Game News Zenless Zone Zero: Gameplay, Closed Beta… We take stock of the next game from the makers of Genshin Impact
Recently announced, Hoyoverse/miHoyo’s new game has something to spark curiosity among Genshin Impact and other Honkai Impact 3rd players. Will it be the new Chinese video game phenomenon? While the announcement trailer has registered record views, it’s too early to say. For now, 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 is developing Zenless Zone Zero?
- What does Zenless Zone Zero say?
- Is there a connection with Genshin Impact?
- What will Zenless Zone Zero’s gameplay be like?
- 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 play and action, Zenless Zone Zero is an urban fantasy title that was teased and then officially presented in early May. The information about him is revealed drop by drop the special official website†
Who is developing Zenless Zone Zero?
This is the Chinese development studio Hoyoverse. If the name Hoyoverse may not mean anything to you, please know that it is a trademark registered and supervised by miHoyo (the studio behind it) Genshin impact and Honkai Impact 3rd) intended to create “a huge virtual world with games, anime series and other types of entertainment that will provide players with a high degree 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. Following a supernatural phenomenon called cavities, it was destroyed purely and simply. Growing up, these species created supernatural black holes completely distorted new dimensions in which monsters evolve, Ethereal†
As you can imagine, in the midst of this chaos, one last bastion of our civilization somehow tries to survive. This is New Eridu, a shelter that survives thanks to the precious resources in the dimensional fissures. In the game you play as a proxy† essential guide to explore the latter and regain their riches. This will allow you to protect your bastion from enemy attacks, but also discover the mysterious conspiracy behind this supernatural phenomenon and find a way to stop it.
The proxy seem to be spread over several “houses”. As we write these linesonly two members of the soft house have been revealed. First we have Anby Demara, a young girl with a mysterious past who is known for her fighting skills and the fact that she is reliable. Five days after the unveiling of this first character, Hoyoverse presented us Nicole Demara, the cunning and resourceful founder of the proxy office cunning hares (known for its high prices).
Is there a connection with Genshin Impact?
If the two titles don’t seem to have much in common (other than their creators), we’re not immune to seeing the two universes. Indeed, with Hoyoverse, the developers seem eager to produce worlds that are part of some kind of metaverse and thus can be linked together. Looking at Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact 3rd, we can find certain nods to each other, with characters of one reminiscent of some of the other. miHoyo continued 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 winks and future collaborations with other Hoyoverse games, including the beloved Genshin Impact, cannot be ruled out.
What will Zenless Zone Zero’s gameplay be like?
We mentioned it above, Zenless Zone Zero is an action RPG, but what form can it take? Well, you have the choice between different characters (proxy) have their own skills and weapons. These will change the course of your battles, which should take the form of QTE. Indeed, to attack the monsters in the errors it will be necessary to press a series of keys with the correct timing. Note that exploration in Zenless Zone Zero will also be: tinged with roguelike mechanics.
One point remains unresolved: will Zenless Zone Zero become a gacha? It is indeed the favorite genre of the Chinese studio. The presence of multiple 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, not even a small release window. We still know the game will be available on PC and iOS. A release on other platforms is planned at a later date.
While you wait for a release date, know that the game is still on the way get a closed beta. As the name suggests, this test session is reserved for the lucky few. if you want to be, you have until May 23 to create an account on the official website from Zenless Zone Zero and fill out the form tuning test† If you experience the slightest problem at the time of your registration, you can look for solutions on the special FAQ as regards. Once the registration phase has passed and if you are qualified, you will receive an email or text message with the procedure to follow.
It is also possible to access the closed beta through the various communication channels of the title. So you can participate in the draw on Twitter, comment on the news of the trailer onHoyolab websiteshare an experience here or help dear Anby distinguish between movies and real life here† For more information, find our detailed article on this topic†
Note that this will be closed beta only available in Japanese, Chinese and English. To access, you must have a PC or device with iOS. The test session can only be done on one of these two platforms and it will be impossible to change them on the go. All saved data produced during this test session will be erased a priori, but you can share your impressions and images of the game as much as you want (as long as it is not within the scope of legal restrictions such as defamation or piracy). At the moment we don’t know the start date of this closed beta, but Hoyoverse should not wait long to communicate 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 with you the one recommended for players who want to register for the closed beta:
- Device : iPhone 11 or later
- Operating system : iOS 10.0
- RAM: 4GB
- Disk space: 6GB
- processor: Intel i5 or better
- RAM: 8GB
- Graphics Card : NVIDIA GTX970 or better
- Disk space: 10GB