Horizon Zero Dawn Features a “Lush” World, Official Screenshots Released

June 16, 2015 Written by Zarmena Khan

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Yesterday, Guerrilla Games unveiled its brand new IP Horizon Zero Dawn, a trailer for which you can watch here. In a press release today, that game was detailed a little bit more, and we’re told that it’ll be an “exhilarating” new action role-playing game. 

Horizon Zero Dawn follows the story of Aloy, a skilled hunter living in a world occupied by mechanized creatures. Our protagonists undergoes an emotional journey, solving “mysteries of tribal societies, ancient artifacts and advanced technologies that will determine the fate of this planet, and of life itself.”

Key features of the game are listed below:

– A Lush Post-Apocalyptic World – How have machines come to dominate this world, and what is their purpose? What happened to the civilization here before? Scour every corner of a realm filled with ancient relics and mysterious buildings in order to uncover your past and unearth the many secrets of a forgotten land.

– Nature and Machines Collide – Horizon Zero Dawn juxtaposes two contrasting elements, taking a vibrant world rich with beautiful nature and filling it with awe-inspiring highly advanced technology. This marriage creates a dynamic combination for both exploration and gameplay.

– Defy Overwhelming Odds – The foundation of combat in Horizon Zero Dawn is built upon the speed and cunning of Aloy versus the raw strength and size of the machines. In order to overcome a much larger and technologically superior enemy, Aloy must use every ounce of her knowledge, intelligence, and agility to survive each encounter.

– Cutting Edge Open World Tech – Stunningly detailed forests, imposing mountains, and atmospheric ruins of a bygone civilization meld together in a landscape that is alive with changing weather and a day/night cycle.

Official screenshots can be found in the gallery below.

Horizon Zero Dawn is scheduled for release sometime in 2016 for the PlayStation 4.