Hogwarts Legacy Switch Pre-Orders Finally Live with Free Onyx Hippogriff Bonus.
After months of eager anticipation, Nintendo Switch owners can now pre-order Hogwarts Legacy digitally and receive an exclusive Onyx Hippogriff mount for their magical journeys. This creature-collecting open world RPG immerses players in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter like never before.
Initially slated to launch this summer, the Switch port saw delays pushing it back to November 14th, 2023. But the long wait is nearly over, as pre-purchases unlocking bonuses are a sure sign of impending release.
Onyx Hippogriff Provides Early Flying Mount for Exploration
The Onyx Hippogriff rewarded for pre-ordering is especially enticing for Hogwarts Legacy players. Flying mounts can be used to swiftly traverse the landscapes surrounding Hogwarts, adding functionality beyond being collectibles. So securing this mystical steed early is advantageous.
Of course, questions linger regarding the Switch version’s technical performance. The Harry Potter title is graphically stunning on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Surprisingly, it runs admirably on PS4 and Xbox One too. The console versions have made the role-playing title dominant in the gaming charts but some remain skeptical about fluidity on underpowered Switch hardware.
Comparisons will be drawn to Switch ports of similarly expansive open world RPGs like Skyrim. More recently although not the same genre, Mortal Kombat 1’s version has been destroyed by gamers with memes for how bad it is. If Hogwarts Legacy can match the quality of a title like Skyrim however, it will be an impressive achievement. But compromises to effects or resolution remain possible given the sheer scale.
Until Switch-specific footage emerges, optimism is cautious. But the teams optimising the RPG game have proved capable of squeezing extreme fidelity out of ageing platforms already. And for any graphical sacrifices, mobility may make up for it.
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- Unlocking Secrets: The Viaduct Courtyard Bridge Puzzle
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Regardless of uncertainties, fans can now take the first steps on their Hogwarts journey by pre-ordering. The included Onyx Hippogriff won’t make traversing the world any less magical or immersive on Switch. After extended delays, the release can’t come soon enough.
Hogwarts Legacy is currently available for Windows PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, with a Nintendo Switch version releasing on November 14th.
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