Horizon Zero Dawn, released in 2017 for PlayStation 4, it was a real surprise. In a generation dominated by sequels, this new franchise conquered millions with its intriguing world, inspiring story, charismatic characters and excellent game mechanics. Its long-awaited sequel was announced at the event. The Future of Gaming for PlayStation 5. It’s called Horizon Forbidden West And this is everything we know about it, from its history, enemies and new game systems to the release date.
What is the history of Horizon Forbidden West?
As we can see in the trailer, this game will take place at an unspecified time after Horizon Zero Dawn. The protagonist is again Aloy, whose world is once again in danger. On this occasion, the threat appears to be a red plague that infects the earth and living beings, destroying the resources that the inhabitants need to live.
Besides that plague, there appear to be other threats. At the end of Zero Dawn We saw how Sylens managed to get hold of the HADES kernel. He returns in the trailer with new allies and the ability to modify robots with a new yellow light. We do not know what this implies, but many of us believe that he will be one of the villains and we will have to stop his plans. We also see new tribes that will serve as Aloy’s enemies and have the ability to control machines just like her.
Gameplay trailer for ‘State of Play’
In the video of more than 15 minutes published on May 27 we could see Aloy using new skills. These are some of the news that it will have Horizon Forbidden West
- The ‘Focus’ now reveals points where we can freely climb on stage.
- We can use a tool called ‘Pullcaster’ to scale even faster
- The ‘Shieldwing’ is a glider that allows us to descend from the heights in the purest style Breath of the Wild.
- As already confirmed, there is unlimited underwater exploration, but underwater there are dangers such as amphibious machines and powerful currents.
- We can add special abilities to the spear through objects called ‘Valor Surges’.
- We will have new tools such as smoke bombs and adhesive grenades.
Where will it take place Horizon Forbidden West?
As its name implies, the saga travels to the West. After seeing the trailer and discovering oriental characters, some even thought that we would meet in China. That’s not true. The game will not leave the United States.
In fact, we see very prominent Northern California landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the Transamerica Pyramid, both located in San Francisco. The oriental cultural elements seen there are present due to the presence of a Chinatown in the city.
According to another video presented by Mathijs de Jonge, director of the game, the name Forbidden West (Forbidden West) refers to an area that runs from Utah to the Pacific Ocean. The map will be much larger than its predecessor.
Can we go underwater?
That’s how it is. The trailer shows Aloy diving and the setting – California – promises that the ocean will play a very important role on the map. This is a big difference from Horizon Zero DawnWell, although the protagonist could do nothing in that game, she could not dive to explore the bottom of the lakes and rivers that we found.
We also see that we must use a device to be able to stay underwater for a good amount of time without drowning. We do not know if we will have it from the beginning, we must forge it or we will obtain it throughout the development of the game.
As if that were not enough, Guerrilla revealed that we can find many secret areas under water. We do not rule out that we also have to fight underwater robots.
What will the new machines be?
In the trailer we got to see some old acquaintances like the Chargers, which we can ride, and the Snapmaws crocs, but we also got our first glimpses of new robotic creatures.
This huge robot turtle, which Guerrilla refers to as a Shell-Snapper, appears to be a harvesting machine. Vegetation grows on it, so it can surprise us at any time by rising from the ground.
The Sunwings that patrol the skies remind us of those prehistoric creatures called pterodactyls. Its wings look like solar energy panels. We hope to be able to mount them by controlling them. Can you imagine being able to fly over the map?
Tremortusks are also reminiscent of another extinct creature: mammoths. They look quite dangerous and that another tribe can control them is worrying.
The Bristleback is another new machine that we saw in the trailer that is very reminiscent of the Behemoths from the first game, but they have a different design.
Clawstriders are velociraptor-like or Deynonychus-like enemies that attack in packs. They can be controlled to fight by riding them, but enemies can do the same.
These will not be the only new machines that we find in Horizon Forbidden West. Guerrilla has said that “players will discover dozens of new machines that we must scan and study in order to fight successfully.”
What role will HADES and other GAIA sub-programs play in the history of Horizon Forbidden West?
It is not clear yet, but it is almost certain that Sylens is using the knowledge gained from the HADES core to carry out its plans. For its part, the red plague seems to have a botanical origin, which has led to the theory that it is related to DEMETER. After all, this feature was already proven active by the metal flowers with poems that we found in the first game.
Another theory in this regard involves the dangerous storms that we see in the trailer and that were also mentioned by Guerrilla. They are so powerful that some argue they may be HADES controlled terraforming tools.
This is all speculation. We will have to wait to learn more about the history of the game.
¿Horizon Forbidden West coming to PC and PS4?
The future arrival of Horizon Zero Dawn a PC has made many believe that the same fate holds for its sequel. We do not rule it out, but at the moment it has only been said that the game is exclusive to PlayStation 5.
In the event that the game is to be announced for PC, it will likely be several years first.
What is confirmed is that Horizon: Fobirdden West if it will have a version for PS4. This was confirmed on the official PlayStation blog.
What is the release date of Horizon Forbidden West?
Guerrilla already reported that the release date of Horizon Forbidden West it will be in 2021. They did not give an exact day and we have to consider the possibility of it being postponed until 2022. We hope not.
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