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Simon Pegg to include Harry Potter as part of his Legacy, thanks to a new role revealed today


Looks like Warner Bros. Games and Avalanche software removed the cloak of invisibility on voice actor details regarding their upcoming title Hogwarts Legacy. The much maligned title set in the world of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter will give players the feeling of attending the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, 100 years before the start of the events of the books. The player character, whose gender will be chosen at the beginning of the game, will be voiced by Sebastian Croft (Male) and Amelia Gething (Female) respectively. While the voice options are limited to these two actors, visually players will have a deep tool set to customize your avatar to your liking.

Jason Anthony who will be taking on dual roles of providing the voice to the Sorting Hat and Nearly Headless Nick, an apparition which roams Gryffindor Tower. The game also managed to recruit an alumni of the films to take on a role as Luke Youngblood, who portrayed Lee Jordan will be switching houses to play Everett Clopton, a Ravenclaw mischief maker. Juxtaposing the disruptive Mr. Clopton is Mahendra Pehlwaan who is a “by the book” student that will be voiced by Adam O’Connor. The final Ravenclaw house member revealed today is Amit Thakkar, described as “a bright and well-read student who would leap at the chance to help a friend in need, though, once in the thick of things, often realizes he might be better off reading about certain adventures than experiencing them”, he will be portrayed by Asif Ali.

The details don’t stop as also learn about some of the educators who will be guiding your student experience. The first sports a familiar surname, Professor Matilda Weasley who is the deputy headmistress of the school and is portrayed by Lesley Nicol. Kandace Caine voices Professor Onai, a teacher of divination and a seer whose confidence has fallen drastically due to her inability to foresee a personal tragedy. The last academic revealed is the professor of astronomy, Satyavati Shah, voiced by Sohm Kapila.

I think I’ve buried the lead long enough… Simon Pegg, known for roles in films such as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek trilogy, has also signed on the voice Phineas Nigellus Black, the headmaster of Hogwarts. Phineas is said to be someone who is woefully under qualified for the job, but he is adept at avoiding work and the student body, while focusing his efforts on grooming his immaculate facial hair and this reputation in the wizarding world. It will be interesting to see how comedic Pegg’s performance will be and the amount of backlash he will get for taking on a role in the property whose detractors have gotten ever increasingly vocal.

So these are some of the people you will meet during your fifth year at Hogwarts, what exciting adventures will you embark on, what mysteries will you uncover and most importantly how will you do in class? All this and more when Hogwarts Legacy hits current gen consoles and PC on February 10th, last gen consoles on April 4th and bringing up the rear the Nintendo Switch on July 25th.

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Warner Bros. Games and Avalanche Software revealed today some of the well-known voice talent for Hogwarts Legacy, the upcoming open-world, action role-playing-game set in the 1800s wizarding world. Developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros. Games under the Portkey Games label, Hogwarts Legacy allows players to 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.

In Hogwarts Legacy, actor Simon Pegg plays Phineas Nigellus Black, the cantankerous Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. From a long lineage of Slytherins, Headmaster Black is hated by the students, for whom he also has a great disdain. Wildly ill-suited to his job, his goal is to do the least amount of work possible and avoid exposure to the student body – preferring to focus on his status in the wizarding world and his surgically manicured beard.

As fifth-year students entering Hogwarts for the first time, Sebastian Croft and Amelia Gething play the two voice options for the game’s playable avatar, which can be highly customized, enabling players to choose the witch or wizard they want to be.

Lesley Nicol voices a key character in the game, Professor Matilda Weasley. A Gryffindor, she is the Deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts who aids the player in catching up with the other students by giving them the Wizard’s Field Guide and showing them the Room of Requirement. Kandace Caine plays Professor Onai who was once a Divination teacher at Uagadou, the largest wizarding school in the world, and a gifted Seer whose faith in her sight was shaken by the fact that she did not foresee the loss of her husband. Deciding to leave those painful memories behind, she accepts an invitation by Professor Weasley to teach Divination at Hogwarts. The professor of Astronomy, Professor Satyavati Shah, is voiced by Sohm Kapila. Raised in the Muggle world, Professor Shah is devoted to the sciences and tends to talk down to her students in winding and pretentious aphorisms.

And longtime franchise fans will be thrilled to recognize Luke Youngblood, who played Lee Jordan in the film series as he returns to provide the voice of Everett Clopton, a Ravenclaw and an underachieving rule-breaker and prankster. Asif Ali voices another Ravenclaw student, Amit Thakkar, a bright and well-read student who would leap at the chance to help a friend in need, though, once in the thick of things, often realizes he might be better off reading about certain adventures than experiencing them.

Jason Anthony voices both Nearly Headless Nick and the Sorting Hat. Nearly Headless Nick, the Gryffindor house ghost, also known as Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, is friendly and entertaining, if a bit pompous. He may be the key to helping the Gryffindor player find answers crucial to solving a significant mystery – if they are willing to do him one small favor involving a bit of rotten roast beef! And finally, the iconic Sorting Hat, a sentient, magical hat, uses knowledge from the student’s past along with input from the player to determine which Hogwarts house will be the right fit.

Hogwarts Legacy Deluxe Edition – PlayStation 5 (Video Game)

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Release date: February 7, 2023.

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