During GDC, Publisher Spike Chunshoft has announced a hefty line-up of upcoming games, many ranging across multiple genres, but one specific one has been getting a lot of attention out of the lot: Zanki Zero: The Last Beginning. This recently announced title is expected to launch on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam.
While this latest title does not have a release date, Zanki Zero and the mechanics it will ship with have been outlined in a new trailer, which can be seen down below. In the game, players will set forth, exploring the ruins and dungeons of a post-apocalyptic world as one of the games eight protagonists.
Much like the Danganronpa series, death will play a critical role in Zanki Zeri: Last Beginning. Unlike Danganronpa, however, death plays an important role not just in the story, but also within Zanki Zero’s gameplay mechanics. As players explore the ruins and dungeons of the games post-apocalypse world, players will “fight for survival and search for meaning in their never-ending cycles of life and death,” Spike Chunsoft states.
While fighting for survival, players will have to hunt for food, gather materials, and even battle monsters in this first-person dungeon crawling title. As both a survival title and an RPG game, players will have to sleep, eat, and even find time to take bathroom breaks while managing their extremely limited time on the planet. Unfortunately, no one knows quite what is going on and it’s up to players to uncover the truth behind the world we know and love.
You can see the official press release information about the game down below.
God created the world in seven days. It only took one day for humans to destroy the
world. Life as we knew it sank to the depths of the sea…until yesterday. We do not
yet know the broken world and the reasons left behind there. An earth where ruins
drift about. Buildings, houses, light posts. Cars, traffic lights, asphalt… Modern
civilization was destroyed, becoming nothing more than debris wading in the sea.
New ruins drift one after the other before the protagonist, who lives on one of those
- 8 Clones, 7 Deadly Sins, Infinite Lives – Play from the POV of one of eight
protagonists in each chapter and explore the dungeons, towers, and islands to
uncover the deadly sins of the protagonists’ past.
- Survival of the Fittest – Hunt for materials and food while fending off monsters in
real-time battle environments, but don’t forget to sleep, eat, and go to the
bathroom (seriously, it’s bad for your health and fatal for your party).
- Live, Die, Repeat – With only 13 days in one life cycle, each clone’s stats, abilities, and capabilities differ from youth to old age. Depending on how you die, you can even earn bonus upgrades for your next life cycle. Take advantage of each life cycle to the fullest!
Currently, Zanki Zero: Last Beginning does not have a release date but is set to release on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC at a later date.
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