When it comes to promoting a new game, most publishers tend to go for videos, posters, interviews… you know, the usual kind of stuff. Sony decided to go a little further with Horizon Forbidden West. They have decided to park a 3 meter high statue of Clawstrider in the middle of the Sydney Botanic Gardens. The statue will also be seen in 15 other cities around the world in the coming days.
The image comes with a treat code to win a PS5
The Clawstrider Treat code is Triangle, Circle, L1, >, X, <, R1, Vierkant, L2, > and can be entered on this website† You then have to guess the next question: “How many hours did players worldwide play “Horizon Zero Dawn” in December 2021? (PS5 and PS4)”. You then enter a draw to buy a PS5 console, a copy of Horizon Forbidden West Collector’s Edition or a replica of Aloy’s Spear If you live in Sydney, the statue will be in the Botanic Gardens until February 22nd, but you have until March 7th to enter the code on the website.
Those not living in Sydney may get another chance to view the statue as it will appear in 15 other cities around the world in the coming days, although those cities have not been specified. Patrick Lagana, PlayStation Australia marketing director, explained why the image made its debut in Sydney:
Horizon Forbidden West is filled with incredible adventures and awe-inspiring machines, taking you on a remarkable journey through a wide variety of ecosystems – from arid deserts and snowy landscapes to lush tropical valleys and beautiful beaches. It was these environments that inspired the Global Clawstrider campaign that kicks off today – in our own backyard, in the beautiful Sydney Royal Botanic Garden. Horizon Forbidden West will be one of the biggest games of the year and an excellent addition to PlayStation’s unbeatable exclusive offerings, and we’re looking forward to seeing how the world reacts to real-life Clawstriders popping up in some of its iconic cities.
Just in time for the game’s launch tomorrow, February 18, Guerrilla Games released the title update 1.04† The update fixes a number of crashes, progression blocks, “various cosmetic issues”, some cases where the notebook would not update correctly, and adds “several performance improvements”.
In other news: Atlus has launched its own mysterious countdown website, this time seemingly teasing a new project in the Soul Hackers series. Elsewhere, the second installment of Dying Light 2’s free Authority Pack DLC is now available for download.