To mark the launch of Horizon Forbidden West, Vanity Fair Italy put Aloy on the cover of their new digital issue.
In Vanity Fair Italy’s article which showcased the new digital cover with Aloy, they praised her characterization as one that does not conform to the typical stereotypes of female video game characters, in terms of both her appearance and her personality.
— Samantha Faught (@SamanthaFaught) February 18, 2022
This isn’t the first time that a video game character has appeared on the cover of a non-gaming magazine. For instance, God of War’s Kratos appeared on the cover of Men’s Health in Singapore back in 2018.
In case you missed it, Horizon Forbidden West was released last February 17 on PS5 and PS4. The game received positive reviews, with critics praising the game for its expanded scope in terms of its story and the overall world.
In our recent review of Horizon Forbidden West, we gave the game a score of 9/10, calling it a worthy sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, and a great showcase of the PS5’s technical capabilities. Though even if it’s a game that is able to take advantage of the PS5’s improved hardware, the game still runs great on both the PS4 and the PS4 Pro.