Ubisoft announces ZombiU

Monday, June 4th, 2012

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Earlier today, Ubisoft surprised the world by revealing that last years announcement of Killer Freaks from Outer Space, for Wii U, was no more, and that it has now become a zombie shooter cleverly titled ZombiU.

No actual gameplay was shown; instead we were treated to a glorious CG trailer reminiscent of Techland’s famous trailer for Dead Island. It shows Great Britain’s capital city, London, infested by zombies and attacking the living, as the camera pans around them, in fancy freeze-frame motion. As this is all going on the trailer is accompanied by a grim rendition of the British National Anthem, which ties in very nicely with Her Royal Highness, The Queen’s, Diamond Jubilee that is happening as we speak.

It’s also believed that ZombiU was the ‘zombie game’ that was being played during yesterdays Nintendo Direct, although this has not been officially confirmed.

Watch the sublime trailer below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments:

Keep watching as more information is known about ZombiU, and more impressions from the show floor.


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  • Such a great trailer. Definitely up there with Dead Island. Lets hope we get some gameplay footage soon.

  • RawBeard

    This is the first game which has perked my interest in the Wii U, still not convinced but more games like this will make me a believer. I think I prefer it’s original name though, Killer Freaks from Outer Space has a more attention grabbing title than ZombiU

    • Zombi U will probably be a more attractive title for Ubisoft’s old-school European audience. It references the title of one of their first games from the mid-1980s, Zombi.

  • Kai

    I can’t help being reminded of Red Steel, another Ubisoft exclusive for the Wii. It showcased Nintendo’s new motion controls well, but the rest of the game was really lacking and it ended up being a very generic shooter that was quickly forgotten. ZombiU feels like it will be the Wii U equivalent.