Horizon forbidden west is just under a month away from coming to PlayStation 4 and PS5, and Sony is boosting its marketing promotion with a trailer that sheds some light on the sequel's story. The video is, not surprisingly, packed with beautiful images, while offering some details on what appears to be a solid extension of Horizon Zero Dawn's rich history.
"People are suffering. Soon they will starve," main character Aloy (Ashly Burch) says at the beginning of the trailer. "The machines that are meant to help us are out of control. I have to find a way to fix it all. The answer is somewhere out in the forbidden west." We quickly learn that in that part of the world, war is the order of the day, so Aloy clearly has another difficult journey ahead of him.
Along with some familiar faces like Varl and Erend, there are some new characters in the trailer - both friendly and hostile. Angela Bassett plays one of the antagonists, Regalla. She is a rebel leader who "seeks to slaughter all those who have wronged her" and has the ability to control the machines, given her a recurring character. The three-minute long clip ends with a glimpse of a mysterious character named Tilda. Guerilla Games told Game Informer to The Matrix star Carrie-Anne Moss plays her.
Of course, some of the machines that Aloy will be fighting against also appear in the clip. Among them is a fearsome, giant cobra-rattlesnake hybrid called Slitherfang, which can spit streams of acid in her direction.
Overall, the trailer offers yet another tempting look at a long-awaited game. Given that an unfinished construction allegedly leaked earlier this month, it's best for fans to tread carefully to avoid spoilers before Horizon forbidden west arrives on 18 February.
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