DEVELOPER DIARY | Wii U Friday, August 24, 2012 | 10:50 AM

In the Eye of ZombiU

In the Eye of ZombiU

Some claim that Ubisoft's choice of theme in ZombiU is opportunistic at best, but the fact remains that the game is clearly one of the most interesting titles of the line-up of Nintendo's new console. Because it has a strong emphasis on survival and not on action like in Left4Dead, this new IP could surprise us when it launches later this year - provided the Wii U does not miss the holiday season here in Europe. Until then, here is a first developer diary focused on the idea of survival and fear.

Episode 1 (FR)
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Episode 1 (EN)
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Commented on 2012-08-24 14:34:36
Wow! That looks amazing
Commented on 2012-08-24 14:52:07
Looks like a sweet game.
The only thing I can see the WiiU controller being necessary for is pushing the code key fast enough. Everything else is just moving hud/inventory elements to the controller screen. Hell, you could do the same thing by putting those elements on the bottom of the screen like in the video...
Commented on 2012-08-24 16:28:51
This really does look very good and the first person Resident Evil old school experience I've always wanted. Except it isn't RE, which is a good thing these days. If Wii U came out with a handful of games that looked this interesting, I'd seriously be tempted in getting one.
Commented on 2012-08-25 00:29:54
I think it looks awful graphically. poor textures, slow framerate. Another underpowered machine from nintendo.
Commented on 2012-08-25 02:40:43
It hardly looks bad for a survival horror game. Also the tech more than makes up for it I'm pretty certain.

I agree about they key code/lock pick thing, however I think the idea of looking into your back pack and leaving the screen just like your character is significant too. It makes you vulnerable and will probably create a lot of tension when you hear something coming and you're staring at your supplies instead.
Commented on 2012-08-25 16:19:48
looks sweet :)

nice artstyle and awesome details (but there'll be so many great masterpieces at WiiU launch, think i don't have time for this)
Commented on 2012-08-31 04:39:09
I hate when these game videos keep cutting to some annoying guy with a stupid accent. Just show the game. no one wants to see you talking.
Commented on 2012-08-31 04:40:50
the wii you is just a stupid gimmick like a ds that uses your tv as one of the screens.

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