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.”