New Horizon Zero Dawn Video Shows Off Skills And Abilities

The developers talk about balancing the game's RPG and action elements in the new video.

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As part of its ongoing "Countdown to Launch" series, Sony today released the newest trailer for Horizon Zero Dawn, which is now just hours away from release.

This newest video shows off some of Horizon Zero Dawn's skills and abilities, with commentary from Guerrilla Games managing director Hermen Hulst and game director Mathijs de Jonge. They discuss how Horizon Zero Dawn aims to be hybrid game that blends action and RPG elements.

"When we started the project, we had a good think about, 'How much depth should there be in the RPG systems?' And, 'How much should this game lean towards action?'" de Jonge said (via DualShockers).

Hulst added that Horizon Zero Dawn is an "RPG that plays like an action game."

You will also notice in the trailer that Horizon Zero Dawn lets you see video previews of different skills and abilities before selecting them. Additionally, the developers stresses that the game does not have any predefined classes or anything else that would lock you into playing one particular way.

Horizon Zero Dawn unlocks tonight at 9 PM PT in North America--you can preload it right now.

Reviews for the PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn started to show up last week. The game is receiving a lot of praise, including a 9/10 score from GameSpot.

"This is first departure from the Killzone series for developer Guerrilla Games, and though you might think the team took a risk by stepping out of its FPS comfort zone to create a third-person open-world action game, you'd never know it was their first rodeo," reviewer Peter Brown said. "For every minor imperfection, there's an element of greatness that recharges your desire to keep fighting and exploring Zero Dawn's beautiful and perilous world. Guerrilla Games has delivered one of the best open-world games of this generation, and redefined its team's reputation in the process."

This story has been updated and corrected.

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