Professor Abraham Ronen in Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch Gameplay and Trailer Revealed

Gameplay for the Nintendo Switch version of Hogwarts Legacy has been officially released, showcasing just how good it looks on the handheld.

Hogwarts Legacy was released to critical acclaim on next-gen consoles back in February 2023 and has since been ported to PS4 and Xbox One with much success. After a handful of delays, the Nintendo Switch port is almost upon us; unbelievably, it will be a native version. This means that it’s not going to be the PC version streamed to your device but actually the full game built for the Nintendo Switch. With official gameplay images and a trailer being released, it’s clear to see how much effort has been put in to get the game running on the handheld.

Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch Gameplay Trailer

With only a few days until release, an official Nintendo Switch gameplay trailer has been unveiled for Hogwarts Legacy. The trailer consists entirely of cutscenes from the game, with many noticeable graphical changes from other platforms.

While it’s intriguing to see what the final product will look like on the Nintendo Switch, Hogwarts legacy already exceeds our expectations in terms of visual output. Hopefully, the trailer being cut from cutscenes isn’t a sign that the game will be released in a poor state, but only time will tell. You can check out the full trailer below:

Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch Gameplay Images

Gameplay screenshots for Hogwarts Legacy running natively on the Nintendo Switch have been revealed via the Nintendo eShop and website. They show off some of the game’s villains, locations, including classrooms and Room of Requirement, as well as Professor Abraham Ronen. You can see the images below:

Surprisingly, these screenshots look quite good. While the image quality is a little blurry with a much lower resolution, the level of detail and impressive lighting seems to have been carried over from the PlayStation, Xbox, and PC versions. Hogwarts Legacy on the Nintendo Switch will not be a cloud version, as these screenshots prove, but a complete port to the handheld platform.

Of course, it remains to be seen what the frame rate is like and how the game performs overall. Unfortunately, while these screenshots are at least honest and show off the type of visuals players should expect, so far, a trailer for the Nintendo Switch version showing in-game footage has not been released. However, the game is not far from releasing, coming out on Tuesday, 14 November 2023, so fans can likely expect a trailer soon.

Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch Vs. PlayStation 5 Gameplay

When compared to the PlayStation 5 version of Hogwarts Legacy, it is clear that the Switch version is running at a significantly lower resolution, with an overall blurrier image quality, lower quality assets, and reduced lighting.

You can see a side-by-side comparison of the two versions below:

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