Hogwarts Legacy developer Avalanche Software has finally revealed a major character in the Harry Potter game after having previously disturbed them. More specifically, the game’s Twitter account has finally pulled back the curtain on Defense Against the Dark Arts professor Dinah Hecat, the “stern but personable professor who “takes her teaching responsibilities very seriously.” An official character description continues. :”After a successful career in the Ministry of Magic, during which she was rumored to have spent time in the Department of Mysteries, she retired to become a Hogwarts Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. Although she is happy to be at Hogwarts, some believe that her hands-on teaching method satisfies an innate desire for action.” In other words, she seems like she can be a bit controversial.
As you can see below, Hecat is quite old and doesn’t seem like the type of Defense Against the Dark Arts professor fans of the books and movies are used to. As for the importance of him to the game, it’s not mentioned, but in the books and movies, the Defense Against the Dark Arts professors played pretty big roles, so it’s safe to assume that this will also be the case with Hecat.
For those who need a refresher on the book and movies, the following characters have played the role at one point or another: Gilderoy Lockhart, Remus Lupin, Barty Crouch Jr., Quirinus Quirrell, Amycus Carrow, Dolores Umbridge, and of course, Severus. Snape. And of course, the simple fact that she’s featured before launch also suggests that she plays a significant role in the game.
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Hogwarts Legacy It will be released worldwide on February 10, 2023 via PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch. For more coverage on the upcoming Harry Potter game click here.
“Hogwarts Legacy is an open world action role-playing game set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books,” an official commentary on the game reads. “Embark on a journey through familiar and new places as you explore and discover magical beasts, customize your character and create potions, master spell casting, upgrade your talents, and you become the magician you want to be. . Experience Hogwarts in the 19th century. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. He makes allies, fights dark wizards, and ultimately decides the fate of the wizarding world. Your legacy is what you make of it. He lives the unwritten.”