We already knew that Hogwarts Legacy, an open-world action RPG set in the Harry Potter universe, was coming to PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One. But if you are a Nintendo Switch owner and bummed the game was not announced for the console, I have some good news: it is indeed coming to the Switch.
The news first appeared when preorders went up for the retailer Best Buy (as spotted by Wario64). At first glance, a product listing for a Nintendo Switch version may seem like a glitch in the system. However, heading over to the FAQ section on the official website for Hogwarts Legacy, Avalanche Software confirmed that its game would be available on Nintendo’s hybrid console. And checking the FAQ page via Wayback Machine, the screenshot shows no mention of Hogwarts Legacy coming to Switch.
Although the Nintendo Switch is not a graphical powerhouse, the console has been capable of running other AAA games. However, these games usually come with a few caveats: from lower resolution and FPS to some being cloud versions, such as Control Ultimate Edition, Hitman 3, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Still, some AAA games have been able to run on the Nintendo Switch and are not cloud versions, such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Doom Eternal, and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. Even if those games may not be the best versions to play, the fact they are running on the Switch is impressive.
The surprise announcement comes less than a day after the State of play broadcast focused entirely on Hogwarts Legacy, where we finally saw some gameplay and learned some details about the game’s plot.
Hogwarts Legacy will be released this holiday.
Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.