The new Wii U will be hitting our weekly ad pages soon and there have already been a couple games on display. Shooters are one thing that in my opinion the Wii should focus on. Looks like they are heading in the right direction with the release of ‘Zombi U’. I have the new trailer for you here along with some stills from the game.
It looks like a cross between Resident Evil (6 can’t get here soon enough) and 28 Days Later as you are set in merry old London. There aren’t any Olympics here though just hordes of the undead ready to feed on your flesh. The first person shooter has many challenges outside of the undead but the main focus is of course survival. One of the things that will make this stick out is the multiplayer use. Instead of just being the hero and one of the bad guys in the game now you can actually control all the bad guys. There is a zombie master mode. One person handles the shooting while the other controls the undead. This is unique to game play and competition and will for sure amp up game players. Check out the official press release from Ubisoft:
“Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, the studio behind critically acclaimed titles like From Dust, Beyond Good & Evil and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, ZombiU puts players in the middle of London circa 2012, where an outbreak has infected the population, destroying their humanity and turning them into mindless monsters preying on the flesh of the few remaining survivors. This fear-fueled first-person shooter takes all the terror, chaos and tension found in the best of the horror genre and adds original interactive elements, including a unique death mechanic that puts players in the body of a different survivor each time they die, allowing them to track and take down their old, infected characters, recover their equipment and see if they can stay alive just a little bit longer this time.
ZombiU showcases the innovative features of the Nintendo Wii U GamePad and creates new game experiences not possible on other consoles. The Nintendo Wii U GamePad serves as the player’s ultimate survival kit, called the “Bug Out Bag.” The Bug Out Bag is a backpack containing all the maps, tools, weapons and supplies that players can scavenge from the limited resources available in the devastated cityscape. ZombiU also uses the Nintendo Wii U GamePad’s touch screen, gyroscope and camera to create a tactile connection between gamers and the in-game world. Finally, ZombiU features a distinctive multiplayer adversarial mode that allows one player to take on the role of “Zombie Master,” spawning and controlling enemies from a top-down view on the Nintendo Wii U GamePad while the second player fights for survival on the big screen in first-person shooter view with the Nintendo Wii U Pro controller.”
The Wii U will hit shelves in November just before the holiday season and with this game being exclusive to Wii I’m sure a few will be grabbed also.