Horizon: Zero Dawn Gets New Video Focusing on the Game’s Rich Narrative

on February 27, 2017 3:34 PM

Today, developer Guerrilla Games released its second, new video for Horizon: Dawn.However, unlike the first one which focuses on skills and abilities, this one talks about the game’s “rich narrative.”

The video begins with the game’s Narrative Director John Gonzalez talking about how the team wanted to create a “genuine hybrid” of an action and role-playing game, combining the best narrative parts of an action game, such as a signature character and cinematic storytelling, with what’s “awesome” about a role-playing game from a narrative perspective, like the depth of lore.

The video then transitions to Managing Director Hermen Hulst who points out that an important part of an RPG is the interactive dialogue. To this point, Hulst reveals that there is about 10 hours of interactive dialogue in the game. Gonzalez adds that the dialogue choices you make can have long-term consequences, such as who may live or die. However, the primary purpose they have is “deepening your experience with the game,” such as deepening your relationship with NPCs and Aloy, the protagonist who you play as.  According to Hulst, it is also used for exploration, meaning through your choices as Aloy you will get to meet and understand the tribal cultures in the world.

Horizon: Zero Dawn is set to launch for PS4 on February 28, 2017 in North America and on March 1st in Europe.

If you want, you can check out the DualShocker’s review of the game, where we awarded it a 10 out 10. You can also watch a new PS4 time-lapse video that showcases the game’s gorgeous night/day cycle, lighting, and more. Or you can check just check out the new video below:

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