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Level Zero: Extraction

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: tinyBuild
Developer: DogHowl Games
Release Date: 2024

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'Level Zero' Now Called 'Level Zero: Extraction' With Closed Beta Coming In March, Early Access In 2024 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2024 @ 5:38 p.m. PST

Level Zero: Extraction unleashes a new breed of asymmetrical sci-fi horror action as you either cling to humanity's light, or embrace absolute darkness as an alien monster.

Embark on dangerous scavenging expeditions, and dare to come back – solo or with a team. Or play as an alien monster that can only be killed with light, and make sure no mortal escapes alive.

Level Zero: Extraction is a multiplayer extraction horror, a unique take on survival experience which blends the heart-pounding tension of asymmetric horrors with the high-stakes showdowns of extraction shooters. Embark on a dangerous scavenging expedition where 3 teams of up to 3 mercenaries compete for loot, and dare to come back. Or take on the role of two deadly alien monsters and hunt for human prey.

Venture out solo or with a team, and extract as much valuable loot as you can: weapons, gadgets, research data, crafting resources, and more. Your expedition time and inventory space are limited. You will lose almost all of your loot if you die. There are other mercs competing for valuables and extraction points. And… Player-controlled aliens are lurking in the shadows, determined to hunt you all down.

Publisher tinyBuild and developer DogHowl Games announced that Level Zero: Extraction, previously known as Level Zero, will conduct a closed beta test on Steam starting March 15, 2024.

Over the past several months, we have been working on an updated vision for Level Zero. Today, our team at Doghowl is finally ready to reveal it, and we couldn't be more excited.

Apart from being huge fans of horror games like  Alien: Isolation, we are also enthusiasts of titles like Escape From Tarkov and Hunt: Showdown. Throughout development, we've experimented with various gameplay mechanics. As a team, we concluded that blending ASYMMETRICAL SURVIVAL HORROR with EXTRACTION would yield a unique experience currently absent in the market. We believe the fear of losing your hard-earned loot after a failed extraction attempt will only amplify the horror. Needless to say, all pre-existing light and stealth mechanics will remain intact. Read more about the new features below.

This creative pivot should help us shape our game into a solid experience that all of us at Doghowl will be proud of. To ensure that, we're letting our players test it.

The Closed Beta is starting on  March 15th! Go to Level Zero: Extraction's Steam page and click "Request Access" to participate.

Level Zero: Extractionlaunches into Steam Early Access in 2024.

Level Zero: Extraction features unique gunplay, melee, movement and health systems developed from the ground up to deliver an immersive survival experience. Devastate enemies with a vast arsenal of melee weapons like hammers, bats and machetes, or engage in tense shootouts using pistols, SMGs, shotguns, assault rifles, nail guns, flamethrowers, mines, grenades, and more.

Use the loot you’ve extracted to increase reputation with several traders and acquire better gear as well as unique items. Or you can collect resources to create new tools at the recycling/crafting station. Each of your firearms can be upgraded and customized with sights, stocks, grips and other attachments. Play as a human and as a monster to level up and unlock new perks to develop your own playstyle. Craft randomized modifications that can be implanted into your merc, or grow your monster to then sell its DNA for in-game currency and reset progress.

Survive no matter what. Cooperate, be a lone wolf, or betray other players. Use a vast variety of gadgets like motion sensors, light traps, or remote controls to your advantage, and craft useful tools on the go. Keep quiet and be aware of your heartbeat level which could be sensed by monsters. If you die, you can still help your team by controlling a small scout drone that can ping enemies, use light switches, and stun monsters.

Light is the only thing that can kill the aliens, making every illumination source both the ultimate weapon and safe haven against them. As a mercenary, strategically use flares, glowsticks, flashlights, and lume traps across the map to stave off monsters.

When playing as a monster, use powerful alien abilities and team up with another player-controlled beast. Stay in the shadows, scan through walls, deploy living traps, crawl through vents, and emit a high-frequency scream to temporarily shut down all light sources in the area. Make sure no mortal gets out alive. Level up your beast and then sell it to scientists to reset the progression and obtain in-game currency.

Key Features:

  • Asymmetric multiplayer extraction horror is a new take on the genre to create a totally unique experience
  • Play as human mercenaries fighting over valuable loot – or as deadly alien monsters in high-stakes PvPvE battles
  • Immersive first-person combat with realistic gunplay and melee mechanics, as well as health, animation, and movement systems
  • Vast arsenal of weapons and gadgets to help humans survive: rifles, shotguns, flamethrowers, nail guns, pistols, grenades, mines, motion sensors, traps, remote controls, flares, hammers, machetes, and more
  • Hunt humans with out-of-this-world alien abilities, including acid spit, live traps, vent crawling, EMP screams, heartbeat scans, and more
  • Deep progression system with dozens of new perks, items, and weapon attachments to unlock
  • Aliens can only be killed with light – this distinct gameplay mechanic allows humans to strategically use light sources across the map to stave off monsters

Level Zero: Extraction is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam).

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