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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    Cuphead’s The Delicious Last Course DLC arrives on PS4 June 30, 2022

    Hey again, this is Chad from Studio MDHR! The last time I had a chance to write something for the PlayStation Blog, we were announcing Cuphead’s surprise launch on PlayStation 4. Since that time, we have been heads down on the continued development of our game’s upcoming expansion, The Delicious Last Course, and I’m thrilled to be able to announce a bonafide release date: this next adventure will be coming to PlayStation 4 on June 30, 2022!! 

    I’m so proud of our amazing team and I can’t wait for PlayStation players to get their hands on The Delicious Last Course. When we originally announced this expansion, we cheekily chose to name the game with a title that shortened to “DLC”, and while this isn’t a sequel, I can confidently say The Delicious Last Course has taken on a life of its own during development, and that it isn’t just your bog standard game expansion. On that note, let’s talk a little bit about what the game is, and what you can expect.

    The Delicious Last Course sees Cuphead and Mugman setting sail for “D.L.C. Isle”, an untamed and previously undiscovered island off the coast of the main Inkwell Isles. In true Cuphead fashion, however, they find that the island is host to a new cast of fearsome, larger than life bosses, all of whom are tied to a quest they must undertake on behalf of the jubilant and jolly Chef Saltbaker. What this quest is and where it will take our intrepid heroes is something we want to keep secret for just a little longer, but it’s fair to say that it might be our brave little cups’ most challenging adventure yet.

    Luckily, Ms. Chalice is there for more than just moral support. Fans of the original Cuphead will recognize her as The Legendary Chalice, but in this new form, Ms. Chalice packs a wallop of her own, including unique abilities that will help you overcome some of the biggest bosses we’ve ever designed! Be sure to keep an eye out for grumpy shopkeep Porkrind as well, who’s never one to pass up an opportunity for commerce and might just have all new weapons and magical charms for you to experiment with. In fact, if you take a closer look at the trailer we debuted at this year’s Game Awards, you might just spot a few.

    Major announcements like this are always a chance to reflect on a game’s development, and something I’m really excited for Cuphead fans to see with The Delicious Last Course is the way our team has really honed their craft during development. From our designers to concept artists to animators and engineers, everyone spent the development of this game challenging themselves to innovate, and we have pushed to make The Delicious Last Course a true high watermark of everything we do at Studio MDHR. There are individual phases of single bosses in this game that contain more attacks and frames of animation than entire bosses from the original Cuphead. 

    It’s often said that “any video game that releases is a feat,” and that’s something I think our whole industry has felt doubly so making games amidst these unique times. In our case, we have been especially challenged by things like safely and securely assembling a live orchestra to perform our game’s soundtrack. However, our guiding principle through the whole experience has been the game’s quality, and we are so excited to see what everyone thinks of The Delicious Last Course when it releases next year. I hope you’ve saved up an appetite… for adventure! 

    By PlayStation Official blog (blog.playstation.com)

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