Play news Zenless Zone Zero: gameplay, closed beta … We take stock of the next game from the creators of Genshin Impact
Recently announced, the new game from Hoyoverse / miHoyo has something to arouse curiosity among players of Genshin Impact and other Honkai Impact 3rd. Will it be the new Chinese video game phenomenon? Even though the advertising trailer recorded record views, it’s still too early to say. So far, we can only take stock of the announcements that have been made and take stock of what this Zenless Zone Zero has in store for us.
- What is Zenless Zone Zero?
- Who develops Zenless Zone Zero?
- What does Zenless Zone Zero say?
- Is there a connection to Genshin Impact?
- What will be the gameplay in Zenless Zone Zero?
- When and where will Zenless Zone Zero be released?
- How do I access the closed beta?
- What is the minimum configuration to play Zenless Zone Zero?
What is Zenless Zone Zero?
Between role-playing and action is Zenless Zone Zero an urban fantasy title that was teased and then officially unveiled in early May. The information about him is revealed in dribbles the dedicated official website.
Who develops Zenless Zone Zero?
This is the Chinese development study Hoyoverse. If the name Hoyoverse may not mean something to you, know that it is a trademark registered and monitored by miHoyo (the studio behind Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact 3rd) intended to create “a great virtual world that includes games, anime series and other forms of entertainment that will give players a high level of freedom and immersion”.
What does Zenless Zone Zero say?
Zenless Zone Zero takes place in a futuristic universe in which civilization as we know it has disappeared. After a supernatural phenomenon called depressions, it was clean and simply ruined. As they grew up, these species created supernatural black holes completely distorted new dimensions where monsters evolve, Ethereal.
As you can imagine, in the midst of this chaos, one last bastion of our civilization is somehow trying to survive. This is New Eridu, a shelter that holds thanks to the precious resources contained in the dimensional cracks. In the game you play as -one proxy, important guide to exploring the latter and regaining their riches. This will allow you to protect your bastion from enemy attacks, but also to discover the mysterious conspiracy behind this supernatural phenomenon and find a way to stop it.
That proxy seems to be distributed in different “houses”. As we write these linesonly two members of gentle house has been revealed. First we have Anby Demara, a young girl with a mysterious past known for her fighting skills and the fact that she is trustworthy. Five days after revealing this first character, Hoyoverse introduced us Nicole Demara, the cunning and resourceful founder of the proxy agency Cunning hares (known for its high prices).
Is there a connection to Genshin Impact?
If the two titles do not seem to have much in common (except their creators), we are not immune to seeing the two universes converge. With Hoyoverse, the developers seem eager to produce worlds that are part of a kind of metaverse and thus can be connected to each other. If we look at Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact 3rd, we can find certain nods to each other, where characters from one resemble some from the other. miHoyo took it further in May 2021 by revealing a collaboration between the two titles.
So while Zenless Zone Zero seems to be set in a whole new universe, some flashes and future collaborations with other Hoyoverse games, including the much-loved Genshin Impact, should not be ruled out.
What will be the gameplay in Zenless Zone Zero?
We mentioned it above, Zenless Zone Zero is an action RPG, but what form can it take? Well, you want the choice between different characters (proxy) possess their own abilities and weapons. These will change the course of your matches, which should take the form of QTE. In order to attack the monsters present in the bugs, it will actually be necessary to press a series of keys with the correct timing. Note that exploration in Zenless Zone Zero will be as well characterized by rogue-like mechanics.
One point remains unresolved: will Zenless Zone Zero be a gacha? It is actually the favorite genre in the Chinese studio. The presence of several unlockable characters suggests that this will also be the case with Zenless Zone Zero. However, nothing has been confirmed about this yet.
When and where will Zenless Zone Zero be released?
No date has been announced yet, nor a small release window. We still know the game will be available on PC and iOS. A release on other platforms is planned later.
While waiting for a release date, know that the game is still running get a closed beta. As the name suggests, this test session is reserved for a few lucky ones. If you want to be, you have until May 23 to create an account the official website of Zenless Zone Zero and fill out the form Tuning test. If at the time of your registration you encounter the slightest problem, you can search for solutions on the dedicated FAQ about. Once the registration phase is over and if you are qualified, you will receive a message via email or SMS indicating the procedure you need to follow.
It is also possible to access the closed beta through the title’s various communication channels. Thus, you can participate in the draw on Twitter, comment on the news about the trailer onHoyolab’s websiteshare an experience here or help dear Anby distinguish between movies and real life here. For more information, find our detailed article on the subject.
Note that this closed beta will be only available in Japanese, Chinese and English. To access it, you need a PC or device running iOS. The test session can only be performed on one of these two platforms and it will be impossible to change them along the way. All saved data produced during this test session will be deleted in advance, but you can share your impressions and images of the game as much as you want (as long as it does not fall within the scope of legal restrictions such as slander or piracy). At the moment we do not know the start date of this closed beta, but Hoyoverse should not be long in communicating on this topic.
What is the minimum configuration to play Zenless Zone Zero?
If the developers have not officially shared the minimum configuration required to play the game, we can already communicate to you it is recommended for players who want to sign up for the closed beta:
- Unit: iPhone 11 or later
- Operating system: iOS 10.0
- RAM: 4 GB
- Disk space: 6 GB
- Processor: Intel i5 or better
- RAM: 8 GB
- Graphics card: NVIDIA GTX970 or better
- Disk space: 10 GB