Yesterday, Guerrilla Games began to release more promotional material for their upcoming title, Horizon Zero Dawn. The material in question appeared in the form of videos on their official Facebook page that introduce and break down the different machines appearing in the game. These machines–which resemble dinosaurs of the future–range from minuscule to massive in scale, and each of the 25 different models has their own behaviors, weaknesses, and purposes within the environment. It’s highly unlikely that Guerrilla would spoil every single one of the types before the game’s release on February 28th, but there should be at least a few more on the way. As more videos are added, they will all be compiled here.
Here are their videos and each of their respective descriptions straight from Guerrilla and PlayStation.
“The combat-class Thunderjaw is one of the deadliest machines encountered in Horizon Zero Dawn. A formidable beast equipped with cannons, disc launchers and a mouth laser, its powerful ranged attacks will quickly cut down any hunter foolish enough to alert it. Space permitting, it can also unleash with a devastating range of melee attacks such as charges and tail swipes.”
“An acquisition-class machine, the Snapmaw is frequently found basking in or near bodies of water, where it gathers valuable minerals from the sediment. It can move with surprising ferocity when alerted, lashing out with an array of melee attacks that include powerful lunge bites and tail swipes. For ranged attacks, it fires off cryo mortars that freeze the target on impact.”
“Soaring through the sky at high altitude, the fearsome Stormbird is a combat-class machine that can swoop down and attack its prey with tremendous force. It is just as dangerous on land as it is in the air, with a variety of swift and powerful attacks that range from wing blasts to claw slashes. Its enormous metal wings are capable of collecting and discharging the electricity in the air.”
“The Behemoth is a huge, rugged transport-class machine that uses anti-gravity technology to transfer precious cargo from smaller acquisition-class machines into its stomach container. When provoked, it may charge at the enemy or use its anti-gravity unit to hurl heavy objects. It is also equipped with a set of grinding drills that allow it to grind and propel rock projectiles.”
For more on Horizon Zero Dawn, check back at NLGO. We’ll have a review up when the game drops, and we’ll watch out for any more news surrounding the title before and after the game’s release. Pick up Horizon Zero Dawn on February 28th, only on PS4.