The machines are the stars of the show in PlayStation’s latest trailer for Horizon: Forbidden West that dropped this morning. The new trailer shows some machines we’re already familiar with, in addition to showcasing a trio of new formidable foes.
As detailed on the PlayStation Blog, the three new machines are the armored Rollerback, which rolls through the terrain like an armadillo; Sunwing, a majestic aerial machine; and the acid-spitting Slitherfang, an enormous snake that slinks across the ground.
These monsters seem to reside in the Forbidden West’s rocky and sandy regions, which were also prominently shown in the trailer. You can get a closer look at these creatures in the trailer below.
The trailer also features narration about the Forbidden West’s dangerous landscape, saying machines rule this area of the world. The narrator hints that the game’s plot could be about destruction and devastation not seen since the time of the Old Ones, which is the in-universe name for 21st-century humans in the world of Horizon. Finally, the footage shows Aloy taking over machines and riding them as you could in the original.
We recently learned that Forbidden West developers Guerrilla Games are using ideas for machines that weren’t possible in Horizon: Zero Dawn. Principal machine designer Blake Politeski said the team has “been able to match some exciting ideas that previously weren’t feasible with new and interesting concepts.” Previously, we’ve seen monsters like the Tremortusk, a giant mechanical woolly mammoth that was the centerpiece of one of Forbidden West’s gameplay looks. Machines also reside underwater in Forbidden West, something not seen in Zero Dawn.
You can also get a look at Aloy’s new abilities in Horizon: Forbidden West, which include a grapple and a glider. Or, if you’re still playing on PlayStation 4, check out the latest Horizon Forbidden West PS4 screenshots. The game is set to launch on February 18, 2022.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.