Today, Guerrilla Games and Sony pulled back the curtain to reveal the very first gameplay footage of Horizon Forbidden West an adventure, action role-playing game coming to PlayStation 5 and PS4. Captured directly on the PlayStation 5 console, we were treated to 14 minutes of never before seen gameplay.
Horizon Forbidden West Details
Platform(s): PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4
Developer(s): Guerrilla Games
Publisher(s): Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Adventure, Action role-playing game
ESRB Rating: Pending
Brave the dangerous frontier in Horizon Forbidden West
Today we learned, Horizon Forbidden West takes place 6 months after Horizon Zero Dawn. Aloy has travelled west to San Francisco to investigate a mysterious and deadly blight. On her journey, she meets strange new tribes and encounters deadly machines. Together with old friends and new companions, she must brave the dangerous frontier to find the answers she needs to save life on Earth.
During the 14 minute footage shown, we saw Aloy send her friend Erend into the remains of San Francisco to recover an important artifact. Unfortunately, he quickly runs into trouble as he encounters a rebel faction of the Tenakth tribe. These vicious fighters have acquired the power to override machines and Aloy must cross the ruins and fight enemies to rescue Erend and continue her journey.
New tools, weapons and enemies
In today’s gameplay footage we saw that Aloy has new tools to make her way through the terrain. The Pullcaster speeds up climbing; the Shieldwing allows her to safely descend from great heights; and the Diving Mask allows her to explore a whole new underwater world. Additionally, there are upgrades to her Focus, which now show areas that allow free-climbing and give her the ability to override more machines for mounts or combat.
Furthermore, the gameplay in Horizon Forbidden West puts emphasis on tactics and choice with a huge variety of weapons. For example, Aloy’s trusty Spear is perfect for close combat and enables a new set of combos. And, bows with specialized ammo types strip armour off machines to expose weak spots. Plus many more and all of them can be upgraded at a workbench.
Horizon Forbidden West also features a new selection of deadly machines such as Sunwings, Clawstriders, Tremortusks, Snapmaws and Burrowers.
Pre-orders coming soon to Best Buy Canada
While a release date for Horizon Forbidden West was not announced. We learned that development is on track and more information will be released soon. Pre-orders for Horizon Forbidden West are not available yet but are coming soon to Best Buy Canada.
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