Avalanche Software and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s upcoming action role-playing game (RPG), Hogwarts Legacy, is one of 2023’s most anticipated releases. Set in the Wizarding World franchise, this game transports players to the 19th century as they immerse themselves in the splendor of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
With the game launching across multiple platforms, players who own a Nintendo Switch console are questioning if the game will be coming to the platform. We discuss everything on Hogwarts Legacy, including whether Hogwarts Legacy is launching for Nintendo Switch.
13th February 2023 Update: It's been reported that pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch version of Hogwarts Legacy are currently unavailable, and its listing has been removed from the Nintendo website. The original article continues below.
Will Hogwarts Legacy Be Available On Nintendo Switch?
The short answer is yes; the game will be available on Nintendo Switch consoles, but there’s a catch. It was reported during the game’s showcase in December 2022 that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has delayed the game’s launch for last-gen consoles, which includes PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, at later dates.
These are the following dates, provided by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, on release dates for Hogwarts Legacy:
- PlayStation 4 & Xbox One: 4th April 2023
- Nintendo Switch: 25th July 2023
This delay will disappoint dedicated Harry Potter fans playing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch as they’ll have to wait a bit longer to play the game. This means that the versions for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC will release on 10th February 2023, with Early Access available beforehand.
Here's an official description of the game per the Steam page:
"Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. Embark on a journey through familiar and new locations as you explore and discover magical beasts, customize your character and craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade talents, and become the wizard you want to be."
"Experience Hogwarts in the 1800s. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. Make allies, battle Dark wizards, and ultimately decide the fate of the wizarding world. Your legacy is what you make of it. Live the Unwritten."