Back at E3 2015, Sony revealed a new role-playing action game, Horizon Zero Dawn by Guerrilla Games. Sony shed further light on the game at E3 2016 last year, while confirming its March 2017 release date. You can also watch Horizon Zero trailers and videos here. Read next: Horizon Zero Dawn review

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When is the Horizon Zero Dawn release date?

Horizon Zero Dawn UK release date: 1 March 2017

Although the game has been in development since 2011, Sony chose not to release Horizon Zero Dawn until 1 March 2017. That's a delay from the original '2016' release date touted when the game was unveiled in 2015, but two days earlier than we were expecting the UK release.

When revealing that the game was delayed, managing director at Guerrila Games Hermen Hulst said: "It wasn't an easy choice to make; we know many of you have been anxious to play the game since we first announced it. However, we also want to ensure that Horizon Zero Dawn lives up to the visuals and gameplay quality that our games are known for. The new date affords us the extra time required to deliver fully on our ambitious vision for Horizon Zero Dawn."

How much does Horizon Zero Dawn cost in the UK?

Despite an RRP of £49.99, you can order Horizon Zero Dawn on Amazon for £44, the best price we've found anywhere. Amazon's pre-order price guarantee means that if the price drops between now and the final release date you will pay the lower price.

Game has an exclusive special edition of the game, which comes with a steelbook case, a 48-page art book, a PS4 theme and some in-game content. You can order that now for £69.99.

There's also a collector's edition which includes all of the above, along with a special box and a 9in statue of the game's protagonist, Aloy. It's listed on ShopTo for £105 at the time of writing.

Horizon Zero Dawn Collector's Edition

Gameplay and trailers

E3 2016 gave us a good look at the gameplay for Horizon Zero Dawn during an impressive demonstration by Guerilla, which you can watch below.

The game is set 1,000 years into the future, and shows that robotic creatures have taken control and humans are no longer the dominant species on earth. Most of the human species have been wiped out, with some still alive and living in small colonies and fighting to survive.

In Horizon Zero Dawn you play as female protagonist Aloy, a young outcast from her tribe. Aloy has learned how to hunt the creatures and sets on a quest that leads her to her destiny.

Aloys main weapon is a bow and arrow, and she carries three types of arrows that will help her defeat the creatures – electrical, explosive and armour-piercing. When Aloy runs out of ammo, or needs a new weapon, she has a unique ability that allows her to create weapons with machine parts from the creatures, along with natural materials found on earth.

Screenshots

Horizon Zero Dawn UK release date, price rumours: Plus Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay, screenshots and trailer

Horizon Zero Dawn UK release date, price rumours: Plus Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay, screenshots and trailer

Horizon Zero Dawn UK release date, price rumours: Plus Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay, screenshots and trailer

Horizon Zero Dawn UK release date, price rumours: Plus Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay, screenshots and trailer

Horizon Zero Dawn UK release date, price rumours: Plus Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay, screenshots and trailer

Horizon Zero Dawn UK release date, price rumours: Plus Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay, screenshots and trailer

Horizon Zero Dawn UK release date, price rumours: Plus Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay, screenshots and trailer

Horizon Zero Dawn UK release date, price rumours: Plus Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay, screenshots and trailer

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