Guerrilla has teamed up with Steamforged Games to create a new tabletop board game titled Horizon Forbidden West: Seeds of Rebellion, which will explore the never before-seen canon events leading up to Aloy’s journey through the blight-scarred land of western America.
“In the dark corners of the mysterious Forbidden West, seeds of rebellion are taking root amongst the warlike Tenakth,” a post on Steamforged Games’ website reveals, setting the scene for the tabletop adventure. “This potential insurrection threatens the fragile peace between the Tenakth clans.”
The developers plan to release a series of gameplay videos running up to the start of Horizon Forbidden West: Seeds of Rebellion’s Kickstarter campaign on November 21.
Horizon Forbidden West: Seeds of Rebellion Board Game
The new one to four player co-op tabletop adventure is set prior to the events of Horizon: Forbidden West, and asks players to take the place of a group of Tenakth marshals as they strive to thwart a growing rebellion that unfolds throughout a new narrative driven campaign.
Steamforged Games explained that it worked closely with Guerrilla to create a new canon story that explores the “never before-seen events” that set the scene for Aloy’s adventures in the second game in the Horizon franchise.
Players will explore and battle their way through the hostile setting, employing co-operative stealth and “in-depth combat” along with a “huge suite of abilities” as they go up against human and machine enemies, while undertaking “life or death” quests.
The board game looks set to feature a number of impressively modelled miniatures representing machines native to the Forbidden West, though only the elephant-like tremortusk has been revealed to date. Models included in Steamforged Games’ original Horizon Zero Dawn board game are also be compatible with the new tabletop experience.
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