ZombiU Sequel in Development?

2013/05/15 19:27:52 +00:00 | Jonathan James

ZombiU was well received when it was released as a Wii U launch title last year and work is currently underway on a sequel. While Ubisoft has not officially greenlit the title, Ubisoft Montpellier is currently working on a prototype with hopes that it will go into full development. Here's what Ubisoft Montpellier's Jean-Philippe Caro mentioned over Twitter: "The team is working hard on a prototype. It's too soon to tell you more."

Although no other details have been provided, Eurogamer did receive additional confirmation from Ubisoft that a prototype is being developed. However, keep in mind that there is no guarantee the game will move forward. While this isn't a major piece of news, we thought fans of the game would be excited to hear that a sequel is being worked on.

For those that haven't played ZombiU, here are more details on the title:

“Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, the studio behind critically acclaimed titles like From Dust, Beyond Good & Evil and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, ZombiU puts players in the middle of London circa 2012, where an outbreak has infected the population, destroying their humanity and turning them into mindless monsters preying on the flesh of the few remaining survivors. This fear-fueled first-person shooter takes all the terror, chaos and tension found in the best of the horror genre and adds original interactive elements, including a unique death mechanic that puts players in the body of a different survivor each time they die, allowing them to track and take down their old, infected characters, recover their equipment and see if they can stay alive just a little bit longer this time.

ZombiU showcases the innovative features of the Nintendo Wii U GamePad and creates new game experiences not possible on other consoles. The Nintendo Wii U GamePad serves as the player’s ultimate survival kit, called the “Bug Out Bag.” The Bug Out Bag is a backpack containing all the maps, tools, weapons and supplies that players can scavenge from the limited resources available in the devastated cityscape. ZombiU also uses the Nintendo Wii U GamePad’s touch screen, gyroscope and camera to create a tactile connection between gamers and the in-game world. Finally, ZombiU features a distinctive multiplayer adversarial mode that allows one player to take on the role of “Zombie Master,” spawning and controlling enemies from a top-down view on the Nintendo Wii U GamePad while the second player fights for survival on the big screen in first-person shooter view with the Nintendo Wii U Pro controller.”

Source: Eurogamer