Genshin Impact developer HoYoVerse has announced its upcoming free-to-play action RPG, Zenless Zone Zero. Taking a different angle than Genshin Impact, Zenless Zone Zero is set in a post-apocalyptic metropolitan city where players take on the role of a Proxy.
Trouble is naturally brewing in New Eridu, and it’s up to the Proxies to prevent humanity’s extinction when the dangerous Ethereals attack. HoYoVerse says its goal is to deliver a fluid, cinematic action-oriented combat system that will allow players to pull off stylish abilities and QTE combos within the game’s roguelike structure.
Between combat sequences, players can also explore the Hollows, disordered dimensions that the Ethereal call home and that have been industrialized under the administration of the city. These dangerous areas gradually led to rising tensions between monopoly companies, gangs, conspirators, and fanatics, with Proxies caught in the middle of turf wars.
The initial closed beta registration for the game on iOS and PC is now available through the official website, although an exact release date for the game has not yet been announced. Genshin Impact proved to be a huge success for the HoYoVerse when it first arrived, so naturally expectations will be high for the next HoYoVerse title.
While that game is still going strong, recent developments have seen Genshin Impact update 2.7 delayed indefinitely, but the developer is giving out plenty of free DLC to help make up for it. The Switch version is also still in development, with the HoYoVerse promising more details in the future on when Nintendo fans can expect to play Genshin Impact on Nintendo’s hybrid console.