By Aaron Evangelisti / April 10th, 2019
Yoshinori Terasawa and Takayuki Sugawara, the creators of Danganronpa, and Spike Chunsoft bring us their new project in Zanki Zero: Last Beginning. A dungeon crawling survival game that just launched on PC and PlayStation 4.
Zanki Zero: Last Beginning takes place in a post-apocalyptic world , and the player takes control of eight protagonists trying to survive by collecting food, defending yourself from monsters, and… using the bathroom. It also features a unique death and rebirth gimmick. Each of the eight characters are actually clones with only a thirteen day lifespan. After which they die and are reborn gaining new advantages based on their previous life. Exploring dungeons to unlock secrets of these clones past life seems to be key to the games story.
Zanki Zero: Last Beginning is available right now on PC and PS4 for $59.99 USD. If you act fast you can pick up the Day 1 Edition (PS4) or Early Purchase Bonus (Steam) to get the game bundled with the soundtrack. There is a physical release on PS4 and you can currently get the game 10% off on the Steam store.
Be sure to checkout the press release below for more info:
ZANKI ZERO: LAST BEGINNING
OUT NOW FOR PS4 AND STEAM
LONG BEACH, CA, APRIL 9, 2019 — Zanki Zero: Last Beginning is available now for PlayStation®4 and Steam®! The newest release trailer highlights all the game has to offer, watch it below.
The bonus Zanki Zero: Last Beginning Survival Soundtrack CD is available with the North American Day 1 Edition (PlayStation 4) or as an Early Purchase Bonus (Steam[PC]).
The game will be released on physical and digital platforms. The bonus Zanki Zero: Last Beginning Survival Soundtrack CD is available with the North American Day 1 Edition (PlayStation®4) or as an Early Purchase Bonus (Steam®[PC]).
About Zanki Zero: Last Beginning
From producer Yoshinori Terasawa and game designer Takayuki Sugawara, the creators of the Danganronpa series, comes a new type of survival game, Zanki Zero: Last Beginning. Explore ruins, dungeons, and islands in this post-apocalyptic world through the POV of eight protagonists fighting for survival while also searching for meaning in their never-ending cycles of life and death.
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!
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