Stalk in the shadows or cling to every ray of light in the forthcoming asymmetrical horror game from Tinybuild and Doghowl games.
We all love a bit of horror and the option to murder your nearest and dearest friends (or complete strangers) seems oddly popular, but while Dead by Daylight leads the pack, it’s been a while since we had any Sci-Fi horror with a similar concept (with 2010’s Alien vs Predator the only game I can think of).
Level Zero will feature a team of four scientists with objectives such as locating equipment, while their two opponents will control an endless horde of monsters.
The unique feature seems to be based, rather than relying on weapons, the scientists will have to work with flares and glowsticks to keep safe from the dangers lurking in the shadows.
There’s also a promised beta, though we aren’t sure if this will include consoles.
I’m sure we’ll have more information about a more specific release date in the coming weeks and months so keep one eye on Xbox Oldies.
Below are the screenshots we’ve received, followed by the official press release.
KYIV, November 1st – Publisher Tinybuild and developer DogHowl Games encourage all prospective science team members to stay in well lit areas at all times, because in Level Zero, terror lurks in the shadows. Coming to PC, Xbox and PlayStation in 2023, Level Zero is an asymmetrical six-player PvP sci-fi survival horror experience pitting a team of terrified scientists against a relentless pack of alien monsters in a deadly contest of wits and stealth.
In Level Zero, light is life. Four players take on the role of a team of human scientists, scrambling to action as the power fails in their research facility. To stand any chance at survival, they must repair the base’s power systems, or be consumed by the nightmares lurking in the shadows. The science team must coordinate and communicate to search for vital tools, failing fuse panels and vital sources of light such as flares and glowsticks. Guns won’t help against the threat they face – will anyone survive this dark day?
The second team enter the fray as a pair of endlessly respawning monsters, deadly and powerful in shadow, but terribly vulnerable to light. Armed with razor-sharp claws, blinding spit, the ability to place living land-mines, disable electrical systems with an organic EMP blast or disarm their prey with a primal scream, they are incredibly versatile and powerful hunters that thrive in darkness. Lethal and relentless, the monsters can sense the pounding heartbeats of the scientists and track their victims through the facility. The only thing they fear is light, capable of burning them to ash in an instant.
And so begins a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. The monsters will not relent until every last scientist lies dead. Who will win in this this tense battle of human ingenuity versus extraterrestrial brutality? Tensions will rise as the power goes out in 2023 on PC, Xbox and PlayStation, but skirmishes are set to break out before the year’s end. Wishlist Level Zero on Steam and stay tuned for more information on upcoming beta events later this month.