Lara Croft has new competition in the female lead of Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Sony unveiled the new action game, developed by Killzone studio Guerrilla Games, during its Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference tonight at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
In gameplay footage taken directly from the PlayStation 4, Horizon’s unnamed lead — a women — hunts robotic, dinosaur-like beasts in a postapocalyptic setting that mixes futuristic enemies and weaponry with beautiful, untamed wilderness. The woman stalks her giant prey using a stealth mechanic similar to Assassin’s Creed. She fires explosive arrows from a high-tech bow, attacking the robot’s weak points, before pinning it down with ropes to land the killing shot.
The game is expected to arrive sometime in 2016.