Horizon Forbidden West Showed Off Aloy’s New Abilities

Horizon Forbidden West Showed Off Aloy's New Abilities

The developers of the upcoming action-adventure/RPG Horizon: Forbidden West have published a blog post on the official PlayStation site to demonstrate some of the new abilities mastered by Aloy in the second game of the series.

According to the team, Forbidden West is built on the same principles of player freedom and will provide gamers with even more ways to explore and experience the world compared to Horizon: Zero Dawn. Aloy will be able to climb freely on and across sections of rock terrain, use more machine types as mounts, use grappling for quick vertical traversal, swim underwater, glide with Shieldwing and much more.

“Our traversal design decisions were always in service of increasing dynamic interactivity with the world around you. This could be to empower the player to manipulate and destroy their environment with a tool like the Pullcaster; or grapple-launching into a glide with the Shieldwing to set yourself up for a strike from above. What excites us most is how our mechanics, new and old, synergistically interact with each other to provide varied and dynamic approaches to any scenario.’ 

Check out the official blog post to find out more!


As Aloy travels to the Forbidden West, she discovers stunning valleys, deserts, and ruined cities. The landscapes may be stunning, but danger lurks in every corner. Players will discover dozens of new machines as they explore the new region. If you want to fight those new enemies effectively, each of the new machines needs to be scanned and studied.

The Forbidden West features another challenge: collapsing biosphere. As red blight infects the lands, it’s choking wildlife and starving animals and tribes. Additionally, weather spirals out of control, generating massive storms that flood canyons and fields.

  • Brave an expansive open-world – Discover distant lands, new enemies, rich cultures and striking characters.
  • A majestic frontier – Explore the lush forests, sunken cities and towering mountains of a far-future America.
  • Confront new dangers – Engage in strategic battles against enormous machines and mounted human enemies by using weapons, gear and traps crafted from salvaged parts.
  • Unravel startling mysteries – Uncover the secret behind Earth’s imminent collapse and unlock a hidden chapter in the ancient past… one that will change Aloy forever.

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