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Genshin Impact follow-up, Zenless Zone Zero, reveals flashy combat

Summer Game Fest 2022 gave us a new look at miHoYo's followup to the popular Genshin Impact. It's called Zenless Zone Zero.
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Summer Game Fest 2022 gave us a new look at miHoYo’s follow-up to the popular free-to-play MMO, Genshin Impact. It’s called Zenless Zone Zero.

A brief trailer showed off some of the character designs, which feature humans and beasts, as well as its flashy third-person combat action. The game will be set in the near future, with contemporary urban environments mixed in with sci-fi fantasy aesthetics.

According to the developer, the game takes place in a metropolis called New Eridu, which is rich in a resource called ‘Ether’, and home to various factions hoping to gain control of it.

Also present in New Eridu are beings called ‘Hollows’, mechanical lifeforms which appear to come in a variety of types – and which your protagonist will have to fight, to protect their city and everyone they love.

While the thematic premise is quite different to Genshin Impact, everything about the game so far suggests it’ll share the same DNA of flashy combat and open-world exploration, but in an urban environment, and with far more contemporary style and flair.

Zenless Zone Zero is expected for release on iOS devices as well as PC sometime in the future. It will be free to play.

Be sure to check out all of our Summer Game Fest coverage to catch up on the game announcements you might’ve missed out on.

You can also view our wrap-ups for all the news from the Summer Game Fest kickoff showcase, the Devolver Digital showcase, the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, the 2022 PC Gaming Show, and the Capcom Showcase.

Edmond was the founding managing editor of GamesHub. He was also previously at GameSpot for 13 years, where he was the Australian Editor and an award-winning video producer. You can follow him @EdmondTran