Horizon Forbidden West is a new chapter for Horizon Zero Dawn. It is an action game that features an open world, where you will solve a quest in a post-apocalyptic western United States. The developers were about to launch the game last year, but due to the pandemic, it wasn’t possible.

The star of the game, Aloy, is on a quest to save the world from unknown dangers. In this version of Horizon, you will experience new:

  • Abilities
  • Weapons
  • Foes
  • Friends
  • Robotic dinosaur baddies
  • Yikes

While Sony is the publisher of this game, Guerilla Games is the developer. This means that there would be a tremendous amount of action, characters, and creatures. According to various resources, this game will be available on both PS5 and PS4.

Release Date

In the Gamescom Opening Night Live 2021, the director of the game, Mathijs de Jonge surprised the enthusiasts, passionately waiting, with the final release date of the game. According to him, the game will release on February 18, 2022. So, if you are waiting for this game to release, you should mark the date on the calendar or set an alarm.

Gameplay

If you have played the last series we can understand how impassionate you are feeling right now. Like every other Horizon fan, you want to know the gameplay. In the game, Aloy will have her trusty bow and spear. Furthermore, she will have different types of arrows. Using these weapons she will fight with new enemies, but with the same energy. She will have new weapons as well.

According to Ben McCaw, the director of the Guerrilla Games, Alloy will have a number of new tools to get through difficult chapters. McCaw also narrated that she will have:

  • A Pullcaster to quickly and easily climb to get out of trouble.
  • A Shieldwing to safely move down great heights. That way she can surprise and dominate her enemies.
  • A Diving Mask to explore the underwater world.
  • Upgrades to Focus will allow her to override more machines.

McCaw also said that there would be a wide range of gear and weapons to give players choice and tactics. These upgraded weapons will help players deal with new challenges in the new world.

Grappling points will allow Aloy to easily climb objects and wander around the world. There are some machines as well that will help her to travel. The developers included the vertical movement by adding a new water environment. So, players have a lot more to do from the previous series. Now, she can swim and grapple to explore the world and combat enemies.

Music

Sony and Guerilla Games released the first soundtrack, Promise of the West, and it went viral. They introduced the soundtrack in the game’s trailer. Joris de Man, a famous Dutch video game composer composed the song. The song has a thumping melody, a dynamic mix of sounds, and an outstanding ending.

Conclusion

A few days are remaining for the launch and you can finally enjoy the new world with Alloy. Considering the new weapons and features we can anticipate that the game would be a success.