Hogwarts Legacy Nintendo Switch port gets first look, pre-orders available now

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The long awaited Nintendo Switch port for Hogwarts Legacy has finally gotten a first look for the upcoming release set for next month.

Due to the aging handheld console hybrid, many were wondering how a game of its size would look, especially after the disastrous launch of the Switch port of Mortal Kombat 1, which came out last month.

We’ve known the planned release date to be November 14th for some time now, and now digital pre-orders for the game have opened up over on Nintendo’s website. Preordering the game will net you a bonus Onyx Hippogriff.

No video trailer was shown in it, but there are a number of screenshots that show how much the visuals were downgraded in order to play on the Nintendo Switch.

As one can see in the images shown, textures have seen a major hit and image the screenshots themselves appear a bit blurry. This is likely due to the game only being rendered in a sub-HD resolution to later be scaled up for the purposes of being a storefront screenshot.

Impressively, they’ve managed to reduce the textures down enough the game will only need 6.8 GB of storage. This is a massive decrease compared to the roughly 85 GB required for the next-gen consoles and PC.

It remains to be seen how Hogwarts Legacy will run, though everyone at this point expects it to run only at 30fps, with multiple performance dips under throughout gameplay.

Hogwarts Legacy has been available across Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5. Check out our thorough review for the game!

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