Update: As expected, following a tease earlier in the week, the second closed beta test for the HoYoverse’s highly promising urban RPG Zenless Zone Zero will get underway imminently – and sign ups are open now. While the game is confirmed for consoles, the gigantic Chinese developer is yet to confirm which, and the beta will only be available on PC and mobile initially. So, no PS5 – yet.

The press release teases: “In its latest beta, players will be able to explore a new story chapter that centres on Belobog Heavy Industries – one of the major factions in the game. Thanks to a series of immersive urban gameplay mechanics added to the upcoming beta, players will be able to probe into the Proxy Network known as Inter-Knot and take unusual commissions or play arcade games with friends, pet loveable animals, and roam around the vibrant Sixth Street.”

Stunning Urban RPG Zenless Zone Zero's Closed Beta Starts Soon, But Not on PS5 1

Of course, in addition to all of the side-activities, the combat will be the star of this release. “By strengthening the impact and rhythm of combat animations and introducing a brand-new Perfect Assist mechanic, the game’s latest version is friendlier than ever to action game newcomers. At the same time, it introduces a newly developed challenge mode, Hollow Zero, which not only serves as a significant setting in the story but also is sure to meet the expectations of veteran action game players in terms of combat experience.”

There’s a new trailer above, which frankly looks incredible. Meanwhile, you can sign up for the beta through here and participate in a web event as part of the developer’s proprietary social network, HoYoLAB. Let’s cross our fingers for that inevitable PS5 announcement soon, eh?

Original Article: HoYoverse has been cooking, and later today we’ll get two livestreams dedicated to Honkai: Star Rail and Genshin Impact respectively. But it’s not stopping there, as it’s also lining up some kind of Zenless Zone Zero announcement this weekend, as teased by a message on the hotly anticipated gacha’s official social media accounts.

The post doesn’t give too much away, but it confirms that something is going down on 4th November, at 4AM GMT. If you’re not sure what time that is for you, we’ve included a handy guide below:

  • North America: 9pm (Fri) PDT / 10pm (Fri) MDT / 11pm (Fri) CDT / 12am EDT
  • UK/Ire: 4am GMT
  • Europe: 5am CET / 6am EET
  • Asia/Oceania: 1pm JST / 12pm AWST / 3pm AEDT

While this could end up being nothing, our guess is that it’ll probably be some kind of beta announcement, as the title slowly lurches closer to launch. Earlier in the year, the Chinese developer confirmed that the urban RPG will be coming to consoles, with PS5 almost certain to be included following the success of Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail.

Let’s see what tomorrow’s announcement brings…

[source zenless.hoyoverse.com]