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New Story Trailer For Horizon Zero Dawn Teases New Friends And Foes

The new Horizon Zero Dawn trailer offers more story goodness, a powerful villain, a mysterious ally and a focus for Aloy's quest.

A brand new trailer for Horizon: Zero Dawn has just dropped courtesy of Sony, offering a little more substance to the already gorgeous world we've previously seen.

As the trailer opens, Aloy's tribe has been massacred -- prompting her departure in search of this powerful, unknown enemy. Traversing desolate lands populated by massive, mechanoid beasts, Aloy arrives in neighboring Meridia to warn them of the impending threat.

It appears as though the robot fauna are somehow being raised and controlled with a corrupting force wielded by the leader of a band of masked warriors. To what ends he plans to use them isn't clear, but it isn't likely to be pleasant for the natives.

However, it looks like Aloy won't be alone in the fight. Another mysterious figure (voiced by The Wire's Lance Reddick) has a stake in the battle too -- but whose side is he actually on?

There are plenty of questions raised by this new video, but it certainly eases concerns that Horizon Zero Dawn would be something of a rudderless technical showpiece. There's a core storyline, a ruthless villain, and a mystery to unpack. The fact that it offers up even more wonderful visuals is a bonus.

Horizon Zero Dawn is scheduled for release on February 28th, 2017.

Are you excited by the new trailer? Or are you still hesitant about what the game will actually offer? Let us know in the comments!

Published Jan. 11th 2017

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