‘Horizon: Forbidden West’ Gets 15 Minute Gameplay Demonstration
by Sage Ashford
Sony showed off new gameplay for Horizon: Forbidden West at their latest State of Play digital event. Featuring a solid fourteen minutes of gameplay combined with a deep dive, this State of Play gave a glimpse of both the story and the new gameplay elements within the title. More from the PlayStation Blog:
“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, temporarily stalling foes. Plus many more, and all of them can be upgraded at a workbench.”
Horizon: Forbidden West has no release date, which does make one wonder if the game releases this year or not, but Guerilla assures fans that a release date is imminent.