While showing trailer after trailer during their E3 conference, Sony went ahead and gave viewers an 8 minutes gameplay demonstration for Guerrilla Games' upcoming title, Horizon Zero Dawn, which is set for release on Playstation 4 here in New Zealand on March 1st, 2017.
The demonstration shows Horizon's main character, Aloy, on a mission to get out of the local territory, and being distracted by what appears to be an optional side mission - based on the dialogue system that is shown part way through the footage. We are also introduced to a number of her skills, and abilities through-out the session: like her focus scan, combat skills, and crafting abilities, as she battles, and traps a number of mechanical creatures that vary in difficulty; as well as captures, converts, and mounts one of the robotic beasts for faster traversal across the map.
In a lush, post-apocalyptic world where nature has reclaimed the ruins of a forgotten civilization, pockets of humanity live on in primitive hunter-gatherer tribes. Their dominion over the new wilderness has been usurped by the Machines – fearsome mechanical creatures of unknown origin.
Play as Aloy, a young hunter on a quest to discover her destiny among the remnants of the ancient past. Shunned by her own tribe since birth, Aloy has learned to harness her agility, cunning, and deadly aim to hunt the Machines, defend against rival tribes, and survive in the unforgiving wilds.
Horizon Zero Dawn releases in New Zealand on March 1st, 2017 for the Playstation 4.