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Horizon Forbidden West

Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Guerrilla Games
Release Date: Feb. 18, 2022

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'Horizon Forbidden West' Reveals More Story, Angela Bassett And Carrie-Anne Moss Doing Voice-Overs - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2022 @ 10:59 a.m. PST

Horizon Forbidden West continues Aloy's story as she moves west to a far-future America to brave a majestic, but dangerous frontier where she’ll face awe-inspiring machines and mysterious new threats.

Horizon Forbidden West continues six months after the events of Horizon Zero Dawn. Aloy, a machine hunter, has travelled west to investigate a mysterious and deadly blight. In these uncharted lands, she will meet strange new tribes and encounter ever more deadly machines. Together with old friends and new companions, she must brave this dangerous frontier to find the answers she needs to save life on Earth.

This dangerous and unfamiliar land is full of challenges and threats, but Aloy will have new tools to help her on her way. The Pullcaster speeds up climbing, getting her quickly out of trouble; the Shieldwing allows her to safely descend from great heights (or surprise enemies from above); and with the Diving Mask, a whole new underwater world is open for exploration. Not to mention big upgrades to her Focus, which now shows areas that allow free-climbing and gives her the ability to override more machines for mounts or combat.

Speaking of combat, Horizon Forbidden West puts the emphasis on tactics and choice by giving the player a huge variety of weapons. Aloy’s trusty Spear is good for close combat and enables a new set of combos. Bows with specialized ammo types strip armor off machines to expose their weak spots. Adhesive grenades can be fired from slingshots, temp6orarily stalling foes. Plus many more, and all of them can be upgraded at a workbench.


The next chapter of Aloy’s story begins soon, and she’ll face a storm of new threats: a world-ending blight, Regalla (voiced by Angela Bassett) and her rebels, Sylens and his machinations… plus many new dangers that have yet to be revealed.

But as she ventures into the frontier of the Forbidden West, Aloy won’t face these perils alone. She’ll be joined by companions both fresh and familiar, including stalwarts like Varl and Erend, along with new allies like Zo, Alva, and Kotallo.

The above story trailer, which offers an exciting peek at what lies in store for Aloy and her friends as they venture into the Forbidden West.

Horizon Forbidden West will be pitting Aloy’s crew against Regalla, her rebels, and some of the most dangerous machines the west has to offer. It also features Sylens, Hekarro, the Chief of the Tenakth tribe, and Tilda (voiced by The Matrix's Carrie-Anne Moss), a mysterious new character with a special connection to the ancient past.

Can Aloy and her companions overcome the dangers of the wilds and the sins of the past to save a dying planet? Get a glimpse of their epic journey now, then discover the answer on February 18!

Aloy won’t just be dealing with human enemies. The game also features a big new selection of deadly machines: Sunwings in the sky, Clawstriders and Tremortusks on land, Snapmaws and the smaller (yet not to be underestimated) Burrowers in the water. That’s only the beginning, as many more will be revealed throughout the massive open world of Horizon Forbidden West. You’ll have to be smart and creative to take them all down.

The open world of Horizon Zero Dawn is a true playground for players. Gallop through the wilds on your trusty Charger to take in the lush environments and vibrant settlements. Embrace your inner hunter and sneak through bandit camps, taking down enemies silently and disable any means for them to call for back-up. Or climb to the highest mountains for gorgeous views and mysterious Old World secrets… 

Horizon Forbidden West is coming to PS4 and PS5 on February 18, 2022.


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