The machines are the stars of the show in PlayStation’s latest trailer for Horizon: Forbidden West which released this morning. The new trailer shows off some machines we already know, in addition to showcasing a trio of formidable new enemies.
As detailed on the PlayStation Blog, the three new machines are the Armored Rollerback, which rolls across the terrain like an armadillo; Sunwing, a majestic aerial machine; and the acid-spitting Slitherfang, a huge serpent that sneaks across the ground.
These monsters appear to reside in the rocky and sandy regions of the Forbidden West, which were also highlighted in the trailer. You can take a closer look at these creatures in the trailer below.
The trailer also features a narration of the dangerous landscape of the Forbidden West, claiming that machines rule this region of the world. The narrator hints that the game’s plot could be about destruction and devastation unprecedented since the days of the Ancients, which is the name in the universe for 21st century humans in the world of Horizon. Finally, the pictures show Aloy taking over the machines and driving them like you could in the original.
We recently learned that Forbidden West developers Guerrilla Games are using ideas for machines that weren’t possible in Horizon: Zero Dawn. Lead machine designer Blake Politeski said the team “was able to match exciting ideas that were not previously achievable with new and interesting concepts.” Previously, we’ve seen monsters like the Tremortusk, a giant mechanical woolly mammoth that was the centerpiece of one of Forbidden West’s gameplay looks. The machines also reside underwater in Forbidden West, something not seen in Zero Dawn.
You can also take a look at Aloy’s new abilities in Horizon: Forbidden West, which include a grappling hook and glider. Or, if you’re still playing on PlayStation 4, check out the latest Horizon Forbidden West PS4 screenshots. The game is scheduled to launch on February 18, 2022.
Horizon Forbidden West – PS4 Screenshots
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