We’re getting a new listen to Hogwarts Legacy music and a first look at new The Wizarding World of Harry Potter wands today.
Warner Bros. Games and Avalanche Software released today an orchestral Hogwarts Legacy music video to “Overture to the Unwritten” set over original gameplay footage. The game is scheduled to be released on February 10, 2023 (pre-order now).
Players will experience life as a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry like never before, as they live the unwritten and embark on a dangerous journey to uncover a hidden truth of the wizarding world.
“Overture to the Unwritten” features local studio musicians from Avalanche Software‘s home state, Utah, including choir and orchestral members from the University of Utah, BYU, Salt Lake Symphony Orchestra and featuring renowned recording artists Nicole Pinnell, Nicole Klossner, Ryan Shupe, Abe Kaelin, Bart Olson, John Knudsen and Dune Moss.
The video, filmed on location at big idea music studios in Sandy, Utah and Media Grabbers in North Salt Lake City, Utah, features the original composition by composers chuck e. myers “sea”, J. Scott Rakozy and Peter Murray and performed by a 54-piece orchestra conducted by Nathan Hofheins.
Projected behind the orchestra and interspliced throughout the Hogwarts Legacy music video, the original gameplay footage traverses throughout the Hogwarts Castle and the expansive surrounding areas including Hogsmeade, to reveal the vastness of the world.
The orchestral song conjures a magical melody reminiscent of the Wizarding World fans are accustomed to while evoking an older descant from ancient lore.
As of today, fans are now able to stream or digitally purchase “Overture to the Unwritten.” All of the additional music from Hogwarts Legacy will be available on launch day on the Hogwarts Legacy (Original Video Game Soundtrack).
Additionally, songs from Hogwarts Legacy will be featured on a second album titled, Hogwarts Legacy (Study Themes From the Original Video Game Soundtrack), an album focusing on more ambient, chill, relaxing music that is ideal to listen to while studying for classes at Hogwarts or any school. Both albums will be released by WaterTower Music and will be available at all digital streaming services.
Hogwarts Legacy is available for pre-order on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles via the Microsoft Store, and PC via the Steam and Epic Games Store. The Nintendo Switch pre-order date will be revealed soon.
Published by Warner Bros. Games under the Portkey Games label and developed by Avalanche Software, Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, action, open-world role-playing-game set in the 1800’s wizarding world.
Beginning as a fifth year, players will embark on a journey through new and familiar locations, explore and discover magical beasts, craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade talents and customize their character to become the witch or wizard they want to be.
A brand-new collection of authentic, interactive Ollivanders wands has also arrived at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal theme parks around the globe, bringing 12 all-new wands — plus an additional one that is exclusive to each destination — to Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan and Universal Beijing Resort.
Each original wand within the new assortment pairs a wood type with one of the three powerful cores preferred by master wandmaker Garrick Ollivander from the Harry Potter film series — unicorn hair, dragon heartstring and phoenix feather — and comes with a first-ever “wand lore” insert that details the distinct properties of that specific wand and the attributes of its ideal owner.
Guests can also use the new wands to cast spells and reveal magical surprises with the right incantation and a gentle flick of the wrist at select locations within the spectacularly themed lands.
The new collection also brings a unique wand to each Universal park that is exclusive to that destination and not available anywhere else, including:
A larch and phoenix feather wand at Universal Orlando Resort.
A walnut and dragon heartstring wand at Universal Studios Hollywood.
A cherry and unicorn hair wand at Universal Studios Japan.
A red oak and unicorn hair wand at Universal Beijing Resort.