Get better acquainted with Aloy's new companion with this behind-the-scenes look at Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores

Horizon Forbidden West
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Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores introduces a new companion for Aloy, a Quen called Seyka, and with the hotly anticipated DLC launching tomorrow, April 19, Sony has released a new video to help us get better acquainted with the character.

Seyka is a fierce fighter from the seafaring tribe and is played by Kylie Liya Page. This is the first performance Page has done for games. In the video, which you can check out below, she recalls that she found the experience daunting at first but a lot of fun once she'd settled in. "It was very foreign to me. I was forced to use my imagination in a way that I never have before, and it was awesome," she says.

Like Aloy, Seyka is a capable fighter, but unlike our flame-haired hero, Seyka has a strong connection to those around her. "Seyka's biggest motivation is the love that she has for her family, for her tribe, for the people and the world", Page explains.

Given that Aloy is usually a one-woman army, it will be interesting to see how things play out between these two warriors who are so similar in some ways and polar opposites in others. "I'm really excited for people to meet Seyka," says Aloy actor Ashly Burch. "Because she's such a different character than we've had before. Aloy may have met her match a little bit."

In a recent post on the PlayStation Blog, lead writer Annie Kitain said, "Seyka’s quite unlike anyone Aloy has ever encountered, and she plays an important role in the next chapter of Aloy’s journey," making those eager for Aloy to have a romantic relationship think that Seyka could be the one

In terms of story, Burning Shores takes place right after the events of Horizon Forbidden West, so if you've not yet made it to the end of Aloy's second adventure, you might want to get a move on. For those keen to get in on the action as soon as possible, pre-load is now live. Just make sure you've got at least 17GB of free space on your PS5.

For more great titles coming to Sony's latest console, check out our guide to upcoming PS5 games.

Anne-Marie Ostler
Freelance Writer

Originally from Ireland, I moved to the UK in 2014 to pursue a Games Journalism and PR degree at Staffordshire University. Following that, I've freelanced for GamesMaster, Games TM, Official PlayStation Magazine and, more recently, Play and GamesRadar+. My love of gaming sprang from successfully defeating that first Goomba in Super Mario Bros on the NES. These days, PlayStation is my jam. When not gaming or writing, I can usually be found scouring the internet for anything Tomb Raider related to add to my out of control memorabilia collection.