The original Horizon Zero Dawn turned out to be an incredible success for Guerilla Games and a true action RPG gem on PlayStation 4. It doesn’t come as a surprise that Horizon Zero Dawn: Frozen Wilds was announced at the E3 in June 2017. A couple of months later, we can confirm the release date for the first DLC for the game, as well as some features that will be present.
Don’t Worry, Alloy Is Back!
The main protagonist of the original HZD was Aloy, an archer and a hunter that has been living as an outcast her entire life. One day she decided to head onto a quest to find answers about her and the origin of the machines that now rule the Earth.
Considering that fans around the world loved Aloy, it doesn’t come as a surprise that she will be back in The Frozen Wilds. As we could also assume, the DLC will bring a danger in the form of a brand new machine that threatens our planet.
What Can We See in the Announce Trailer?
During the reveal of Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds, PlayStation played an official announce trailer. In about 90 seconds of footage, we failed to see any real action, but we discovered several details related to the story.
The first thing we noticed is, of course, Aloy. Guerilla is apparently more than satisfied with how they created the main protagonist, which is why she will be back in the DLC. However, the trailer also unveils an entirely new character. Aloy talks to him, and he is the one that warns our hero about the brand new machine that is a threat to the world. The character that informs Aloy of the new creature is not someone we know from the original.
Fresh Enemies to Tackle in The Frozen Wilds
You can’t notice any machines in the announce trailer for the Frozen Wilds, but Sony itself confirmed that we would get fresh enemies in The Frozen Wilds. And we are not talking about the main antagonist, but the regular opponents, too.
Also, a new area is being designed for The Frozen Wilds, and the designers are giving their best efforts to once again create memorable settings for the first DLC of Horizon Zero Dawn.
When Will Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Take Place?
We don’t know for sure, but it’s pretty safe to assume that the DLC will take place right after the story of the original finishes. You might remember that Great Metal Devil was mentioned numerous times in the main story, but he will probably not be the enemy in The Frozen Wilds. Guerilla will likely keep the great machine enemy for an actual sequel.
What Did the Designer Reveal about the DLC?
The lead designer of the Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds, as well as the original game, Herman Hulst discovered important details related to the new DLC. You can watch this interview on YouTube, and we will list some crucial reveals below.
Hulst discovered that The Frozen Wilds would feature a new territory and it will be a combination of the northern mountains and the lands that belong to the Banuk tribe. Aside from that, he confirmed that Aloy will be in the focus of the attention, as well as that we will face new types of enemies that we will be able to kill with new weapons.
Despite the trailer and the designer interview available, we don’t know much about Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds. Regardless of that, we will get an expansion packed with content that will provide a bunch of hours to play.
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Release Date and Price
We expect The Frozen Wilds to release on November 7, 2017. Just like the original, it will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive. If you want to play the DLC, you will have to buy the base game, too. The good news is that the expansion will probably be available for $20 (that is the current price if you want to pre-order).
Just like the original, Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive. If we learned anything from Sony so far, it’s that the releases that are their console exclusives are always brilliant. After all, that was the case with the base HZD game, and there is no doubt that we can expect the same to happen with the DLC.