The newest trailer for Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds is upon us. Brief though it is, it certainly does its job. The trailer shows off a handful of the enemies players will get to take on in the upcoming expansion. It also featured a lot of dodging.
Of course, that’s to be expected. Anyone who’s played Horizon Zero Dawn can attest to the fact that regardless of the difficulty, 75% of the game is spent rolling or sliding or jumping out of the way of something (kidding).
Most of what’s seen in the trailer aren’t completely new enemies, as much as frigid variations of old ones. This isn’t especially surprising, though one does wonder if Gaia seriously did only make that tiny handful of machine types. There do appear to be some entirely new machines, but the emphasis was clearly on ones already in the game.
Aside from the additional machines, there wasn’t much to show. Though Guerilla has actually been pretty forthcoming about what’s actually in the expansion, the trailer only shows so much. There’s what appears to be a new set of armor for Aloy, which is fitting for the new environment. There’s a glimpse of characters clearly featured in the expansion as well. The story still isn’t entirely clear, but this trailer’s purpose seemed to be on the new hunting trials.
Based on the feature at E3, it’s clear that the expansion will come with some manner of story, even if brief in nature. There’s also the likelihood of additional side quests that don’t really connect to anything greater. Though one of the strengths of the base game was seeing the side quests actually bear fruit in some way, however minute the differences were.
Given the way Horizon Zero Dawn ended, it’s clear that a continuation of the main story is a thought. The form it would take is unknown. While possible it could come in the form of a completely new game (given the game’s critical and commercial success), it’s also possible Guerilla plans to expand upon the main story in DLC. Only time will tell.
The DLC releases on November 7th. However, there is also a complete collection on the way in December, which comes with the base game and the DLC.
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