Horizon Zero Dawn Release Date: 7 Things to Know

The Horizon Zero Dawn release date is almost here. This is what gamers need to know about the much anticipated PS4 game that arrives at the end of this month. We’ll show you what you need to know about the Horizon Zero Dawn release date, including potential midnight release events, pre-loading, Horizon Zero Dawn deals, show you important gameplay and more.

After a delay, Horizon Zero Dawn is finally coming and the latest Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay shows a product that many would say is worth the added wait.

If you play on the PS4 Pro, you will see more detail and you can take advantage of HDR, but the gameplay we show on this page is from the regular PS4.

You can read the Horizon Zero Dawn reviews that matter here, to help you decide if the game is worth buying.

What you need to know about the Horizon Zero Dawn release date.
What you need to know about the Horizon Zero Dawn release date.

After years of Horizon Zero Dawn videos and teasers, it is finally time to get our hands on the game. The game is now gold, so you don’t need to worry about any delays. Here’s a breakdown of the Horizon Zero Dawn release details;

  1. Horizon Zero Dawn Release Date
  2. Midnight Horizon Zero Dawn Release Date Events
  3. Horizon Zero Dawn Pre-Load & Size
  4. Special Horizon Zero Dawn Editions
  5. Horizon Zero Dawn Pre-Order Bonuses
  6. Horizon Zero Dawn Deals
  7. New Horizon Zero Dawn Videos

This is the essential information you need to know about the Horizon Zero Dawn release date, including how you can save on the game without waiting.

Horizon Zero Dawn Release Date

The Horizon Zero Dawn release date is here.
The Horizon Zero Dawn release date is almost here.

The Horizon Zero Dawn release date is February 28th. Originally set for last year, the game is now coming this month and there should be no further delays.

Gamers can buy Horizon Zero Dawn on disc or digitally for the PS4. There is no Horizon Zero Dawn PC release planned or any word on a Xbox One Horizon Zero Dawn release, but neither are likely. The company making the game is a subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment so don’t expect to play this on any other console.

Midnight Horizon Zero Dawn Release Date Events

We expect a midnight Horizon Zero Dawn release date event at GameStop.
We expect a midnight Horizon Zero Dawn release date event at GameStop.

At this stage, there are no midnight Horizon Zero Dawn release date events scheduled, but this could change as the release date nears.

It is unlikely that Best Buy will stay open late for a PS4 exclusive, especially with the Nintendo Switch release date just around the corner that will certainly call for midnight openings.

GameStop doesn’t list any Horizon Zero Dawn midnight openings yet, but they’ve been holding off announcements until much closer to the release date.

If you pre-order the digital version of Horizon Zero Dawn you will be able to play at midnight and there is an option to pre-load the game.

Horizon Zero Dawn Pre-Load and Size

We expect a Horizon Zero Dawn pre-load but we don't know the size yet.
We expect a Horizon Zero Dawn pre-load but we don’t know the size yet.

You can buy a digital version of Horizon Zero Dawn that arrives directly to your PS4 or PS4 Pro as a digital download.

The Horizon Zero Dawn pre-load starts 48 hours before the release date for PS4 games. This is revealed in the video from Sony, shared below.

The PlayStation Store lists the game as available to play at midnight eastern on February 28th, so a pre-load will allow you to start playing as soon as the release date arrives.

Currently, the Horizon Zero Dawn size is 7.1MB, which is not the final size. That is likely the Horizon Zero Dawn dynamic theme that arrives with the digital pre-order. Expect to see a size update in the near future.

Horizon Zero Dawn Editions

You can score a number of bonuses if you upgrade to the two special editions.
You can score a number of bonuses if you upgrade to the two special editions.

There are three Horizon Zero Dawn editions, but there are only two that are easy to find at this point.

The standard edition of Horizon Zero Dawn is $59.99 and includes the game as well as some pre-order bonuses depending on where you order from. This is digital and on disk.

Another option is the $69.99 Digital Deluxe version that includes the base game as well as the following items;

  • The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn Digital Art Book
  • Exclusive PS4 Theme
  • Carja Storm Ranger Outfit and Mighty Bow
  • Banuk Trailblazer Outfit and Culling Bow
  • Banuk Traveller Pack
  • Carja Trader Pack
  • Nora Keeper Pack

The $119 Horizon Zero Dawn Collector’s Edition includes the game as well as the Dynamic theme and the following items;

  • 48 Page Art Book
  • 9” ALOY Statue by Gentle Giant
  • Horizon Zero Dawn Collector’s Edition
  • In-game DLC Items
  • Special Steelbook case

The Collector’s Edition is out of stock at Amazon, but available through Newegg. You can even find some deals and there are other pre-order bonuses to look into.

Horizon Zero Dawn Pre-Order Bonuses

We’ve already covered the Horizon Zero Dawn dynamic theme that you can get through a variety of orders, but that’s not all.

There is a special Horizon Zero Dawn doll keychain that you can get through specific retailers. The developers say that you should check with local retailers, so GameStop is a good bet.

Horizon Zero Dawn Deals

Save with Horizon Zero Dawn deals available now.
Save with Horizon Zero Dawn deals available now.

You can take advantage of several Horizon Zero Dawn deals to save 20% on the game without waiting fro discounts.

Amazon Prime members can save 20% off Horizon Zero Dawn now through two weeks after the release date on the physical copy only.

Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked Members can save 20% off the game. There is no limit to when you can get this deal. This is available on the normal version and on the Horizon Zero Dawn Collector’s Edition.

Horizon Zero Dawn Videos & Gameplay

Watch live video from Guerrilla on www.twitch.tv

This hour and a half Twitch stream show literally everything you need to know about the Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay ahead of the release. You can see combat, crafting, customization, parts of the map and much more. If you are concerned about the game, this will help you decide if it is for you.

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