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Horizon Zero Dawn’s art book is as beautiful as the game

Samit Sarkar
 

All-Mother be praised Horizon Zero Dawn captured people’s hearts long before its launch a few weeks ago. Shortly after Sony unveiled the game — in which a young woman hunts robot animals in a time where nature has reclaimed the “metal world” that humans built ages ago — at E3 2015, Amsterdam-based developer Guerrilla Games began receiving questions about Aloy, Horizon Zero Dawn’s fearless lead character. The people wanted to know how Aloy put together her clothes — so they could cosplay as the red-haired hunter. (Guerrilla quickly published a detailed cosplay guide. ) Aloy’s look in the final game is similar to the way it was in that initial reveal, but her design changed greatly during the course of Horizon Zero Dawn’s development. You can see the evolution of Aloy’s character model, costume, hair and attitude chronicled in The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn, written by Paul Davies and published by Titan Books.

The 192-page hardcover book includes hundreds of sketches, concept art and other images by the team at Guerrilla Games, along with insight into the development process from members of the studio. It is available now for $25. 15. Titan Books was kind enough to send a copy to Polygon, and you can check out a few photos of the book below. What would Aloy wear if she wanted to dress…

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