Hogwarts Legacy fans think the artbook may have just given away the release date

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Hogwarts Legacy fans think that the game could be due to release in December after Amazon lists the game’s artbook for release on December 6, 2022. 

As spotted by VGC, Hogwarts Legacy fans have been discussing on Reddit a recent update to the 'The Art and Making of Hogwarts Legacy: Exploring the Unwritten Wizarding World' book on Amazon UK. One Reddit user has pointed out that the book now has a release date of 'December 6, 2022' which could point towards a release date for the game as well. 

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It’s possible that this is just a placeholder date for the book but it’s important to note that the 'Hogwarts Legacy: The Official Game Guide' has a 'December 31, 2022' release date - which seems more like a placeholder date than December 6. According to the comments of the post, the artbook did previously have a December 31 release date before the current one - which suggests it very well could have recently been updated to an official release date. 

It looks like Amazon UK isn’t the only storefront to have the December 6 release date either as Amazon Japan also features it. The likes of Amazon US and Amazon Canada, however, still have the December 31 placeholder.

Another Reddit user also pointed out in the comments of the post that fellow Warner Bros Games title Gotham Knights has got an accompanying book, the 'Collector’s Compendium', which is due to release on October 25, 2022 - which, you guessed it, is the exact same day that the game is due to release later this year

Speculation aside, what we do know for sure is that Hogwarts Legacy is still due to release sometime this year. Back in March, PlayStation hosted a Hogwarts Legacy-specific State of Play where it was announced that the Hogwarts Legacy release window is set for holiday 2022 - so at least we know that it’s definitely due around November or December of this year. 

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Hope Bellingham
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