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Zenless Zone Zero - release date, story, gameplay, more

Here's everything you need to know about the new action RPG Zenless Zone Zero including release date, story, characters, gameplay, and more.
Zenless Zone Zero - release date, story, gameplay, more
Zenless Zone Zero is an upcoming action RPG from the developers of Genshin Impact. Unlike the latter, Zenless Zone Zero takes place in a futuristic sci-fi city called New Eridu. In true miYoHo fashion, Zenless Zone Zero features anime-style visuals with unique looking characters and fast-paced hack and slash combat.

If the reveal trailer got you excited for miYoHo's next, don't fret, here's everything you need to know about Zenless Zone Zero, including its release date, story, gameplay, and more.

Zenless Zone Zero story

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Zenless Zone Zero takes place in the futuristic city of New Eridu. (Picture: miYoHo)

As mentioned before, Zenless Zone Zero takes place in the futuristic city of New Eridu after it gets struck by a supernatural disaster called the "Hollows." MiHoYo describes New Eridu as "the last urban civilization that survived the apocalypse."
You play as a "Proxy," a type of mercenary who guides people in the "Hollows." As you would expect, the "Hollows" is brimming with new mysterious monsters called "Ethereal," which players have to fight if they want to navigate the place for resources and other valuables.

As players venture deeper into the "Hollows," they will begin to unravel the mystery surrounding its bizarre existence.

Zenless Zone Zero gameplay

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Zenless Zone Zero features fast paced hack and slash combat with QTEs. (Picture: miYoHo)

Zenless Zone Zero features fast-paced hack and slash combat. Players can unleash various attacks and mix and match combos to deal devastating damage. Different characters will have different weapons and abilities, and players can switch between them during combat.

According to MiYoHo, Zenless Zone Zero has "a fluid, cinematic action-oriented combat system." As it turns out, QTEs will be a huge part of the gameplay, and players can pull off unlimited QTE combat in the game. Zenless Zone Zero also features rogue-like elements that will apparently affect exploration.

At the time of this writing, we do not know how rogue-like elements are implemented in the game, though the beta survey mentioned games like Dead Cells and Hades, so it's likely something inspired by those titles.

Zenless Zone Zero characters

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These are the four confirmed playable characters in Zenless Zone Zero. (Picture: miYoHo)

The reveal trailer for Zenless Zone Zero introduces four playable characters. They are - Anbi, Billy, Unagi, and Nos Tradamus. As mentioned before, each character offers different combat experiences and has unique special abilities.

Anbi wields a sword, whereas Unagi carries a Katana. Similarly, Billy specializes in dual pistols, whereas Nos Tradamus has a heavy machine gun.

We do not know whether Zenless Zone Zero will have more playable characters at launch or not though fans could expect new characters in subsequent updates similar to how it works for Genshin Impact.

Zenless Zone Zero release date

Zenless Zone Zero release date
miYoHo has not revealed a release date for Zenless Zone Zero. (Picture: miYoHo)

At the time of this writing, miYoHo has not announced a release date for Zenless Zone Zero. No release window has been confirmed either. Furthermore, miYoHo plans to release another RPG this year called Honkai Star Rail.

As such, it's possible that Zenless Zone Zero will not release in 2022 though fans should still expect the closed beta to take place sometime this year.

That's everything you need to know about Zenless Zone Zero. We will update this article as soon as more info is available.

 

In the meantime, check out our dedicated Genshin Impact section for more news, guides, and features. 

Featured image courtesy of miYoHo.