ZombiU, Ubisoft’s Wii U Survival Game, Takes A Cue From Metroid Prime

By Ishaan . June 5, 2012 . 12:13pm

This morning, Ubisoft showed playable footage of ZombiU, their upcoming survival horror game for the Wii U, which puts you in the boots of a different survivor each time your current character dies. Something that caught our eye about the gameplay trailer was that ZombiU has a Metroid Prime-like scanning feature:



The scanning feature can be used to check boxes and so on. ZombiU is Wii U launch window title.

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  • Mago Iichi

    Finally a Zombie game that’s actually a zombie game and survival horror.

  • l777l

    The game, so far, looks reasonably good. Nonetheless, I still prefer standard controls over motion-controls.

  • Zertan

    Now it looks interesting. and Here I was expecting a disappointment after yesterdays cinimatic trailer.

  • The_Real_Oyashiro

    Even though this looks like a Bullshot (in video form), If they can deliver on the gamplay they demonstrated this could be great.

  • Adrián Benítez

    i got a question, is an on-rails shooter??

    • clavat25

      No, gametrailers demoed the game a bit after the conference. A video is on their site. 

  • aoihana

    Ah! You know this is honestly how I pictured that the Pad would be utilized, but I pictured much more of occasional use, so it’s interesting to see that Ubisoft is making it the centerpiece of it all. 

    It definitely looks great, and I like the motion controls, it’s a nice mix with the analog and face buttons. I hope gaemplay, the concept, at least, is actually like this because it looks awesome! (◕‿◕✿)

  • My gimmick sense is tingling 

  • BizzaroStephiroth

    Looks fun!
    But i think I’d panic when I’d be forced to look
    away from the screen at the pad. :-/

    • Which is also why I think this application is brilliant. xD Panic attacks ahoy.

  • Göran Isacson

    Not so sure about the finishing moves, but using the pad to zoom in sniper mode and push buttons sounds… oddly appealing, for some reason. It just feels like it’s a good use for the second screen, you know?

  • boundries_san

    I hope this game is like what they mention where zombies can kill us in one hit to make game really challanging.^^

  • Solomon_Kano

    I was wondering how the game itself would play after the interesting reveal trailer, and it’s certainly not letting me down.

    This is the kinda stuff I was hoping to see devs do with the GamePad. All the same, I dunno that horror was the best fit for some of this stuff. The scanner bit? While that could lead to some scares, I wouldn’t want to keep doing that knowing a zombie could pop up at any moment. Still, this does look good enough. I’ll give it a look.

  • Aww, the badass Queen Guard is dead….. 

    But how am I checking my inventory when there hungry zombies next to me? Is the scanning feature similar to those of RE: Revelation?

  • Darkchao45

    This looks pretty damn awesome.

  • Or you could play DayZ

  • getting the console at day released

  • The scanner makes me think of how awesome a Fatal Frame game would work on this system.

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