We all love a good rumour, and Ubisoft Montpellier could be teasing a big one. The developer of the first-person survival horror game ZombiU is potentially working on a sequel to the successful Wii U title, but it’s still all hush-hush.
A member on the gaming forum NeoGaf spotted a tweet sent out by a fan to Ubisoft’s creative director Jean-Philippe Caro asking whether a sequel would ever be released. Caro replied with the following:
“Thank you for your interest in zombiu. The team is working hard on a prototype. it´s too soon to tell you more.”
In addition to this, Caro had a Twitter conversation with a fan over a possible sequel, saying it would be great if it could happen:
“It would indeed. *says no more*”
When developing ZombiU last year, Ubisoft Montpellier said they had a few ideas in the pipeline for a ZombiU sequel, giving even more relevance to this rumour. Would you like to see a sequel of the horror title? Let us know in the comments below.
US retailer Frys is advertising a Wii U bundle that console owners can’t miss out on. The retailer is selling ZombiU, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Nintendo Land together for the bargain price of $59.99. The regular price for all three games is $129.97. Will you be purchasing this three game bundle extravaganza?
Ubisoft has announced that it has released a patch for the well-received ZombiU. The patch fixes a number of issues that have plagued the game since it launched alongside Wii U on November 18th. The main problem that the patch addresses is the issue where players are unable to progress through a nursery section because a door couldn’t be opened if they had followed specific steps. Here’s the rest of the fixes the patch addresses:
- On Mission 12, in the Nursery MAP, the interaction with the door in the basement of nursery was missing at rebirth if specific steps were followed.
- On Mission 13, in the Gas Station MAP, a Mission object that is mandatory to complete the objective was missing if specific steps were followed.
- On Mission 14, in the Circus MAP, if the player died right after recovering his Backpack, and rebooted the Wii U console, the objective was not updated.
- On Mission 15, in the Bunker MAP, the Panacea disappeared after the Player died while downloading it. However the objective remained the same (download Panacea).
- On Mission 10, in the Tower MAP, the Objective “Secure landing site” was not validated if specific steps were followed.
- On Mission 15, in the Bunker MAP, if specific steps were followed, the Player might get stuck in the Bunker after he took Doctor’s eye / Panacea because a Ladder disappeared.
- On Mission 16, in the MAP Safe House, the iron curtain in the Safe House lacked of collision during Mission 16. This Bug could lead to a scoring exploit on leaderboards.
- In the Safe House MAP, the Player saw a placeholder text when he dragged & dropped an item from the Blue Box to his holsters following certain steps.
- On Mission 12 or 15, in the Nursery MAP, the game crashed if the Player burned the Zombi Nurse while she died.
- Zombies animations transitions.
- Online messages spawned in the first section of the MAPs.
- Scanner’s start volume.
- Uplay cricket bat Cast Shadow has been removed.
- Optimizations of the framerate”
Kolgar from the NeoGaf forums is reporting that his newly purchased ZombiU 32GB Wii U bundle comes with the latest Wii U firmware update pre-installed. If this is indeed true then it comes as good news to prospective Wii U owners, as they won’t have to endure the lengthy updates that we’ve all been accustomed to before playing the system. Here’s what he had to say.
To my relief, the ZombiU consoles come with up-to-date system software–no need to endure a long update. Good thing, too because one you turn this machine on and that relaxing, melodic mix of music teases you from both television and Gamepad, all you want to do is dive in.
Nintendo of America has confirmed via a press release that the ZombiU Wii U bundle is officially coming to North America. The Wii U ZombiU Deluxe Set comes with all the contents of the standard Wii U Deluxe Set, plus the addition of the ZombiU game, a black Wii U Pro Controller and a collectible booklet featuring artwork from the game and never-before-seen developer commentary. Nintendo Land will also be included as a downloadable game, rather than a packed-in disc. The jam-packed ZombiU Deluxe Set will be available at a suggested retail price of $389.99, a savings of $70 if all items were purchased separately.
The Zombi U Deluxe package that Europeans were able to purchase during the Wii U launch looks to be coming to Canada, if two retail listings prove to be correct. Best Buy Canada are offering the Nintendo Wii U 32GB ZombiU Deluxe Set Limited Edition for $399.99. The package also apparently comes with Nintendo Land bundled in (which could be a mistake), which wasn’t present in the European ZombiU package. The bundle is supposed to be released on February 17th.
The development team behind Wii U exclusive ZombiU have announced that a patch for the game is currently in the works, and they will announce more soon. Although the development team declined to say what the patch fixes, numerous gamers have encountered glitches in the game. As soon as we hear anymore details regarding the patch we will let you know.
Award-winning ZombiU writers Gabrielle Shrager (story design director, Ubisoft Montpellier) and Antony Johnston (New York Times best-selling graphic novelist and games writer) retrace the steps that led from ‘just another zombie shooter’ to a game rich with mythology, backstory, and narrative. They will explain how narrative ideas and concepts influenced gameplay, visual design, and even marketing in ways that helped ZombiU become one of the most anticipated launch titles for the Wii U. As a double act, fluent in one-and-a-half languages, Gabrielle and Antony guarantee to entertain.
Gabrielle Shrager, lead writer and story design director for Wii U exclusive Zombi U, has explained what she would change if a sequel to Zombi U were ever be announced. It appears as though melee weapons would be the first thing Shrager would change, given the chance. Shrager went on to say that a number of hardcore players solely completed the game just using the cricket bat, so it would be nice for those gamers to have a wider choice of melee weaponry.
“More melee weapons would be one of the first things on our list. Give me a halberd to keep those zombies back! The pickings in the Tower of London’s armory would feel like Christmas!”
The cricket bat was designed to be used almost as a last resort, significant because it’s such a violent assault on your senses. Players quickly learn that it won’t save their bacon against more than one zombie at a time (either the hard way, or by listening to the Prepper). Some players depend on it entirely instead of scavenging for ammo and new gear, and these players deserve a richer melee experience.”
Nintendo of America has announced that there’s two Wii U demos coming to the Wii U eShop. The first playable demo is for Ubisoft’s fairly well-received survival horror title ZombiU. A demo for ZombiU is also available to download on the European Wii U eShop and takes roughly 30 minutes to download depending on your internet connection. The second playable demo is for NBA 2K13 which is executive produced by Jay Z. Both demos should be up on the eShop today.