Prior to E3, Guerrilla Games confirmed that Horizon Zero Dawn has been delayed to 2017. Although the developer made the announcement a little easier to take by releasing a new trailer for the game focused on female protagonist Aloy, the new was still incredibly disappointing for those looking forward to the PS4 exclusive.
Unfortunately, E3 2016 has only made the wait for Horizon Zero Dawn even harder to bear. At the Sony press conference, a brand new Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay trailer debuted, introducing corrupted robots as well as a ‘demonic’ enemy that puts Aloy’s fighting skills to the test in a tense boss battle. Watch the new video after the break.
Horizon Zero Dawn Gameplay Trailer via PlayStation
Horizon Zero Dawn Gameplay Trailer
In the new Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay trailer, viewers follow Aloy as she leaves her village to tackle a demonic robot causing chaos nearby. With villagers fleeing in terror, Aloy has little time to arrive and save the day and so she locates a docile robot called a ‘Broadhead’ before trapping it and reprogramming it so that it can be used as a mount.
Riding in on her trusty robotic steed, Aloy discovers the ‘demon’ robot in question. It’s called a ‘Corruptor’ and it has the ability to corrupt other robots. The robot is incredibly hostile but Aloy is able to analyse it and discover that it is vulnerable to fire – this analysis feature certainly seems like it could get Horizon Zero Dawn players out of some tricky situations.
Armed with the knowledge that the Corruptor isn’t fond of flames, Aloy does her best to take it down, but its leap attacks (it jumps into the air before slamming down) the flicks of its tail and its ability to throw boulders make the battle much harder than expected. It’s only with a combination of explosives, fire arrows, concussive arrows and the Ropecaster weapon (used to tie Horizon Zero Dawn’s enemies down) that she is able to defeat it.
The Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay showing is impressive enough that plenty of people have likely pre-ordered already, but Guerrilla has also announced some pre-order bonuses to sweeten the deal.
Anyone who pre-orders the game will get the Nora Lookout outfit (a unique outfit with enhanced camouflage and an extra modification slot) and the Nora Longshot bow (a hunting weapon with improved accuracy and an extra modification slot).
“Selected retailers in your country” may also offer the Nora Machine Trapper Pack (a resource pack that includes modifications for your weapon and outfit, and resources for crafting ammo and traps), a steelbook case with exclusive cover art and exclusive art prints.
Horizon Zero Dawn will be released on February 28, 2017 in the United States, March 1 in Europe and March 3 in the UK. The game is exclusive to PS4.