The PS VR2 is just over three weeks away from its official launch and if PlayStation is aligning one title as the “must-have” for the new platform, it’s Horizon Call of the Mountain. Today, the official PlayStation Blog offered us more insight on the exciting title.
In Call of the Mountain, you assume the role of Ryas. Ryas is a member of the reformed Carja tribe seeking to regain his honor and atone for past mistakes. The synopsis for Call of the Mountain is as follows:
The Carja Sundom is still reeling from the bloody Red Raids, a brutal campaign of attacks and ritual sacrifice inflicted by the Carja on their neighboring tribes. These raids, which devastated countless lives, were ended when the Mad Sun-King Jiran was overthrown by his son Avad.
The aftershocks of Jiran’s rule splintered the Carja tribe, with those grateful for an end to his rule remaining in the Sundom, and soldiers loyal to the slain leader forcing their way into the citadel at Sunfall, reforming as the Carja in Shadow.
Ryas was initially spared execution and now, he has been recruited by Sun-King Avad and Blameless Marad. Guerrilla’s Studio Narrative Director, Ben McCaw, offers further insight: “Ryas ended up on the wrong side for the right reasons. His family was torn apart, and ultimately, he was incarcerated. This is the story of how he tries to come back from that.”
Ryas has a dangerous adventure ahead of him, and while he may be the only one who can do the job, he won’t do it alone. Along the way, players will meet new characters and be reunited with familiar ones, though his past has affected these relationships, explains Ben. “Having fought for the Shadow Carja, Ryas’ relationship with these characters is at best adversarial. He needs to make inroads and amends if he hopes to be accepted.”
Take Hami, for example, a stalwart soldier for the Carja Sundom who was spared the horrors of the Red Raids thanks to her posting as a Border Guard. Even she is unable to forgive or forget the atrocities caused by the Shadow Carja, having lost many friends and comrades to the conflict. Known for her sharp wits and quick temper, Hami resents the task of escorting Ryas. Her hatred for what Ryas represents is just one of the challenges he will face.
Horizon Call of the Mountain launches on February 22nd with the PS VR2 and can either be purchased alone for $59.99 or as part of the PS VR2 bundle. You can find more details on the official site here! And stay tuned for a lot more coverage on PS VR2 and Call of the Mountain in the coming weeks!