Spike Chunsoft has released new information on Zanki Zero: Last Begining, its upcoming survival dungeon RPG, detailing the game’s clones, Extend TV, survival, and ruins exploration.
Get the details below.
The Eight Main Characters Are All Clones
The last eight survivors of humanity, who make up the main characters of Zanki Zero, are all clones. Their lifespan is only 13 days. Over a span of two weeks, they quickly grow, weaken, and die, and are reborn again. Additionally, in the process of surviving their harsh world, they may die before the end of their lifespan by means of various dangers.
—In order to be reborn into a new body, you use an arcade game machine-like “Extend Machine.” With this machine, you can create new clones by spending the “Score” you acquire through exploration of ruins.
—The bodies of reborn clones return to their child form, but things such as memories, personality, and acquired skills from their former life carry over, so they are not without experience. “Die and become stronger.” Clone-unique game systems will be further detailed in the future.
Extend TV Guides the Player
In the garage on the island where the eight main characters live, there is an old television where you can watch a program called “Extend TV.” It is hosted by Mirai, a cute and herbivorous mascot character. Her assistant is the funny man Sho Terashima, who acts completely without restraint. The pair’s conversations will act as a reliable guide in the eight clones’ survival.
Self-Sufficient Survival in a World Where Civilization Has Collapsed
The eight main characters will live a self-sufficient survival life on an island where there is only rubble and ruins. Characters have parameters such as vitality, stamina, stress, and bowel movements, and since worsening of those parameters is connected to potential life crisis, it is necessary to build up the facilities of the base island and create a better environment for daily living.
Ruins Exploration in Real Time
Players will explore various ruins that drift ashore the base island. While achieving the missions imposed by “Extend TV” is a major objective, there are various other reasons for challenging the ruins outside of that, such as securing materials and food, and earning Score to Extend (regenerate) dead friends. Ruins exploration progresses in real-time, and battles against enemy creatures incorporate action elements through the combination of movement and attack buttons.
Zanki Zero: Last Beginning is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan this summer. A PlayStation 4 and PC release is planned in North America and Europe, but has yet to receive a release window.