ZOZ: Final Hour, the slash and shooter zombie attack RPG developed by Netease Games, has just launched its first closed beta testing period in Brazil. Sixteen players at a time will be dropped into the zombie-infested city, San Yager, in order to harvest blood crystals, a highly lucrative substance that holds the answers to saving all of humanity. To collect the treasures, kill either zombies or other mercenaries and steal their supplies. The early access version of the game will offer roughly ten different weapons and other types of gear and will use advanced AI technology in order to create the most challenging and unpredictable gaming experience for players.
The most unique aspect of the game that holds potential for very interesting, fun gameplay is that those that are killed will then switch to the side of the enemy and will work to prohibit their opponents from carrying out the rest of the mission.
“Usually in a competitive game, death means the end. If you’re unfortunate enough to get killed shortly after dropping, there’s nothing you can do but start a new game,” says K.Ghost, the producer of ZOZ: Final Hour, in the developer’s letter. “We think that kind of punishment is too severe and frustrating and started to figure out a way to beat the death mechanic. And, voila! The mechanic of turning into a Zombie Merc—i.e. the once prey becomes the predator—is born. (laugh).”
For a more detailed understanding of the game, check out the trailer below. Those that want to participate in the early access period can visit the game’s official website or their Google Play page to find out when the beta test will be available in any specific region. Nothing has been made concrete yet, so you will need to keep tabs on the process as it develops.