Back at E3 2015, Sony revealed a new role-playing action game, Horizon Zero Dawn by Guerrilla Games.
The game came out in March 2017, and in our Horizon Zero Dawn review we praised it as the best open world game on the PS4 so far – so we’re fans.
You can find out more about the game here, watch its trailers, and read the latest news about plans for upcoming DLC.
When was the Horizon Zero Dawn release date?
Horizon Zero Dawn UK release date: 1 March 2017
Although the game was in development since 2011, Sony chose not to release Horizon Zero Dawn until 1 March 2017. That’s a delay from the original ‘2016’ release date touted when the game was unveiled in 2015.
The game is a Sony exclusive, meaning you’ll have to own a PlayStation 4 if you want to play it – no luck for Xbox and PC gamers, we’re afraid.
How much does Horizon Zero Dawn cost in the UK?
Despite an RRP of £49.99, you can order Horizon Zero Dawn on Amazon for £38, the best price we’ve found anywhere at the time of writing.
Will there be Horizon Zero Dawn DLC?
At E3 2017 Sony revealed the first piece of downloadable content for Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds.
While there wasn’t much to go on initially, we now know that The Frozen Wilds will be released on 7 November 2017. The DLC is said to add around an extra 10 hours of content focusing on the Banuk tribe and the mystery in the cold, dark mountain.
It’ll also introduce a never-seen-before creature (that we get a glimpse at in the below trailer) and present incredible views from the frozen lands of the Banuk tribe. We’re expecting to find out a little more about it – and maybe see the first proper gameplay footage – at Sony’s presentation at Paris Games Week on 30 October.
Gameplay and trailers
E3 2016 gave us a good look at the gameplay for Horizon Zero Dawn during an impressive demonstration by Guerilla, which you can watch below.
The game is set 1,000 years into the future, and shows that robotic creatures have taken control and humans are no longer the dominant species on earth. Most of the human species have been wiped out, with some still alive and living in small colonies and fighting to survive.
In Horizon Zero Dawn you play as female protagonist Aloy, a young outcast from her tribe. Aloy has learned how to hunt the creatures and sets on a quest that leads her to her destiny.
Aloys main weapon is a bow and arrow, and she carries three types of arrows that will help her defeat the creatures – electrical, explosive and armour-piercing. When Aloy runs out of ammo, or needs a new weapon, she has a unique ability that allows her to create weapons with machine parts from the creatures, along with natural materials found on earth.