An update to a retail listing for the official Hogwarts Legacy art book may have given us a hint as to when the game could be released.
As noted by Hogwarts Legacy fans on Reddit (via VGC (opens in new tab)), the Amazon UK listing for The Art and Making of Hogwarts Legacy: Exploring the Unwritten Wizarding World has been updated with a release date of 6 December.
Customers who pre-ordered the book also, according to VGC, received emails to state that the release date has been revised to December 6.
In light of this updated release date for the official art book, fans are speculating that this could mean the game will be released, if not exactly. about December 6th, so maybe around the same time as early December. At the moment, Hogwarts Legacy only has an official ‘Holiday 2022’ release window.
While the game’s art book isn’t necessarily released on the same day as the game, a Reddit user on the topic points (opens in new tab) another big Warner Bros release in 2022, Gotham Knights (opens in new tab)also has an art book scheduled to be released on the same day as the game: October 25th.
This looks familiar
Now if you’re thinking ‘wait, haven’t we been here before?’ then you would be right. It was in February of this year that the Hogwarts Legacy art book was first announced and its September 6 release date sparked speculation that the game would be released in September.
However, this proved to be inaccurate as it was later confirmed that the game will release on ‘Holiday 2022’ and the book release date has naturally changed as well. In all fairness, this December 6 date does fall within the official ‘Holiday 2022’ game window, but it could still be a placeholder release date for the art book.
That said, even if the art book release date does proves to be December 6th is still not necessarily a guarantee of the game’s final release date. We’ll have to wait for an official announcement from Warner Bros to be sure of that.
It is worth noting that at the time of writing the Amazon US listing (opens in new tab) for the art book has a different date attached: December 31, 2022. The official game guide (opens in new tab) also has a date of December 31st. In fact, December 31st seems much more likely to be a placeholder date than December 6th, and indeed, Reddit users noticed (opens in new tab) that the UK listing also had this December 31st release date before being updated.
This news comes just days after the contents of the Hogwarts Legacy Collector’s Edition and the Deluxe Edition appear to have leaked online (via VGC (opens in new tab)) after a Reddit user claimed to have found hidden files on the Hogwarts Legacy website.
If this updated artbook release date and the information found in the various editions of the game are accurate, we could see the final release date announced in the not too distant future. After all, that ‘Holiday’ release window is fast approaching.