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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: Extraction' Comes To Steam Early Access In August - Trailer

by Rainier on June 21, 2024 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT

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.

Developed in Unreal Engine 5, 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.

TinyBuild and DogHowl Games announced that Level Zero: Extraction will launch into Steam Early Access on August 6, 2024!

"We are proud to announce that on the heels of a wildly successful Open Beta experienced by over 300,000 players, making it the second-most played demo of the Steam Next Fest. Check out the game’s high-stakes asymmetric PvPvE action, tactical FPS combat, and truly unpredictable surprises in the above release date trailer."

The Level Zero: Extraction Open Beta introduced a number of new features and updates based on player feedback, including realistic military-grade weapons, contracts, and AI enemies for PvE gameplay. The Early Access launch will build on these improvements even further, as we have received thousands of filled feedback surveys from the players over the last week.

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:

  • Multiplayer extraction horror is a brand-new take on the genre to create a totally unique experience combining asymmetrical horror games with tactical extraction shooters
  • Play as human mercenaries fighting over valuable loot – or as deadly alien monsters
  • Intense first-person combat with immersive gunplay and melee mechanics
  • A vast arsenal of weapons and gadgets to help humans survive
  • Hunt humans with out-of-this-world alien abilities
  • Deep progression system with a variety of items and perks to unlock
  • Aliens can only be killed with light - this unique 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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