRelease date: Early 2022

Nathan Drake is finally making his way to PC. It's not the full Uncharted collection we might have been hoping for, but it's perhaps the next best thing. The Legacy of Thieves Collection bundles together Uncharted 4: A Thiefs' End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, bringing the two most recent titles in Naughty Dog's acclaimed series to PC for the first time. The PS5 version is launching first, on January 28, but the PC port will follow 'shortly after.' 

Dying Light 2 Stay Human 

Dying Light 2

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Developer: TechlandPublisher: TechlandRelease date: February 4, 2022

After a long development cycle, Dying Light 2 Stay Human is nearly here. It aims to double down on the mechanics from the first installment, keeping the beloved first-person parkour movement and melee combat intact, while introducing new features, as well. Dying Light 2 will prioritize player choice, featuring many different branching paths that encourage multiple replays. In addition to parkour, you’ll be able to use a variety of tools to get around the map including a grappling hook and a glider. But above all else, the zombies will be even deadlier than before, so you’ll need to stay on your toes if you want to survive.

Elden Ring

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Developer: FromSoftwarePublisher: Bandai NamcoRelease date: February 25, 2022

Up until E3 2021, many believed Elden Ring was a myth. A legend. But after two years of silence, FromSoftware and Bandai Namco finally blew the lid off, and gave us all a new look that was arguably well worth the wait. Elden Ring will have in-depth combat, just like in the Souls games, but will also feature a large open world for you to explore (via horseback!). You can certainly tell this game is made by renowned Souls developer FromSoftware, but it’s shaping up to be a major evolution for the studio. 



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Developer: Andrew ShouldicePublisher: FinjiRelease date: March 16, 2022

An adorable adventure game that wears its inspiration from The Legend of Zelda series firmly on its sleeve, Tunic stars a cute little fox exploring a sprawling fantasy world. Originally announced in the summer of 2017, it's been a long journey, but one that looks as though it'll certainly be worth it for any Link's Awakening fans out there.

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands


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Developer: GearboxPublisher: 2K GamesRelease date: March 25, 2022

Borrowing many elements from Borderlands, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a co-op, class-based shooter with an all-star cast. Starring Ashly Burch, Andy Samberg, Wanda Sykes, and Will Arnett, this game aims to scratch the looter-shooter itch, but with a twist. It still takes place in the Borderlands universe, but is being treated as a spinoff rather than a mainline entry. Players will use spells in addition to an arsenal of guns to take down enemies in this game, leaning a bit more into fantasy than the space western themes found in Borderlands. 

Star Trek: Resurgence

Star Trek: Resurgence

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Developer: Dramatic LabsPublisher: Dramatic LabsRelease date: Spring 2022

A trip to the final frontier set after the events of The Next Generation TV show, Star Trek: Resurgence comes from a team of former Telltale Games devs. It tells the story of first officer Jara Rydek and engineer Carter Diaz as they work to unravel a mystery that has two alien civilizations on the verge of all-out war.



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Developer: Luminous ProductionsPublisher: Square EnixRelease date: May 24, 2022

We've not seen too much of Forspoken just yet, but what we have seen looks incredible. Set within the beautiful world of Athia, you'll take on the role of protagonist Frey (whose cat, Homer, has really stolen the show), and use her magical powers to travel across the open world to take on the forces of dictator Tanta Sila. A stacked development team includes Star Wars: Rogue One's Gary Whitta and Uncharted's Amy Hennig, making Forspoken one to keep an eye on.

Ghostwire: Tokyo

GhostWire: Tokyo

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Developer: Tango GameworksPublisher: BethesdaRelease date: Early 2022

The Evil Within developer Tango Gameworks is back again, this time with something a little different. Instead of straight up survival-horror, the team is working on a first-person action-adventure game called Ghostwire: Tokyo. It’ll still lean into some spooky elements, but will have a greater emphasis on fast-paced action. The main character has the ability to use various magical attacks to ward off the spirits that have invaded Tokyo. Along the way, you’ll aim to discover why most of the city’s population has mysteriously disappeared.



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Developer: Bethesda Game StudiosPublisher: Bethesda SoftworksRelease date: November 11, 2022

It’s easy to see why Starfield has generated so much hype. It’s Bethesda Softworks’ first new IP in 25 years, and will borrow many elements from the beloved Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Starfield will send players to space and can be played in first or third-person, just like Bethesda’s other main RPGs. It’s still unclear what this game will actually look like in action, but considering the team has spent so much time developing it, expectations are through the roof. As Bethesda’s Todd Howard describes it, Starfield is “Skyrim in space,” which sets the bar pretty high.

Homeworld 3


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Developer: Blackbird InteractivePublisher: Gearbox SoftwareRelease date: Q4 2022

After the well-received but firmly terrestrial spin-off that was Deserts of Kharak, the beloved Homeworld series is returning to the stars. Originally released in 1999 at the height of the RTS boom, the series' fully 3D combat and exploration remains a marvel to this day. Although we've only seen a few brief glimpses at the long-awaited threequel, it's looking as beautiful as ever, and it'll be fascinating to see how Blackbird brings Homeworld back to life for a new generation.


Stalker 2

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Developer: GSC Game WorldPublisher: GSC World PublishingRelease date: December 8, 2022

The STALKER series has been around on PC for a while now, and the next numbered installment will take us back to Chernobyl in 2022. One of the most exciting aspects of STALKER 2 is its large open world, giving you plenty to do and uncover as you explore. The series has become famous for its emphasis on player-choice, which will return in STALKER 2, as well -- only it seems like it’ll play a larger part this time around. A late-stage delay pushed the sequel from April 2022 to its new December release date, but it should still be worth the wait.

Gotham Knights

Gotham Knights

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Developer: WB Games MontrealPublisher: Warner BrosRelease date: TBC 2022

From developer WB Games Montreal, Gotham Knights is a cooperative action RPG that puts you in the shoes of Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and Red Hood. It follows the story of the Court of Owls from the comics, and is separate from the Batman: Arkham trilogy. In this game, Bruce Wayne is dead (apparently), and it’s up to the Gotham Knights to protect the city. With this being an RPG, you’ll be able to upgrade your characters as you play, unlocking various enhancements and new abilities as you see fit.

Lord of the Rings: Gollum

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Developer: Daedalic EntertainmentPublisher: Daedalic EntertainmentRelease date: TBC 2022

There have been numerous Lord of the Rings games in the past, but the latest Middle-earth adventure will focus on Gollum, as inspired by the famous books (and not the films). This is an action-adventure game with stealth elements, though it might play differently than you’d expect. Gollum isn’t a skilled warrior, and instead must traverse the environment by platforming and outsmarting his foes. Deadly creatures aren’t the only things you’ll have to worry about, as Gollum will also have to battle his alter-ego, Smeagol along the way.



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Developer: Arkane StudiosPublisher: Bethesda SoftworksRelease date: TBC 2022

Deathloop isn’t the only project Arkane has in development. Coming to us from Arkane Austin, Redfall is a new first-person cooperative adventure that pits its players against deadly vampires. These creatures have plagued the town of Redfall and it’ll be your job to stop them at all costs. The cast of characters is eccentric, each with their own unique abilities and personalities. Even though this game will serve as a departure for Arkane by leaning into cooperative play, the developer’s signature gameplay will still remain intact with this new adventure. 

Slime Rancher 2

Slime Rancher 2 reveal still

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Developer: Monomi ParkPublisher: Monomi ParkRelease date: TBC 2022

Slime Rancher 2 is one of the standouts from this list, mostly because it’s so different. It’s the sequel to 2017’s Slime Rancher, a game that caught the world by storm, performing extremely well for developer Monomi Park. In it, you collect, sell, and breed colorful slimes in a wonderfully wacky world, while gathering resources to create the perfect ranch. The sequel will build upon the first, but boasts improvements like a more colorful, bigger world to explore. Thankfully, it’ll be out sometime next year! 

A Plague Tale: Requiem

A Plague Tale: Innocence

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Developer: Asobo StudioPublisher: Focus Home InteractiveRelease date: TBC 2022

Considering just how well A Plague Tale: Innocence performed critically and commercially, it was inevitable we’d get a sequel. A Plague Tale: Requiem will continue with the stars of the previous game, Amicia, and Hugo, as they deal with the consequences from the first installment. Since this a direct sequel, there will no doubt be callbacks to A Plague Tale: Innocence, but hopefully with new surprises as well. This one is still a ways off, so we haven’t seen many details about its gameplay or story, but if it’s anything like the first game, it’ll likely be excellent.  

The Callisto Protocol

The Callisto Protocol

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Developer: Striking DistancePublisher: KraftonRelease date: TBC 2022

Craving more survival horror in space? Look no further than The Callisto Protocol, a spiritual successor to the beloved Dead Space trilogy. In fact, the studio behind it, Striking Distance, is led by Glen Schofield who was one of the original creators of Dead Space. While we haven’t seen exactly how this game will play, it looks to be absolutely terrifying. Oddly enough, this game is somehow tied to the PUBG universe, but it’s unclear how that will play out. Nonetheless, this is one for horror fans to keep on their radars.

Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy

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Developer: AvalanchePublisher: Warner Bros. GamesRelease date: TBC 2022

The world of Harry Potter is ripe for a full-on action RPG, which is what we’re getting with Hogwarts Legacy. This is something fans have been asking for since the series was popularized, and it will finally be a reality in 2022. In it, you’ll be able to attend Hogwarts, get sorted into your house, and take classes to become the best witch or wizard imaginable. There’s still a lot we don’t know about this game, but based on what we’ve seen so far, it’s one we’re absolutely excited about.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

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Developer: Massive EntertainmentPublisher: UbisoftRelease date: TBC 2022

After being in development for what felt like years, Ubisoft officially unveiled Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora at E3 2021. This first-person open-world action game will send players to the Western Frontier, and is from the perspective of the Na’vi. Of course, this is based in the same universe as the popular James Cameron Avatar film, though it will be a separate, standalone story from the original. Based on the announcement trailer, Frontiers of Pandora will no doubt be beautiful, but whether or not it’s fun to play remains to be seen. 

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League 

Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League

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Developer: RocksteadyPublisher: Warner BrosRelease date: TBC 2022

While WB Games Montreal is hard at work on Gotham Knights, another co-op DC Comics game is in development. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League comes to us from developer Rocksteady Studios, and will take place in the same universe as the Batman: Arkham games (though, the caped crusader won’t be the star of this game). In it, you’ll play as the Suicide Squad, consisting of  Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, and King Shark as they aim to stop the evil Brainiac. While the game will emphasize four-player cooperative play, you’ll be able to enjoy it solo, as well. 

Total War: Warhammer 3

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Developer: Creative AssemblyPublisher: SegaRelease date: TBC 2022

Bigger and better than ever, Total Warhammer is returning for a third outing. In reigniting its strategy series to complete the trilogy, Creative Assembly is sticking to its established formula while adding a few tweaks. Presumably, the real-time battles and regular campaign modes will return with a few up-to-date improvements, but details are still relatively scarce. Practically speaking, however, we do know that the Kislev and Grand Cathay races will be added. You'll have to wait a little while longer for more, however, as we're still waiting on an official release date. Bye-bye, free time. 

Kerbal Space Program 2

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Developer: Intercept GamesPublisher: Private DivisionRelease date: TBC 2022

Although Kerbal Space Program 2 isn’t being made by the same developer as the first game, it doesn’t look any less ambitious. In it, you’ll get to build intricate rockets and space centers, while navigating the depths of space. However, in this entry, you should expect things to be more streamlined for new players -- as the first installment was criticized for being overwhelming. Kerbal Space Program 2 will also allow you to create entire colonies on distant planets. But above all else, you’ll still get to interact with the green aliens known as Kerbals.

Dune: Spice Wars


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Developer: Shiro GamesPublisher: FuncomRelease date: TBC 2022

Billed as a real-time strategy with elements from 4X games live Civilization, Dune: Spice Wars takes you to the acclaimed sci-fi world, as you fight to dominate Arrakis. It'll launch in early access some time in 2022, with a full launch nine to 12 months later.

2023 new PC gamesAlan Wake II

Alan Wake 2 trailer

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Developer: Remedy EntertainmentPublisher: Epic Games PublishingRelease date: Summer 2022

Fresh off the back of his remastering in 2021, Alan Wake is returning to Bright Falls for a full-fledged sequel. With key members of the original cast returning, expect more of Remedy's classic action horror, as well as a touch of Control's surreal world, now that the developer's expanded universe is confirmed to encompass both games.

Black Myth: Wukong

Black Myth: Wukong gets a brand-new trailer

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Developer: Game SciencePublisher:  Game ScienceRelease date: 2023

It’s easy to draw comparisons to Sekiro or the Souls games when looking at Black Myth: Wukong. And while it is absolutely reminiscent of those titles, Black Myth will stand on its own thanks to its unique mechanics. For instance, you’ll be able to transform into various creatures including insects -- in order to defeat enemies. It’s most recent trailer is absolutely stunning and if developer Game Science pulls it off, Black Myth could be one of the great action RPGs of the generation. It’ll be a while before we can play it, as it’s not planned to launch until 2023. 

TBC new PC gamesVampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

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Developer: TBCPublisher: Paradox InteractiveRelease date: TBC

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is an upcoming action RPG wherein you play as -- you guessed it -- a vampire. In it, you can create your own character and upgrade different abilities including one that allows you to glide and summon bats. Sadly, this one has undergone significant development troubles and has been delayed indefinitely. Bloodlines 2 was originally supposed to launch in 2019, then was delayed to 2020, and then delayed once more to past 2021. Hardsuit Labs was initially working on this game, but Publisher Paradox moved it to a different, undisclosed developer.


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Developer: Bethesda Game StudiosPublisher: BethesdaRelease date: TBC

While a large portion of Bethesda is focused on Starfield, some of the team is working on The Elder Scrolls 6, a game that is still quite a ways off. There isn’t much we know about this upcoming RPG adventure, but based on a tweet from Bethesda, it seems The Elder Scrolls 6 will take place in Hammerfell. We also know Bethesda has overhauled its engine in preparation for this game, which may eliminate much of the jank that came with other installments. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of games to play in the meantime, hopefully making the wait for The Elder Scrolls 6 less excruciating. 

Hollow Knight: Silksong

Hollow Knight

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Developer: Team CherryPublisher: Team CherryRelease date: TBC

Speaking of games we’ve been waiting a while for, Hollow Knight: Silksong is the follow up to one of the best Metroidvania games in recent memory. What started as a mere expansion to the original, Silksong ended up turning into a fully-fledged sequel, starring a new character named Hornet. While Silksong will borrow many mechanics from the first game, it will have new features, as well -- including improvements to the healing system, and more. Sadly, there’s no telling when this game will be ready, but we hope it’s sooner rather than later.

Project 007

Project 007

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Developer: IO InteractivePublisher: IO InteractiveRelease date: TBC

On the heels of the excellent Hitman 3, developer IO Interactive has a new project underway, and it’s a match made in heaven. Referred to as Project 007, this new game will put us in the shoes of James Bond, serving as an original story, separate from the films. It will be an origin story, featuring a younger, less experienced Bond. While it’s unclear how exactly this game will play, it will likely be either a third-person - or possibly first-person - action game. It’ll be a while before we get to play this one, but we can trust it’s in good hands with IO.  

MachineGames' untitled Indiana Jones game

Indiana Jones Bethesda game

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Developer: MachineGamesPublisher: Lucasfilm Games / BethesdaRelease date: TBC

As part of a collaboration between Lucasfilm Games, Bethesda, and Machine Games, a new standalone Indiana Jones adventure is currently in production. Its official title has yet to be revealed, but it has been confirmed this will be a new adventure, telling the story of a veteran Indiana Jones in his prime. At this stage, it’s still too early to know what kind of game this will be or how it’ll play. We’re partially hoping for some callbacks to MachineGames’ Wolfenstein series, at least mechanically. 



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Developer: ChucklefishPublisher: ChucklefishRelease date: TBC 

In Witchbrook, you’re a witch in training, but the path you take to graduation is up to you. This life simulator is presented from an isometric perspective, with beautiful pixel art, and is reminiscent of Stardew Valley, but with a different theme. It has all the features you’d expect, like fishing, making friends, farming, and more. Since developer Chucklefish is a no-crunch studio, there’s no telling when this game will be out. But the team says it’s “working hard” to finish the game and bring it to the world. 

Ubisoft's open-world Star Wars game

Ubisoft Star Wars game

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Developer: Massive EntertainmentPublisher: Ubisoft / Lucasfilm GamesRelease date: TBC

Out of all the games on this list, Ubisoft’s open-world Star Wars project might be the furthest away. It was only just announced in 2021, and considering EA’s Star Wars exclusivity deal recently expired, it’ll be a while before we get our hands on this one. We do know this game is being worked on by Massive Entertainment, the team behind The Division series. We also know it’ll have an open world. But beyond that, it’s tough to say how this will turn out since it’s so far, far away. 

ConcernedApe's Haunted Chocolatier

Haunted Chocolatier

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Developer: ConcernedApePublisher: ConcernedApeRelease date: TBA

The long-awaited second game from Stardew Valley developer Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone, Haunted Chocolatier might leave the wholesome vibes of the farm behind, but otherwise offers exactly what made us fall in love back in 2016. This time you'll be taking on the role of a chocolate maker living in a fantasy castle, and the vibes look immaculate.