miHoYo has announced a new urban fantasy action RPG: Zenzless Zone Zero. It will be available for PC and smartphones when it releases. Other platforms are expected to be announced in the future, but there’s no official announcement.
Players can sign-up for the Zenzless Zone Zero beta at the game’s official website.
Zenzless Zone Zero is the latest game from miHoYo, best known for their work on Genshin Impact. The game’s setting has traded in fantasy vibes for a more modern aesthetic, but expect the same gameplay elements to be found.
Here’s what to expect regarding the game’s story and setting:
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.
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.Source: Official Zenzless Zone Zero Website
miHoYo also released a gameplay trailer for Zenzless Zone Zero, available below.
Time will tell if Zenzless Zone Zero can match the impact of Genshin Impact. I’ve got a gut feeling that it just might, though. We’ll dive into a whole new arsenal of weapons and encounter new bosses before we know it.