October Cover Revealed – Horizon Zero Dawn

Kimberley Wallace

Guerrilla Games surprised and intrigued many when it debuted its new franchise, Horizon Zero Dawn, at E3 in 2015. The Dutch developer is best known for its work on the Killzone franchise, but after toiling on that series for over a decade, decided it was time to change things up. Horizon Zero Dawn is an open-world action/RPG starring a fierce redhead named Aloy.

She must survive in a post-post apocalyptic world where machines have taken over and humans are living in a primitive state at the bottom of the food chain. We traveled to Guerrilla Games’ studio in Amsterdam to find out how Horizon Zero Dawn became a reality and why the team wanted to try a new genre. Throughout our trip, we discovered more about Aloy and where her journey takes her.

As a resourceful hunter with a bow, Aloy has always been fascinated with technology and the ancient relics from the past. Growing up as an outcast with no parents, she searches for the truth about her origins, but she also finds more than she bargained for about the dangers of the world and why it has been changing. We got up and close and personal with new machines such as the laser-blazing, hyena-like Scrapper.

We also went hands-on with a new, early portion in the game, where we encountered a side quest and saw more of the game’s machine ecosystem in action. Animals travel in packs, and often come to each other’s aid, meaning victory rarely comes easy. Our cover story is packed with information about the tools that Aloy has at her disposal to stand a chance against these mammoth beasts, the lore of this strange backdrop, and what types of side content is available in this vast open world.

  Horizon Zero Dawn launches on February 28 for PlayStation 4.   CLICK ON THE COVER TO SEE THE ENTIRE SPREAD, FRONT AND BACK To learn more about our upcoming online coverage and see some of what we experienced on our visit to Guerrilla Games, check out our Horizon Zero Dawn coverage trailer below or watch and share it on YouTube.   (Please visit the site to view this media) In addition to our cover story, we interview Pokémon Go mastermind John Hanke, explore how video games are being used in long-distance relationships, look at…

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