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Horizon Forbidden West Gets First Hands-On Preview

Horizon Forbidden West Gets First Hands-On Preview - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2022 / 2,408 Views

IGN has posted the first hands-on preview for publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Guerrilla Games' Horizon Forbidden West.

IGN's Jonathon Dornbush was able to play four hours of the game. The hands-on preview features new gameplay. while a break down of what was learned about Aloy's new adventure is provided by Dornbush.

The new game features "more ambitious climbing mechanics, items like the Pullcaster and Shieldwing, and more." There are new skills, weapons, machines like the Burrower, Bristleback, and Slitherfang, and a new Arena environment.

View the hands-on preview below:

Horizon Forbidden West will launch for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on February 18, 2022.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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DonFerrari (on 25 January 2022)

Lucky bastard.

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twintail (on 25 January 2022)

Game looks fantastic. Seems like a solid improvement over the first in every way. Can't wait!

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Link_knight30 (on 25 January 2022)


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fauzman (on 25 January 2022)

Man the preview seems to regard the game highly and only makes me more excited to play this.. This and GOW: R are my two big purchases this year.

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Alistair (on 25 January 2022)

It's the year of the grappling hook. Halo then Horizon then Zelda? :)

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KratosLives Alistair (on 25 January 2022)

Dishonored did it first though, and felt great.

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fauzman Alistair (on 25 January 2022)

I dont know. Grappling hooks have been going on for a while. UC4 had it, Just Cause has had it for ages. Tomb Raider...

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Zeldadude fauzman (on 25 January 2022)

Wind Waker also.

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2zosteven (on 25 January 2022)

Still do not have a PS5! guess I'll have to get a used copy once i get one.

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KratosLives 2zosteven (on 25 January 2022)

Play it on ps4, game still looks amazing in 60fps

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2zosteven KratosLives (on 26 January 2022)

I WANT A PS5!!!!!

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