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Ubisoft Open To The Idea Of ZombiU Sequels

Posted by Damien McFerran

A frightening franchise?

Wii U launch title ZombiU seemed to divide critics across the globe, but we thought it was pretty darn special - so much so that we've got all of our fingers and toes crossed that a sequel eventually goes into development.

It would appear that the guys at Ubisoft are equally keen to see the game turn into a fully-fledged franchise. In an interview with Nintendo World Report, Ubisoft's Guillaume Brunier was asked if the game was really a remake of Zombi - one of the company's first titles - and got an encouraging reply:

NWR: ZombiU has been considered a "remake" of your original Zombi game, which I suppose makes this a franchise. Will we be seeing a return to this franchise in the future, and if so would it be in London or another zombie-infested town?

GB: We have a hard time squashing this theory. ZombiU is not a remake of Zombi. True it’s a tempting thing to believe as there are similarities but we only realized this afterwards. Now if that helps ZombiU being a franchise, we should stop fighting for the truth!

Hopefully that means we could see more ZombiU action in the near future. Which city would you like to see infested with the undead next? Let us know by leaving a comment.

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Captain_Balko said:

Yes please, Ubisoft. But what would they call a second Zombi U game? Zombi U2? Won't the band get angry? Maybe Zombi 2 would be better? Hmmm...



aaronsullivan said:

Played the demo. It's not really my type of game, but I did enjoy it. And I didn't succeed the first time so I'll go back to it. First thing I did was turn up the sensitivity to 80 as I'd heard the controls were clunky. I don't really like using dual sticks for first person controls buy I got used to it pretty quickly. It's really a pretty good game from what I can tell.

I liked how the gamepad info and the pace was making it feel pretty tactical though the demo didn't exploit that too much. Having information and making decisions on it is much more engaging than stumbling around in the dark.

One thing I didn't like was the sound effects. At least in the demo I wasn't hearing the impact of the cricket bat. it felt all slushy. The lack of feedback made fighting feel a little loose and hard to learn at first — am I hitting or not?

Also, after you loot something it changes your position and direction which can be very disorienting which might be a cool effect if it made any sense.

In a sequel, I'd like much more interactive looting. Open a cabinet and you have to rummage through junk to find things. Do it too quickly and it makes more noise. That sort of thing.

Zombi U Returns
Zombi U Los Vegas

Really, I think they should lose the U. :/



sym1 said:

Fix all the glitches in the original first please, my game is unplayable after arena...



brandonbwii said:

Honestly, the answer given seems more like it dodged the question. The interviewee merely tried to clear up confusion on the Zombi/ZombiU issue, not hint at a sequel.



Savino said:

Make an open world in england... Maybe someone that escaped london, or something like that!



gazamataz said:

i would be up for that.i've just cleared zombi u tonight and for the first time ever i'm going to have a second run at a game because i sucked so badly the first time and the way it ends you kinda have too.sym1 i was lucky to avoid all the glicthes in the game but there were a couple of times i though the game had glitched towards the end but you just could'nt take shortcuts and had to go the long way around.i hope that helps.



Sun said:

I don't understand Guillaume Brunier's words the way you do, Damien. But anyway it's quite likely that Ubisoft will develop ZombiU 2 as they did with Red Steel 2. Let's hope they make a better game if so.



AbeVigoda said:

I've put 25-30 hours into the game so far (three play throughs) and only experienced one glitch (my character got stuck in a crouch while looting) during the first twenty minutes of play. Since then, never had any issues.



pntjr said:

Red Steel: Meh
Red Steel 2: WHOA, MUCH BETTER!!!!

ZombiU: Meh
So if there is a ZombiU sequel, it will greatly improve the original.



HuntheUniverse said:

Fix the washed-out colors, make it easier to see, (Had to turn the brightness all the way up to avoid running into walls), give the characters a backstory or something so you care when you lose one.



Peppy_Hare said:

I bought it after playing the demo. I really enjoy it. It has a touch of Demon's Souls/Dark Souls, which were, hand's-down, my favourite titles of this generation.



Peppy_Hare said:

It actual feels like the earlier Resident Evil games (you know before the series got all "action-y".



DrDingus said:

Yesssss! Make a sequel! I don't care where it is, I just want a sequel... but I gotta put in a good word for Pittsburgh, PA. I mean c'mon. It's perfect.



MadJay1664 said:

Would definitely preorder this! I'd say take the zombies to Ireland, Scotland or Wales. Don't leave the UK!!



jayblue said:

zombi world u were you are a diffrent person waking at diffrent times round the world.



castlezelda said:

@AbeVigoda I had that glitch happen to me b4, also had a glitch in Batman, my character moved well walked in a circle while the room, or the out doors were spinning.



shake_zula said:

I'd like to see a more rural environment, perhaps a village in the countryside. It would have enough buildings, and lots of spooky countryside around to get lost in.



Tony_342 said:

I'm still playing through this one. Really enjoying it so far. A sequel developed without the inherent time restraints of a launch title could be amazing. And I normally pay no attention to anything with zombies in it.



Kaeobais said:

Yes please! I would love to see a more fleshed out, more expansive, polished ZombiU in the future.



Furealz said:

@mch I personally think open world ruins those kinds of games. Can't get into games like Fallout where you walk through a desert for four hours! Also @MAXIMUS Congraturations a Winner is you for teh internetz!



nomeacuerdo said:

ZombiU-niverse where the survivors flu through space just like Mario Galaxy.

But now being serious, I think that a DLC for ZombiU: New York would be a no-brainer (pun intended)



Zsxdflip said:

NLife is such a wuss they can't even say damn instead of darn? DAMN I AM DISSAPOINT SON



erv said:

"I like blue as a led light indicator." "See, guys, possible sequel! I knew it!"



DerpSandwich said:

ZombiU is a marvelous game with a ton of room for improvement. It would be a crime not to make a sequel.



Metalwings said:

Please we need, we deserve a sequel! I've already beaten it a couple of times and I'll probably go for a third. C´mon Ubi...ou know is going to happen just tell us already.



Sun said:

You should be worrier about giving some depth to the gameplay and visuals than what city would Ubi choose this time.



DarkNinja9 said:

i feel like zombiU was like the only harcore game that actually showed how to use the gamepad so yeah i would like to see another one why not? it seemed right control wise why not make it a co op online next time and be in new york setting or los angeles



cornishlee said:

Not sure that's what he said but it would hardly be a surprise. It's sold well enough for a sequel.

I'd guess it would kill off any lingering hopes of a Red Steel 3. Sickly, death-rattling hopes for a while now, but oh well.



Linkuini said:

Sure, why not? With Resident Evil and Dead Space looking more and more like over-the-top action games, they could corner the market on stuff that's actually scary.



LavaTwilight said:

There are so many choices... can't be New York. That's just SO cliche and expected! New Orleans? Sure! Or we can go for Miami, Washington (Yes Sir Mr Zombi-President! I can come to the White-House straight away), Tokyo (Mr Miyamoto-san? OMG you're eating Satoru Iwata's brains?!?), Paris is a possibility? Or Montreal, teehee! I'd love to see it go to CapeTown or Jo'burg in South Africa. Or why not stay in good-ol England? Liverpool, home of The Beatles and the Livre Building (geddit... Live-er... O never mind...) or maybe several English cities and see us travelling the country a-la 28 Days Later.

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