Belle and Wise, main characters and Proxies of Zenless Zone Zero

Is There a ‘Zenless Zone Zero’ Release Date Yet?

If you play games from Hoyoverse, you’re probably waiting for Zenless Zone Zero’s long-awaited release. As an Honkai: Star Rail player, the trailer had me sold when I heard mentions of Belobog. It’s not a city trapped in eternal winter but a character and construction company in the new game.

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Hoyoverse, the company responsible for the hit gacha game Genshin Impact, announced Zenless Zone Zero in May 2022. The new game will be published on July 4, 2024.

Like most games from the company, their newest rogue-like RPG is set in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world. Despite its technological advancements, New Eridu is the last bastion of humanity.

In Zenless Zone Zero, the Hollows are disastrous dimensions that could unleash monsters known as Ethereals. If you play Honkai: Star Rail, they’ll remind you of the fragmentum monsters. If Genshin Impact is your game, the Ethereals will remind you of the abyss and its creatures. There must be a connection among these eerily similar monsters, but that’s all just speculation for now.

Your job as a Proxy in Zenless Zone Zero is to guide people who venture into the Hollows for treasure and loot.

The trailer was released at the Game Awards 2023 amidst endless advertisements and promos. In November 2023, the game went through its second closed-beta test. Many streamers who had the opportunity to play the game praised it for its interesting story, but it can be a grind. That shouldn’t deter many people who already play games created by Hoyoverse, but it might not be ideal for those who can’t afford another game commitment.

(featured image: Hoyoverse)

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Vanessa Esguerra (She/They) has been a Contributing Writer for The Mary Sue since 2023. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy, she (happily) rejected law school in 2021 and has been a full-time content writer since. Vanessa is currently taking her Master's degree in Japanese Studies in hopes of deepening her understanding of the country's media culture in relation to pop culture, women, and queer people like herself. She speaks three languages but still manages to get lost in the subways of Tokyo with her clunky Japanese. Fueled by iced coffee brewed from local cafés in Metro Manila, she also regularly covers anime and video games while queuing for her next match in League of Legends.