Spike Chunsoft has released new information and screenshots of Zanki Zero: Last Beginning, its upcoming dungeon RPG developed by Lancarse, introducing the game’s parasites, standard and charge attacks, parts destruction, and co-sleeping effects.
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The creatures that wander around the ruins have tentacle-like things growing from their bodies, which are separate beings known as “clione.” Clione are parasites that leech onto living things and offer their tentacle powers to their host in exchange for the host’s energy. As you progress through the game and strengthen the functionalities of the Extend Machine, the main characters will also be able to implant clione onto their bodies and use their power.
You can implant clione with attack abilities, support abilities like recovery, and the like one by one onto each character. There may also be situations where special effects occur by combining an attack-type clione and a support-type clione onto one character. Also, as parasites, clione will naturally corrode the body of its host each time its power is used, and it can take the host’s life if it runs wild.
Standard Attacks with Simple Controls
Not including clione-based special attacks, Zanki Zero uses a simple system to attack enemies with the press of a button. Since you automatically aim at the enemy in front of you when using standard attacks with close-range weapons, you only have to keep pressing the attack button without worrying about aiming to deal damage. Though there are cool-down periods with weapons where you have to wait following an attack before attacking again. Since this cool-down time varies per weapon, the way you battle will change depending on the characteristics of your weapon, such as whether it has low attack power but can let out a bunch of attacks in short time, or if it is strong but has long intervals between attacks.
Charge Attacks and Parts Destruction
The “charge attack” you can activate by holding down the attack button quickly consumes stamina, but lets out a powerful attack. Since unlike standard attacks you need to properly align a charge attack with the enemy, make sure to get into a good position, like behind the enemy, before aiming and attacking. You can also perform a charge combo with the characters in your party.
By hitting specific body parts on some wildlife and creatures with a charge attack, you can destroy that body part. By destroying a body part, you can take away the enemy’s means of attack, as well as obtain materials and items unlike those you would normally get.
In the bedroom facility of the island, you can fully restore your characters’ health by sleeping overnight. While each character is assigned their own room, by pairing up two characters in one room, a “co-sleeping effect” can be activated, which will have various benefits for those two characters. Co-sleeping effects differ based on the characters paired, and while the effect is generally only applied to the two characters sharing a room, some effects spread out to the entire party.
Zanki Zero: Last Beginning is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on July 5 in Japan. It is also planned for release on PlayStation 4 and PC in North America and Europe, but a release date has yet to be announced.
View the screenshots at the gallery.