Guerrilla Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment are primed to enrapture avid fantasy gamers with their immersive new open world masterwork, Horizon Zero Dawn. There's been a lot of hyperbole and hype tossed at this gorgeous-looking game and much of it is well-deserved, from the jaw-dropping mechanical creatures and fantastical landscapes to its unique time-slowing gameplay effects and techno-religious themes.
Think of it as Quest for Fire meets Avatar with a generous dose of organic robo-technology, moody soundtrack and a deep mythology interwoven into its wild roots.
Here's the official description:
In a lush, post-apocalyptic world where nature has reclaimed the ruins of a forgotten civilization, pockets of humanity live on in primitive hunter-gatherer tribes. Their dominion over the new wilderness has been usurped by the Machines – fearsome mechanical creatures of unknown origin.
Play as Aloy, a young hunter on a quest to discover her destiny among the remnants of the ancient past. Shunned by her own tribe since birth, Aloy has learned to harness her agility, cunning, and deadly aim to hunt the Machines, defend against rival tribes, and survive in the unforgiving wilds. Journey through a world filled with strange artifacts and crumbling ruins to unlock its deepest mysteries. How did the Machines come to dominate this world, and what happened to the civilization that came before? The answers may determine Aloy's fate – and that of humanity itself.
Engage in a deep, rewarding role-playing experience that involves highly varied tactical combat. Fuse primitive gear with advanced technology to craft devices that turn predators to prey. Develop unique strategies to take down different Machines, and hack trapped specimens to do your bidding.
Explore a vibrant landscape rich with the beauty of nature. Travel through stunningly detailed forests, imposing mountains and the atmospheric ruins of a bygone civilization, all brought together in a world that is alive with changing weather systems and a full day/night cycle.
Sound the drums and descend into the unreal realms of Horizon Zero Dawn with this showstopping new launch trailer and tell us if this PS4 exclusive offering will be finding a new home in your action RPG collection Feb. 28.
(via Coming Soon)