Horizon Forbidden West Gets Cinematic Trailer, Accessibility Features

Sony and Guerrilla Games released a new cinematic trailer for Horizon Forbidden West ahead of the game’s launch next week. The minute-long video introduces Aloy’s new adventure and some of the environments where it will take her.

Players will be able to adjust the size and background for subtitles, while the game’s notebook will include gameplay tutorials in addition to information about characters, machines, and other details about the world. The game will include multiple difficulty modes ranging from Story Mode to Very Hard, with players also able to create a custom difficulty using sliders to determine factors such as damage dealt to and received from enemies. An Easy Loot system — available on Story, Easy, and custom difficulties — will let players obtain resources that are normally only acquired by detaching components before defeating the machine.

Horizon Forbidden West will come with multiple control presets, including left-handed support, but will also let players fully remap them. There are also options to switch between toggle and hold as well as to invert the X and Y axes. Meanwhile, a Co-pilot system will let a second controller access the game with mirrored controls. There are optional motion sensor controls, as well as sensitivity and dead zone sliders, while the PlayStation 5 version includes adjustable cinematic vibration intensity and the option to disable adaptive triggers.

Other supporting features include Aim Assist and the ability to increase the duration of Concentration — which slows down time when aiming a bow — or have it activate automatically. There are also options to automatically sprint, heal, deploy the Shieldwing, or show available climbing options.

Horizon Forbidden West is the sequel to 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn and follows Aloy as she travels to the remains of the western United States to investigate a red blight that is wreaking havoc on the environment and weather. The game will be released for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on February 18, 2022.



Alex Fuller

Alex joined RPGamer in 2011 as a Previewer before moving onto Reviews, News Director, and Managing Editor. Became Acting Editor-in-Chief in 2018.

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