Thursday, 7 June 2012

News from E3 that caught my eye: ZombiU



Nintendo and Ubisoft showed off a title for the WiiU at E3 that really caught my eye,so obviously you know this will be about zombies.I haven't been able to find out much about the storyline,other than that the game is set in London.The news on gameplay and utilisation of the WiiU technology makes up for that though.

The thing that really sets ZombiU apart from it's contemporaries,and that really makes me excited to play the game,is permadeath.Thats right.One bite and you're dead.When this does happen - and it will - you don't then respawn as yourself,you come back as a new survivor,and you've lost everything.The up side is that you can then hunt your previous self down and reclaim your backpack and inventory.The downside is that there IS a levelling up system,and when you die you go back to 0.I love me some zombie games,but this aspect alone makes the WiiU and ZombiU a must have to me.There's nothing more thrilling to me than a game that pushes you to perform better,and that's exactly what this mechanic will do.



Although all I've had to look at so far are CG trailers,it looks like this game will use that pretty tablet controller really well.You'll use it to manage your inventory,track zombies,hack doors,snipe,perform awesome finishing moves and shake off any zombie that invades your personal space.But beware,you can't spend ten minutes digging through your backpack and deciding what weapon goes best with your shoes.It's all in realtime.So when you have that tablet pressed to your nose the zombies will be closing in.

Here's hoping that ZombiU lives up to it's trailers and hype,because if it does,this looks to be a heart-pounding,adrenalin pumping thrill ride that won't soon be topped.



4 comments:

  1. Once again Nintendo finds a way to make gaming a unique experience. Now we just have to wait for the Sony/Xbox fanboys to badmouth it then praise it when Sony/Xbox does it ^_^

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  2. Truth be told, they're already mentioning the potential of porting it. The Xbox SmarGlass technology and the compatability with PS Vita and PS3 does make it possible. Still, they are certainly copying Nintendo. One has to wonder......if Nintendo never showcased the Wii-U last year, would Microsoft even have created the SmartGlass technology.

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  3. I wonder if Sony wouldve gotten the PSV into it aswell. Either way, its a welcome technology but I really wish the companies would make things unique to each system.

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  4. Well last years E3 was also when Sony announced the integration with PS Vita. Microsoft also mentioned Windows Mobile integration...but not with Tablets and not with all the devices they mentioned this year.

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