Saturday, January 22, 2022

Horizon Forbidden West: Meet The Cast Of Guerrilla Games’ Upcoming RPG In New Trailer

We’re closing in on the release of Horizon Forbidden West and PlayStation is releasing more and more about the game. Yesterday, Guerrilla Games released a new Forbidden West story trailer, and you can check out some exclusive details we learned about it after talking to the team, and now the studio has released a special “meet the cast” trailer. It begins with an introduction to protagonist Aloy’s voice actor, Ashly Burch, who explains that Aloy had to step into a new role as the hero of the world. She also touches on the more adversarial aspect of Aloy and Sylens’ relationship. And speaking of Sylens, Lance Reddick is returning to voice the character last seen in the post-credits scene at the end of Horizon Zero Dawn. He talks about Sylens’ egomaniac personality and how that shapes his relationships in Forbidden West.  Click here to watch embedded media We also meet Kotallo’s voice actor, Noshir Dalal. Both newcomers to the series, Kotallo encounters Aloy at a time when his life is in major crisis. Kotallo’s chief envisions a peaceful alliance in the Forbidden West and it’s Kotallo’s mission to champion his chief’s cause. Joining Kotallo as a new character in the world of Horizon is Tilda, who is voiced by Matrix alumn Carrie-Anne Moss.  “I play this very interesting character named Tilda who is quite a dynamic character,” Moss says in the trailer. “As an artist, there’s a lot of freedom in doing something like this. You get to be in the moment, getting thrown direction from the director, getting to try it over and over again; I felt like creatively, it was a lot of fun. There’s a lot of mystery to her – I don’t want to say too much – but she’s an interesting character and I loved playing her.” Next up is Varl, voiced by John Macmillan. As Macmillan notes, Varl has been on a “heck of a journey.” He says the writers did a great job of evolving the character in Forbidden West as he’s more mature and more willing to challenge Aloy when needed. Erend, voiced by John Hopkins, is back too. He talks about Aloy’s disappearance at the end of Zero Dawn, which sets up a fractured relationship at the start of Forbidden West. Macmillan and Hopkins said their relationship as Varl and Erend evolved quite a lot in the game as the two are the new main allies of Aloy.  We also get a few glimpses at some new concept art for Forbidden West, which you can view below:  Click image thumbnails to view larger version                                                                                                               While waiting for Horizon Forbidden West to hit PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on February 18, read what Guerrilla Games had to say about the game’s latest story trailer and then head to Game Informer’s Horizon Forbidden West hub, which features all kinds of new details from this month’s cover story. Read our thoughts on the first game in Game Informer’s Horizon Zero Dawn review after that.  Are you excited for Horizon Forbidden West? Let us know in the comments below!

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    Knockout City Dives into Xbox Series X|S

    Lookout, dodgebrawlers! Starting now, you’ll be able to brawl through a new version of Knockout City on Xbox Series X|S. Grab your crew and hit the streets at 120fps or 60fps and check out the new glimmer and shine of the city lights on the latest Xbox consoles.

    Xbox Series X|S players may upgrade their performance and graphics for free with Smart Delivery, delivering you the best version of the game automatically to your console, regardless of generation, with no extra steps required from you. All player progress and settings will carry over — don’t hesitate to enjoy what Knockout City and Xbox have to offer.

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    New Visual Depth

    Knockout City’s aesthetic style is a rich, youthful, futuristic look at a world infatuated with dodgeballs. The city is alive with vibrant city lights, holograms, and explosions. Thanks to the extra power of Xbox Series X|S, features have been added to help provide more visual depth within the already well-illuminated city.

    Newly added features like area lights, ball lights, and particle lights help the city come alive. Improved global illumination and local light shadows are carefully balanced to provide you with a rich graphical experience that puts you right there in the city. The dynamic feel of light and shadows translates beautifully in frantic close combat or in leisurely stroll down back alleys.

    Check out the way the shadows play on the surfaces of the buildings and down the alley in Back Alley Brawl:

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    HiFi High Five

    Get the best Knockout City has to offer. Play with the highest fidelity textures available in the game on Xbox Series S|X. Decide what matters most, choose to play in performance (120fps) or graphics (60fps) mode options.

    • Xbox Series X: Native 4K at 60FPS, or 1620p (upscaled to 4K) at 120FPS
    • Xbox Series S: 1440p at 60FPS, or 1080p at 120FPS

    “Touchable Textures”, Galaxy Burger looks so good we could eat it…

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    Smart Delivery Support

    If you’ve already purchased Knockout City on Xbox One, upgrading to the Xbox Series X|S version won’t cost you a thing thanks to Smart Delivery — the best version of the game will automatically be delivered to your console, regardless of generation, with no extra steps required from you. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Knockout City with their EA Play membership.

    Now go brawl through this new version of Knockout City on Xbox Series X|S!

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    Calling all brawlers: join us in Knockout City™ today for a FREE, level-capped trial*!

    Team up and duke it out with rival Crews in Knockout City**, where you settle the score with EPIC DODGEBALL BATTLES. Brace yourself for outrageous fun and intense competition in an all-new take on team-based multiplayer games.

    Customize your character and form a Crew with friends to start your Knockout City takeover. Knock out opponents with trick shots and coordinated teamwork while dodging and catching balls flying across the map. No ball? No problem! You can literally ball up, roll into a teammate’s hands, and become the ultimate weapon!

    A variety of outlandish ball types, locations, and game modes keep it exciting. Plus, each season introduces new maps, ball types, rewards, events, and challenges. Throw, catch, pass, dodge, and tackle your way to dodgeball dominance!


    • Frantic and Fun — Rule the city through lightning-fast multiplayer matches featuring mind-blowing dodgeball mechanics. Increase your attack by passing to power up dodgeballs, targeting your opponents with a variety of specialized balls, or “balling up” at any time to get thrown by teammates!

    • Crew Up — Assemble an All-Star dodgeball Crew with your friends for multiplayer matches in a seamless cross-play experience! Together, knock out opponents in 3v3, 4v4, or free-for-all matches. Pass, throw, and strategize to dominate as a team and unlock distinctive, Crew-only rewards!

    • Define Your Style — Show off your status and unique look through character and Crew designs with expansive character creation options. Customize your appearance, gear, and attitude, from body type and hairstyle to a custom glider and Crew vehicle to win, lose, and taunt animations.

    • Take On Knockout City — Battle it out with other Crews across dynamic maps all over the city. Each map’s special features make every match an intense, unexpected experience. Dodgeball thrives in back alleys with pneumatic tubes, on skyscraper rooftops, across busy streets—and even at the local burger joint and construction sites. While you’re dodging dodgeballs, watch out for moving cars, rooftop drops, and even a wrecking ball or two.

    • Strikingly Fresh Yet Familiar — It’s easy to pick up and play thanks to familiar controls, but practice is key to becoming a champion. On a level playing field, only the most skilled ballers stand out from the crowd. Use your knowledge to master the intricacies of the game for spectacular KOs.

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