HoYoverse reveals urban fantasy action RPG Zenless Zone Zero
HoYoverse, the new moniker that miHoYo is adopting for its global brand, has formally revealed Zenless Zone Zero after an initial teaser on May 7. The game will be available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Traditional Chinese.
Zenless Zone Zero is described as an "urban fantasy ARPG" that has only been initially announced for PC and iOS for now. The official site's Q&A for its closed beta test has shared that HoYoverse will "continue to expand the available platforms" for the game. While the official site is starting sign-ups for Zenless Zone Zero's closed beta, the actual date for when that will start will be shared at a later time.
In the meantime, check out the first official trailer for Zenless Zone Zero down below, along with its first screenshots.
Global interactive entertainment brand HoYoverse today revealed its latest urban fantasy ARPG title Zenless Zone Zero. Registration for the initial closed beta is now available on the official website.
Zenless Zone Zero is a brand-new game IP set in a post-apocalyptic metropolitan city. It features an engaging story with a futuristic art style, distinctive characters, and an exhilarating action-orientated combat system. Players will play the role of a “Proxy” and embark on an adventure with a diverse group of partners to conquer the unknown enemies and unravel the mysteries in New Eridu — the last shelter for urban civilization.
Contemporary civilization has been destroyed by a supernatural disaster known as the “Hollows”. They grow exponentially out of thin air, creating disordered dimensions where mysterious monsters dubbed the “Ethereal” roam. New Eridu, the last urban civilization that survived the apocalypse, managed to thrive by acquiring the technology to extract valuable resources out of the Hollows.
As New Eridu became the city of miracle and attracted more resettled residents, it also started the massive exploration of the Hollows for its perpetual expansion. The Hollows then became industrialized and monetized under the city’s administration, which gradually led to the increasing tension between monopolistic enterprises, gangs, conspirators, and fanatics.
Players in the game take on the role of a "Proxy" — a special professional who guides people in their exploration of Hollows. A great many people want to enter the Hollows for their own various reasons, and the "Proxies" are their indispensable partners. Players will help them explore the Hollows, battle their enemies, achieve their goals, and in the process learn more about their story.
Besides the engaging story, this 3D anime-style title features a fluid, cinematic action-oriented combat system. While fighting Ethereal, players can take control of different characters to unleash electrifying skills and unlimited QTE combos. The game has also developed a Roguelike gameplay mechanism that awaits exploration.
The initial closed beta sign-up for the game is now available on the official website.