There are a lot of survival games out there these days, but Spike Chunsoft’s Zanki Zero: Last Beginning could be something special. It will utilize a unique storytelling method: you won’t control the same character all the time; instead, you’ll be helping a different person survive in each chapter. As you explore and hunt (and poop, because that’s a thing), you’ll uncover the story behind the post-apocalyptic world they struggle in.
God created the world in seven days. It only took one for humans to destroy it. Life as we knew it sank to the depths of the sea…until yesterday. We do not yet know this broken world or the reasons for its downfall left behind here. An earth where ruins drift about, with remnants of buildings, cars, traffic lights… Modern civilization was destroyed, becoming nothing more than debris wading in the sea. New ruins drift one after the other before our very eyes, the survivors who live on one of those decaying islands.
- 8 Clones, 7 Deadly Sins, Infinite Lives– Play from the POV of one of eight protagonists in each chapter and explore the dungeons, towers, and islands to uncover the deadly sins of the protagonists’ pasts.
- Survival of the Fittest– Hunt for materials and food while fending off monsters in real-time battle environments; but don’t forget to eat, sleep, and go to the bathroom (seriously, it’s bad for your health and fatal for your party)!
- Live, Die, Repeat– With every life cycle lasting only 13 days, each clone’s stats, abilities, and capabilities differ as they grow from youths to old age. Depending on how you die, you can even earn bonus upgrades for your next life cycle. Take advantage of each life to the fullest!
Zanki Zero: Last Beginning will be out Spring 2019 on Playstation 4 and Steam. More information can be found on the official website.