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Two New Videos Show Off Horizon Zero Dawn's Fearsome Machines
by Jeff Cork on Feb 09, 2017 at 04:17 AM
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Guerrilla Games
Release:
Rating: Teen
Platform: PlayStation 4

Horizon Zero Dawn's world is filled with mysterious machines that patrol – and attack – humans who venture too close. Today, Sony and Guerrilla Games have released a pair of videos that let you get a closer look at two of these beasts without risking your hide.

First up is the Snapmaw, a croc-like creature who hangs out near water. Take a look at the video for more info, as well as descriptor text from Sony.

An acquisition-class machine, the Snapmaw is frequently found basking in or near bodies of water, where it gathers valuable minerals from the sediment. It can move with surprising ferocity when alerted, lashing out with an array of melee attacks that include powerful lunge bites and tail swipes. For ranged attacks, it fires off cryo mortars that freeze the target on impact.

Then there's the Thunderjaw, which draws inspiration from the T-rex. Don't bother asking how it can reload that machine gun with its tiny arms.

The combat-class Thunderjaw is one of the deadliest machines encountered in Horizon Zero Dawn. A formidable beast equipped with cannons, disc launchers and a mouth laser, its powerful ranged attacks will quickly cut down any hunter foolish enough to alert it. Space permitting, it can also unleash with a devastating range of melee attacks such as charges and tail swipes.

Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PlayStation 4 on February 28.