Gino DiGioia
Extend Into Some New Info on Zanki Zero: Last Beginning
Half the characters, twice the Danganronpa vibes.
03.29.18 - 9:57 PM

It was announced during GDC that Spike Chunsoft was developing a new Survival RPG with the team behind Danganronpa at its head, and that it was called Zanki Zero: Last Beginning. Well, that's true, and we did mention it, but let's go into more depth with an official synopsis from Spike Chunsoft:

God created the world in seven days. It only took one day for humans to destroy the world. Life as we knew it sank to the depths of the sea... until yesterday. We do not yet know the broken world and the reasons left behind there. An earth where ruins drift about. Buildings, houses, light posts. Cars, traffic lights, asphalt... Modern civilization was destroyed, becoming nothing more than debris wading in the sea. New ruins drift one after the other before the protagonist, who lives on one of those decaying islands.

Key Features:
Eight Clones, Seven Deadly Sins, Infinite Lives – Play from the perspectives of one of eight protagonists in each chapter and explore the dungeons, towers, and islands to uncover the deadly sins of the protagonists' past.

Survival of the Fittest – Hunt for materials and food while fending off monsters in real-time battle environments, but don’t forget to sleep, eat, and go to the bathroom (seriously, it's bad for your health and fatal for your party).

Live, Die, Repeat – With only 13 days in one life cycle, each clone's stats, abilities, and capabilities differ from youth to old age. Depending on how you die, you can even earn bonus upgrades for your next life cycle. Take advantage of each life cycle to the fullest!

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During Spike Chunsoft's GDC stream, we obtain some new info about the game such as "Extend TV," a show that the protagonists watch that can teach them about survival know-how and help them repopulate the human race. It's hosted by a herbivore sheep and her human pants-wetting assistant.

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Zanki Zero: Last Beginning will release for PS4, Steam, and PS Vita (Japan only) sometime soon. A western release has been confirmed for PS4 and Steam, but no release window was announced. Stay tuned to RPGFan for more info. Check out our gallery for new screenshots as well.