Horizon: Forbidden West begins as a sequel to Zero Dawn

In 2017, the gaming world welcomed Aloy, a 19-year-old hunter who embarked on a journey of exploration in Horizon: Zero Dawn . Set in the 31st century, Aloy travels across the land with the help of an augmented reality device (called a "Focus") that provides her with special sentient abilities to hunt down and defeat sentient beings that have now taken over the environment. machine. The device also helps her embark on a journey to explore the world of the Ancient Ones - a near-future version of our current civilization that was wiped out by some apocalyptic event involving the machines.

A sequel to Zero Dawn has been in development for quite some time, and now its developer Guerilla Games is releasing it. The game, titled Forbidden West , will see Aloy's quest continue into new horizons and deal with more threats. But when will Horizon: Forbidden West be released in the UK, and what can you expect from the Horizon series?

When will Horizon: Forbidden West be released in the UK?

Horizon Forbidden West is exclusive to PlayStation and will be released on February 18th, and is currently available for pre-order. You can buy the PS5 version from GAME for £69.99, or the PS4 version for £59.99, where you can also buy special and collector's editions of the game, which include extra costumes and weapons in the game, as well as other special items.

As for the digital version of " West End" , the standard version is priced at 69.99 pounds for PS5 and 59.99 pounds for PS4. You can also buy the Digital Deluxe Edition for £79.99, which includes the PS5 and PS4 versions of the game, exclusive in-game items and resources, as well as a digital soundtrack, artbook and comic book.

If you want to replay Zero Dawn , the full version of the game (including the Frozen DLC) is currently priced at £7.99 on the PS Store until March 3, 2022. Zero Dawn is also available to play on PS Now, PlayStation's subscription service.

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What is the premise of Horizon Forbidden West ?

Forbidden West picks up where Zero Dawn left off, with Aloy now surviving in the wilderness of the American West. Aloy explores the post-apocalyptic states of California, Nevada, and Utah on a mission to uncover the source of the "Red Blight" - a fungus-like disease that spreads throughout the environment and threatens humanity remnants.

With the help of new and old friends, Aloy attempts to stop the Red Blight from consuming the Earth, much like the ancient world before Zero Dawn was overrun by machines.

What to expect in Horizon Forbidden West

After playing Zero Dawn again and an early copy of Forbidden West provided by Sony, the improvements to the game are huge. The familiar gameplay mechanics and aesthetics from Zero Dawn are clearly present, but Guerilla Games has clearly listened to fans and delivered more in Forbidden West , including new traversal options and grappling hooks. Glider and other tools.

New games mean new machines, and they're just as intimidating as you'd expect in Wild West . Despite being very scary with the Velociraptor-like claw walkers and cobra-style Slippery Fangs, their designs are excellent and a welcome addition to the collection.

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In addition to new features like improved stealth and melee combat, new weapons and costumes, and more customization opportunities, PS5's hardware and capabilities make Westward End a beautiful game with 4K and HDR visuals. Best of all, loading times and fast travel are virtually instantaneous, and haptic feedback and adaptive triggers make for a more immersive experience.

Basically, Forbidden West is everything you could want from a Horizon game, and more.