Hogwarts Legacy is the highly anticipated open-world action RPG developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment under its Portkey Games label. Harry Potter fans can dive into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, just a century earlier, as Hogwarts Legacy is set in the late 1800s, following a student in their fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Slated for a December 2022 release, Hogwarts Legacy is already leaking on the internet, with different details being revealed and predictions being thrown around. Another, more reliable source of information, though, is what fans notice in official screenshots and trailers released by the developers of the game.
Redditor Round_Vanilla_3931 provides fans with one of these noticings as they post a screenshot of one of the game’s shops or vendors, highlighting the game’s currency system, which looks like three types of currency, one bronze, one silver, and one gold. Harry Potter fans will immediately recognize this triad to most likely be Knuts, Sickles, and Galleons, the currency from the Harry Potter books and movies. Fans discovering Hogwarts Legacy‘s gameplay details in preview information about the game is often welcome news, especially when those details are so nostalgic for the fanbase.
It isn’t clear if the Knuts, Sickles, and Galleons will be exactly the same as they were in the Harry Potter books and movies, as the commenters on the Reddit post point out. Originally, there were 17 Sickles in a Galleon and 29 Knuts in a Sickle, which would mean there were 493 Knuts in a Galleon — these could be considered absurd denominations and calculations to include in a video game, though. That being said, different types of video game currencies are always an interesting topic, and gamers have been debating their value in different games and situations throughout the years.
Though not as far-fetched as some other ridiculous and surprising in-game currencies, having prime number denominations for currency in Hogwarts Legacy may not be the best route for the developers to take. It could make more sense to change the way the currency is calculated, such as 10 Knuts to a Sickle and 10 Sickles to a Galleon.
In any case, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for Hogwarts Legacy. Harry Potter fans can most likely look forward to counting their Knuts, Sickles, and Galleons when Hogwarts Legacy releases later this year.
Hogwarts Legacy is scheduled to release in December 2022 on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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