Horizon Forbidden West’s latest gameplay trailer shows off new machines Aloy will face
Guerrilla’s delayed sequel hits PS4 and PS5 in February
Sony Interactive Entertainment has released a new Horizon Forbidden West gameplay trailer.
The ‘New Threats’ gameplay trailer below focuses on some of the massive machines Aloy will encounter in the post-apocalyptic world of Forbidden West, which takes place some 1,000 years after the fall of mankind.
In a recent PlayStation Blog post, developers from Guerrilla Games discussed how combat and enemies have evolved since 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn.
Horizon Forbidden West - New Threats Gameplay Trailer
‘Our changes to combat design stayed true to Aloy’s identity,” said combat designer Charles Perain. “First, we wanted to add additional depth to gameplay and increase the skill cap for players, through skills like melee combos and Valor Surges. Players who spend some time perfecting their combat skills will find some efficient and stylish ways to dispose of their enemies.
“Second, we wanted to cater to a variety of playstyles and really focus on freedom of choice. Through new weapons and outfits, which can be upgraded at a workbench, players can adapt their tactics.
“Finally, we wanted to design challenging enemies that encourage players to use all their abilities and skills. A whole new set of machines as well as advanced human enemies will keep players on their toes throughout the game.”
In August, Sony delayed the Horizon Forbidden West release date from this year to February 18, 2022.
Soon after it also U-turned on plans not to offer free PS5 upgrades to players who purchase the PS4 standard edition of Horizon Forbidden West.