New information for Hogwarts Legacy is out there to show off the headmaster we are going to have to deal with in Hogwarts Legacy
The Wizarding World is expanding more with Hogwarts Legacy, as we get another of those famous British actors that never made it into the films make it into the IP now. That and a new look at how Avalanche Software is bringing Phineas Nigellus Black to life in the game from the small showings in the books and films. All while giving us the amazing Simon Pegg to bring the character further to life in Hogwarts Legacy when it launches on February 10th for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and PC. Even if it is not at its full height of popularity, it is something as well as giving us one more reason to give the game a go. Even if some of us are waiting for some true and deep gameplay to sell us all on the experience once more. That should be in the works in short order now that we are where we are here.
As you will see a little lower down here, we get Simon Pegg describing what is brought to Hogwarts Legacy for the character while also peppering in a few little bits of trivia to further explain the character. Phineas Black is not a good person or headmaster for the school, but one we will have to deal with while going about the rest of the game. This, of course, leads to the thought that Phineas Black will be one of the main antagonists in Hogwarts Legacy, but that could also be a rouse. The IP is well-known to show us one thing the whole story and then pull a bait-and-switch when we think we know the whole story. Go ahead and think about all of the stories before now and tell me that a little communication between everyone would not have fixed the issues beforehand. Thankfully, we do not have to wait that long to get to see how it is all going to flow out there for us all. Maybe this one will be the one that truly mixes it all up and will shock us all once more. At least we will get Simon Pegg in the mix of voices, so that is a great consolation no matter the case.
Hogwarts Legacy — Headmaster Black’s Legacy
Warner Bros. Games and Avalanche Software revealed some of the well-known voice talents for Hogwarts Legacy, the upcoming open-world, action role-playing-game set in the 1800s wizarding world. Developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros. Games under the Portkey Games label, Hogwarts Legacy allows players to experience life as a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry like never before, as they live the unwritten and embark on a dangerous journey to uncover a hidden truth of the wizarding world.
In Hogwarts Legacy, actor Simon Pegg plays Phineas Nigellus Black, the cantankerous Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. From a long lineage of Slytherins, Headmaster Black is hated by the students, of whom he also has a great disdain for. Wildly ill-suited to his job, his goal is to do the least amount of work possible and avoid exposure to the student body – preferring to focus on his status in the wizarding world and his surgically manicured beard.
As fifth-year students entering Hogwarts for the first time, Sebastian Croft and Amelia Gething play the two voice options for the game’s playable avatar, which can be highly customized, enabling players to choose the witch or wizard they want to be.
Lesley Nicol voices a key character in the game, Professor Matilda Weasley. A Gryffindor, she is the Deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts who aids the player in catching up with the other students by giving them the Wizard’s Field Guide and showing them the Room of Requirement. Kandace Caine plays Professor Onai who was once a Divination teacher at Uagadou, the largest wizarding school in the world, and a gifted Seer whose faith in her sight was shaken by the fact that she did not foresee the loss of her husband. Deciding to leave those painful memories behind, she accepts an invitation by Professor Weasley to teach Divination at Hogwarts. The professor of Astronomy, Professor Satyavati Shah, is voiced by Sohm Kapila. Raised in the Muggle world, Professor Shah is devoted to the sciences and tends to talk down to her students in winding and pretentious aphorisms.
And longtime franchise fans will be thrilled to recognize Luke Youngblood, who played Lee Jordan in the film series as he returns to provide the voice of Everett Clopton, a Ravenclaw and an underachieving rule-breaker and prankster. Asif Ali voices another Ravenclaw student, Amit Thakkar, a bright and well-read student who would leap at the chance to help a friend in need, though, once in the thick of things, often realizes he might be better off reading about certain adventures than experiencing them.
Jason Anthony voices both Nearly Headless Nick and the Sorting Hat. Nearly Headless Nick, the Gryffindor house ghost, also known as Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, is friendly and entertaining, if a bit pompous. He may be the key to helping the Gryffindor player find answers crucial to solving a significant mystery – if they are willing to do him one small favor involving a bit of rotten roast beef! And finally, the iconic Sorting Hat, a sentient, magical hat, uses knowledge from the student’s past along with input from the player to determine which Hogwarts house will be the right fit.
Was this the nice little surprise you have always been hoping for when it comes to Hogwarts Legacy or do you even notice the voices during the game? Are you glad to finally see that Simon Pegg is making the way into the IP or would you have rather seen a live-action character instead? Will the story of the game follow the normal pattern or could we be seeing a solid shift in everything to mix it all up for us once more? If you have anything to say about all of this, add it to the comments below and discuss away. There will be more for Hogwarts Legacy, I am sure, and we will have it all here for you as best that we can. We hope it will be more of the gameplay but are just being hopeful that we will just get anything to lead us to the launch of it all.