Developer DogHowl Games and indie publisher tinyBuild have teamed up to announce their newest game, Level Zero. Level Zero is an asymmetric horror PvP game that will be available on both consoles and PC and is sure to put an intriguing and fun spin on the features fans have come to love in asymmetric horror games.
Let's go over everything we currently know about DogHowl Games' and tinyBuild's Level Zero, from the gameplay and basic premise to its upcoming release date and all of the trailers developers have provided.
Update on 31 May 2023: We've update this article with the latest 'Level Zero' news, leaks and more.
Latest Level Zero News & Leaks
Concept art for the New Horizons Space Station. The place is submerged in dead unsettling silence.#sciencefiction #survivalhorror pic.twitter.com/B6W7JK9YVP— Level Zero (@LevelZeroGame) May 21, 2023
While there's no official Level Zero release date just yet, you can Wishlist the game on Steam!
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Does Level Zero Have A Release Date?
Developers have yet to announce an exact release date for Level Zero. That said, they have announced a rough release date for the game. Level Zero will release on consoles and PC sometime in 2023.
Level Zero Gameplay
Level Zero is an asymmetric horror PvP game in the same vein as the iconic 4v1 asymmetrical horror game Dead by Daylight. Where Behaviour Interactive's Dead by Daylight and DogHowl Games' Level Zero differ is not their genre, but their aesthetic, setting, and approach.
Level Zero throws six players into a futuristic sci-fi world, set in the year 2058. Space exploration has taken off in this reality, with corporations discovering new corners of the Universe. It turns out that the unknown corners of the Universe aren't so friendly, though, with the planet Turion full of adverse forces and monsters.
Four players take on the role of scientists, who must repair electrical control systems to escape Turion and gather sources of light, which serve as invaluable ways to ward off the monster.s Another two players play as the creatures, insistent on preventing the scientists' success through any methods available to them. Monsters can use their abilities to ambush survivors, slow them down, and confuse them.
Level Zero Platforms
Level Zero will be available on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox on release day.
There is currently no word as to whether Level Zero will be released on other platforms in the future, such as the Nintendo Switch or mobile.
Level Zero Trailer
DogHowl Games and tinyBuild have released two official trailers for Level Zero, revealing some of the game's basic mechanics, characters, and setting.
In the first official announcement trailer, we meet a character named David, who speaks to another character who announces that they have "found a broken generator" and have begun repairing it. The concept of repairing broken generators will undoubtedly remind veteran asymmetrical horror game fans of Dead by Daylight, suggesting that this new title is not afraid to pay homage to its predecessors.
That said, it's clear that Level Zero brings tons of new features to the table, too, that will likely make this game stand out from its predecessors in the same genre. For example, the gameplay trailer shows David being chased down by an enormous monster in a far more fast-paced interaction than any other asymmetric horror game we've seen, suggesting that players might get to engage in some rapid decision-making and challenges mimicking a shooter.
The 'light' mechanic provides another intriguing fresh concept, offering the game's four scientists a way to defend themselves from opponents.
That's all you need to know about the upcoming game Level Zero, including when it will release, all of the trailers, and its basic gameplay. Stay tuned for more information as developers let us know more about what this exciting game will be like!