Guerrilla Games, known for the Killzone series, continue to release stunning Horizon Zero Dawn footage, this time for the Tokyo Game Show.
Until an English translation comes over, what we can definitively say is that this trailer highlights a futuristic metropolis. What’s fascinating about said metropolis, given the game’s cavemen-hunting-robot-animals setting, is that there aren’t “wild” robots of any kind in the old world.
We watch the city rapidly become overgrown with beautiful greenery and flowers, and some text with the number 1000 appears. Perhaps the amount of years that have happened since whatever caused this new world? We follow this up with nomads traversing the land, robotic animals flourishing in the environment, and the female protagonist Aloy (get it?) in multiple conflicts with war-painted tribesmen. Not to mention many, many robots that look like Metal Gears found a way to reproduce.
The script that came along with the video explains that the game’s plot centers on “Aloy, a hunter and archer who lives in a world overrun by robots. Having been cloistered her whole life, she sets out to discover the dangers that kept her sheltered for so long.”
The description of the game continues into more mechanics: “Aloy makes use of ranged and melee weapons and stealth tactics to combat the mechanised creatures whose remains can also be looted for resources. The game features an open world environment for Aloy to explore, divided into tribes that hold side quests to accomplish while the main story guides her throughout the whole world.”
Horizon Zero Dawn will release in the U.S. February 28th, 2017.