All-Mother be praised

Horizon Zero Dawn captured people’s hearts long before its launch a few weeks ago. Shortly after Sony unveiled the game — in which a young woman hunts robot animals in a time where nature has reclaimed the “metal world” that humans built ages ago — at E3 2015, Amsterdam-based developer Guerrilla Games began receiving questions about Aloy, Horizon Zero Dawn’s fearless lead character.

The people wanted to know how Aloy put together her clothes — so they could cosplay as the red-haired hunter. (Guerrilla quickly published a detailed cosplay guide.)

Aloy’s look in the final game is similar to the way it was in that initial reveal, but her design changed greatly during the course of Horizon Zero Dawn’s development. You can see the evolution of Aloy’s character model, costume, hair and attitude chronicled in The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn, written by Paul Davies and published by Titan Books.

The 192-page hardcover book includes hundreds of sketches, concept art and other images by the team at Guerrilla Games, along with insight into the development process from members of the studio. It is available now for $25.15. Titan Books was kind enough to send a copy to Polygon, and you can check out a few photos of the book below.

The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn - cover with book open
The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn - Aloy description
The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn - stylized Aloy
The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn - Aloy figure with various clothing
What would Aloy wear if she wanted to dress down?
The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn - Aloy’s hair
The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn - Aloy art
Don’t mess with Aloy.
The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn - locations
Meridian, the majestic Carja capital.
The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn - aerial shot of village
The builders of these villages take what Mother Nature gives them.
The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn - Oseram hut
The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn - Nora Matriarch
A Matriarch of the Nora tribe.
The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn - Carja armor
The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn - Banuk warrior
A warrior of the Banuk tribe.
The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn - Carja Sun-King
Avad, the 14th Sun-King of the Carja tribe.
The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn - machine with tusks
The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn - machine husk

For more on Horizon Zero Dawn, read our 9.5 out of 10 review. If you’re already playing the game, don’t forget to check out our guides.

An interesting read via Polygon – Full

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