An update to a store listing for the official Hogwarts Legacy art book may have given us a hint as to when the game might be released.
As spotted 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 December 6 release date.
Customers who pre-ordered the book have also received emails, VGC reports, stating that the release date has been revised to December 6.
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In light of this updated release date for the official art book, fans are speculating that it could mean the game launches, if not exactly On December 6, then maybe around the same time in early December. At the moment, Hogwarts Legacy only has an official “Holiday 2022” release window.
While the artbook for the game won’t necessarily be released on the same day as the game, a Reddit user in the thread points out (opens in new tab) another big Warner Bros release in 2022, Gotham Knights (opens in new tab)also has an art book slated to release on the same day as the game: October 25.
This feels 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 the then September 6 release date sparked speculation that the game would launch in September.
However, this turned out to be incorrect as it was later confirmed that the game will be released in ‘Holiday 2022’ and of course the release date of the book has also been pushed back. Honestly, this December 6 date does indeed fall within the game’s official ‘Holiday 2022’ window, but it could still be a temporary release date for the artbook.
That said, even if the artbook release date is doing Turns out to be December 6, it still isn’t necessarily a guarantee of the game’s final release date. We’ll have to wait for an official announcement from Warner Bros to make sure of that.
It is worth noting that the Amazon US list (opens in new tab) for the artbook, another date is attached: December 31, 2022. The Official Game Guide (opens in new tab) also has a date of December 31. December 31 actually seems much more likely to be a temporary date than December 6 and, indeed, Reddit users have noticed (opens in new tab) that the UK list previously also had this December 31 release date before it was updated.
This news comes just a few days after the contents of the Hogwarts Legacy collector’s edition and deluxe edition appear to have been 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 information about the various editions of the game prove to be correct, then we could potentially see the final release date in the not-too-distant future. After all, that ‘Vacation’ release window is fast approaching.