‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ new trailers, Aloy inspired by ‘GOT’s’ Ygritte & Sony desperate for game’s PS4 success

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Those who have not yet seen the new “Horizon Zero Dawn” trailers must do so to have a taste of the game’s mysterious and lethal post-apocalyptic world. Aloy’s character has been greatly inspired by Ygritte, Jon Snow’s love interest in the smash-hit high-fantasy drama “Game of Thrones.” Facebook/Guerrilla Games

Those who have not yet seen the new “Horizon Zero Dawn’ trailers must do so to have a taste of the game’s mysterious and lethal post-apocalyptic world. The first new trailer is titled “Earth is Ours No More” and it begins by showing a thriving, human-populated world. However, soon everything plunges into darkness after an apocalyptic event and nature reclaims Earth. Aloy will be driven by her thirst to discover what went wrong and what made the gigantic mysterious machines control Earth. It’s a cinematic trailer and does not show gameplay.

According to Game Spot, Sony has revealed three new trailers for the highly anticipated action-RPG “Horizon Zero Dawn” ahead of its release on March 1. It is releasing exclusively for PlayStation 4 (PS4). The game has been developed by Guerrilla Games. The second trailer, “Explore the Wild,” is all about “Zero Dawn’s” varied and extensive post-apocalyptic world. Players can explore dark caverns, beautiful vistas and waterside villages where people go fishing. Soon after the game’s release, there will also be a day one patch of about 250MB.

The third new “Horizon Zero Dawn” trailer, titled “Overwhelming Odds,” is about the intense dangers players will face with the mechanised beasts. Sony recently spoke about how the game has the potential to become a new franchise for the company. Moreover, the company also revealed earlier that Aloy’s character has been greatly inspired by Ygritte, Jon Snow’s love interest in the smash-hit high-fantasy drama “Game of Thrones.”

“Aloy is spirited, adventurous, and driven to figure out the challenges that she comes across in this post-apocalyptic world inhabited by machines. You really buy into her as a tribal hunter, and we think that the players will really enjoy playing as her,” Sony UK product manager Jon Edwards told MCV.

While many are predicting a stupendous success for “Horizon Zero Dawn,” Tech Radar believes Sony has reasons to be hesitant. Sony has been plagued by “Driveclub’s” botched launch, PS Plus version’s delay and “The Order: 1886’s” critical letdown. These days, Sony is focusing more on hardware, “driven by PS4’s evolution into PS4 Pro and the technical benefits of a mid-generation regeneration.” It also has a big commitment to VR. PS4 has become more of an experience and that’s exactly the mountain “Horizon Zero Dawn” has to climb.

Even though “Horizon Zero Dawn” looks stunning on paper, it will still have to compete against “Mass Effect: Andromeda” and Nintendo Switch, all releasing at the same time. Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on the game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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