Horizon Forbidden West Release Date And Gameplay

Horizon Forbidden West is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically-praised Horizon Zero Dawn and was confirmed at Sony’s PS5 games reveal event in June.

When released, Horizon Zero Dawn sold over 10 million copies on PS4 worldwide. After a superhit game, a sequel always works well. Now, Guerrilla Games is making a comeback to this fictional world to give us another fancy technical convention on PS5.

Ashley Burch will surely return as Aloy in this sequel, while the trailer also hinted on the return of Sylens (Lance Reddick) from the first game.

Horizon Forbidden West Release Date

While there was no official detail revealed regarding the release date of the game in its announcement trailer, developer Guerrilla Games has since released a short video confirming that the Horizon Zero Dawn sequel will release exclusively on PS5 in 2021.

Horizon Forbidden West Gameplay

The trailer released by the creators revealed a three-minute glimpse at the kinds of various landscapes you’ll explore in the upcoming game, and which evil machines you can expect to fight.

The trailer also showcased that Horizon Forbidden West will mostly take place underwater, based on how much of a big deal the trailer makes of Aloy using her scuba gear, and the shots of underwater ruined states.

The Horizon sequel looks aesthetic, though it’s hard to tell just how much of the footage shown in the trailer is the gameplay.

What’s new in the game?

There are new machines introduced for the first time in this franchise:

New gameplay

  • Aloy can swim underwater this time.

There are some new locations

  • West = San Francisco

  • Golden Gate Bridge

  • El Capitan, Yosemite Valley

  • Ferry Building in San Franciso

Horizon Forbidden West Trailer

Sony and Guerrilla Games revealed the first Horizon Forbidden West trailer at the PS5 games reveal event which happened on June 11.

The trailer is a three-minute glimpse at the kinds of varied landscapes the players are going to get to explore in the second game, and also shows what all machines the players can expect to fight with. For example, we say mammoths and alligators, by the looks of it.

We also feel that most of the gameplay of Horizon Forbidden West will be heavily based underwater judging by how much of Aloy we see in the trailer using her scuba gear and the shots of underwater ruined cities that go on for almost the entirety of the trailer.