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Zombi U Trailer Takes in the London Sights

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Not quite the holiday season

Last week's Comic Con expo had plenty of games coverage, and Ubisoft took the opportunity to show two new trailers for its launch window Wii U title, Zombi U. The footage gives more insight into the basic premise of being a survivor stranded in a zombie-infested London, scavenging for whatever resources can be found, while taking in landmarks such as Buckingham Palace.

Both trailers show plenty of scares, and also give an idea of how the GamePad will be used: the player manages inventory in real time, aims a crossbow, scans items and picks a lock. These videos are gruesome but we'll only show the first here — the second is in a nursery, albeit one populated entirely by adults — and both are rated at 18. If you're old enough and like British comedy movies, you may get a kick out of the Shaun of the Dead-style cricket bat action.

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BenAV

#4

BenAV said:

Going to be so fun... even if I'm going to really suck at it.
Can't wait! D:

19Robb92

#6

19Robb92 said:

Looks like a good game to utilize the WiiU controller. But I'm holding off for more info as of now. Still not sure how it'll turn out.

Ernest_The_Crab

#7

Ernest_The_Crab said:

Does this game support both the wii mote and the gamepad at the same time? It'd be nice to have the shooting capabilities of the wii mote with the inventory management of the game pad.

OptometristLime

#8

OptometristLime said:

It's disappointing to see how good this game is! xD
The horror genre is off-putting to me, but I can still appreciate what they are doing with the tight controls, well-implemented melee, sprinting, etc.

Hopefully Nintendo will step in with a Metroid game like this or something.

Darkrai12

#10

Darkrai12 said:

This game is for all people who ever believed there will be a zombie apocalypse (me to be one of them). I cant wait when this game comes out, i shall prepare for the end. :D

edhe

#11

edhe said:

Gor blimey Guv'nor. Apples and pears, apples and pears.

Also, are they really going to put a Bucks palace guard on the front cover?

LavaTwilight

#12

LavaTwilight said:

@thelastlemming
I've always been a fan of survival-horror but over time have found the games to be very predictable, and now I can't even go back to the originals that got me so into the genre like Resident Evil. This game, with the gamepad functionality, looks to be the only one I need. Originally I wasn't interested, but the more I see and the more details that are given, the lighter my wallet is feeling!

EvisceratorX

#13

EvisceratorX said:

So what is the point of the game though? Surely there's more structure to it then just running around in circles and killing zombies. Is there going to be some mission based story or something?

LavaTwilight

#14

LavaTwilight said:

@EvisceratorX Apparently it follows the archetypical escape the city whilst in communication with someone trying to help you but first you have to help him kinda thing.

EvisceratorX

#15

EvisceratorX said:

Good! This game looks like one of the best in the launch lineup, but I just wasn't sure if it would just be aimless and have no real goal. :P

Wolfenstein83

#17

Wolfenstein83 said:

Awesome looking game, and when I see that cricket bat, can't help but think of Shaun of the Dead.
I think it is crazy though how popular the zombie genre has become, there are so many zombie games, and zombie add-ons for games, it's insane.
I love the genre, been a fan since I first saw Night of the Living Dead as a kid, but wow it's in full force these days.
Funny you don't see games with actual voodoo type zombies, that would be funny...or would it?
Was it just me or did the character in the game have a Wii-U controller to use as a gadget?
Kind of an interesting touch I suppose.
Anywho, I also hope to see Conduit 3 on Wii-U, since I think that series is worth one more game.
Not getting my hopes too high, but would be another awesome title I think, especially with what the Wii-U can do.

H_Hunter

#18

H_Hunter said:

Looking good!
But I guess I need to decide whether to go with this one or the walking dead on PS3.

3dbrains

#20

3dbrains said:

This game is going to be really fun!
Although - Don't expect single player to be any bigger than Ghost Squad on Wii. This is a survival game, a small survival launch game.
and for that alone I will be buying it. Hi score, fastest time, fewest deaths, fully online single player, this game really wants me.

Ren

#22

Ren said:

this looks cool. Not even sold on WiiU yet, but I'm open to being talked into it and more like this will help. Theres a hands on event here in Chicago tomorrow, can't wait to try it out. Maybe I'll be sold if I can play this. Anyone going to a WiiU thing in your city?

triforcepower73

#26

triforcepower73 said:

hopefully(1)my parents will get me a wii u for Christmas and(2)allow me to play this. They're pretty strict on m-rated games.(sigh)

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