Hogwarts Legacy gameplay makes Harry Potter’s fantastic beasts mounts

New Hogwarts Legacy gameplay from CCXP shows fantastic beasts off in the Harry Potter game, among some footage of what appear to be new cutscenes

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With the Hogwarts Legacy release date edging ever closer, any new footage or information about the Harry Potter game is always welcome. Luckily for us, we got exactly that and some brief Hogwarts Legacy gameplay at a recent event, showing us a few more features we can expect from the Wizarding world, alongside some more game details at large.

The short Hogwarts Legacy gameplay clips come from audience videos at Brazilian Comic Con CCXP, as the development took to a live stage to show off some of the music, brief cutscenes, and some gameplay too.

Our biggest glimpse at Hogwarts Legacy gameplay (of the footage shared online at least) shows the player riding what looks like a fantastic beast of some kind. This comes courtesy of Caco Cardasi (and shared by Hogwarts Legacy Brasil) on Twitter, who was at the event live in the audience for the gameplay.

Beware of minor Hogwarts Legacy gameplay spoilers if you want to go in completely blind, but there’s some cool Harry Potter-esque stuff going on. You pull a giant beast out of a tiny bag! Absolutely classic magic here, letting you channel your inner Newt Scamander to somehow tame and use the Hogwarts Legacy beasts from the Harry Potter universe when traversing the grounds of the Hogwarts Legacy map.

It can be a little difficult to tell, but this looks like one of the Hogwarts Legacy mounts known as the Graphorn, which is a four-legged beast with a humped back and skin tougher than a dragon’s, so barraging through enemies isn’t all that surprising.

There was also some footage of one of the many Hogwarts Legacy characters, a Slytherin companion named Sebastian, at CCXP as well. However, what we saw of that was much less revealing. They’ll be one of many companions based on each Hogwarts house, each of which will also have its own Hogwarts Legacy common room too.

A live performance of music from Hogwarts Legacy from CCXP should also be releasing at some point on December 5, according to community manager Chandler Wood, so keep an eye out for that too.

If you can’t wait for the Harry Potter game, why not check out footage of a Hogwarts Legacy fan remake that’s helping an indie developer learn the ropes, or find out how to import your house and wand into Hogwarts Legacy ahead of release.

The creator of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling, has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years. While WB Games says “JK Rowling is not directly involved in the creation of the game”, it is based on her work and it’s still unclear if she will receive royalties from its sales. If you’d like to learn more about transgender equality or lend your support, here are two important charities we encourage you to check out: the National Center for Transgender Equality in the US, and Mermaids in the UK.