This revolutionary video game was actually mentioned at E3, but I never really got the chance to report on it with all the Mario news going off. But it’s a game that I think will be a cult favourite on the new Wii U system and so- better late than never, but here it is.
Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier specifically for the Nintendo Wii U, the game aims to be different from any other zombie-slaying game already on the market by making YOU the hunted. It’s set in the middle of London, in the year of 2012. It’s become a post-apocalyptic nightmare and everyone is out for themselves. It’s a dog eat dog world. You are a human, and as we all know in games like this- the zombies want to eat your braaaaaaaaains. The clever thing about the game is that you only get one life. If you fail to stay alive, you start the game again inside another zombie and are able to hunt down the character you were playing to retrieve the provisions you had in your last game. The aim is to learn from your death and try to stay alive a little longer each time. With it being London, England- you’re also treated to many of the touristy destinations like Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. I don’t think Ubisoft have put in zombified version of Elizabeth II or David Cameron.
The Nintendo Wii U GamePad turns into the ‘Bug Out Bag’, showing all the weapons, maps, tools and provisions you have scavenged so far on your progress. The handheld pad also has a touchscreen and a gyroscope, giving you a more tactile experience in game and between other gamers. With the multiplayer, one player is able to become the ‘Zombie Master’ looking down upon your fellow team mates, create an undead army for your friends to destroy. These spawn zombies act like the normal ones in the single player mode, so the idea is to kill these spawns and fight to death to survive.
In both versions of the game, there is the use of the GamePad and the Wii Remote. The graphics look stunning and in high quality HD clarity, the detail is quite something. Usually in games like this, you don’t find that a lot of thought goes into the background of the game but Ubisoft on this look to have out done themselves and I believe that they should feel proud. The last zombie-themed game I played was Dead Island and as fun as that game was- there wasn’t a whole lot of thought really given to any of the background other than the necessary stuff. This is different, this almost feels like you are in London and you are running scared from these shambling horrors. Running for your life.
Hopefully, we should see a release date soon for the game. Hopefully it will be a launch release for the Nintendo Wii U. Fingers crossed for some zombie-themed fun at Christmas!