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Broken Joystick
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(05-14-2013, 12:00 PM)
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Sorry if old, searched and didn't see anything.

A little update, apparently a prototype for ZombiU 2 is in the works and the team is working hard on it.
Comes from a creative director at Ubisoft Montpellier.
https://twitter.com/Bignozjip/status/333120913832816640

Could we see more at E3? Seems a little too soon.
Cosmonaut X
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(05-14-2013, 12:04 PM)
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That's interesting, as it meshes with something Antony Johnston, one of the writers on Zombi U said to me in a brief Twitter convo a few weeks back. I didn't know how to take it at the time - it could be read as a hint either way - but if there's a team at work on prototyping for a sequel...

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Shahadan
(05-14-2013, 12:07 PM)
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I expect multiplatform this time.
Ashler
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(05-14-2013, 12:08 PM)
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Oh... Yes please. ZombiU is still the best game on the wiiU thus far!

No punchline regarding the number of games on the WiiU here!!!
gngf123
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(05-14-2013, 12:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Broken Joystick

Sorry if old, searched and didn't see anything.

A little update, apparently a prototype for ZombiU 2 is in the works and the team is working hard on it.
Comes from a creative director at Ubisoft Montpellier.
https://twitter.com/Bignozjip/status/333120913832816640

Could we see more at E3? Seems a little too soon.

Yeah, I think that is too soon. I don't think Nintendo or Ubisoft would be interested in showing off extremely early prototype footage anyway, since it will probably take another year or two until it would actually be a reasonably finished product.

Maybe E3 2014.
goomba
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(05-14-2013, 12:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shahadan

I expect multiplatform this time.

With mandatory smartglass or vita ? lol
Red Chocobo
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(05-14-2013, 12:09 PM)
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Willing to bet it will be set in the US this time. And have more guns.
Maxrunner
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(05-14-2013, 12:10 PM)
Why not going back to killer freaks from outer space...i kinda would have preferred that setting.
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(05-14-2013, 12:10 PM)
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Survival Horror returns again. Actual survival and actual horror.
UnlovedJew
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(05-14-2013, 12:10 PM)
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So basically a semi-official announcement for a Zombii U sequel? Sounds good, give me more reasons to buy a Wii U. And don't keep the shitty name.
Samir Sedlar
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(05-14-2013, 12:11 PM)
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wait, No PS.Zombie nor ZombieX ?!, that's a shame, I wanted to try the first game.
hodgy100
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(05-14-2013, 12:11 PM)
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YES! Can't wait the first one was vastly underrated.
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(05-14-2013, 12:11 PM)
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Good news.
Shahadan
(05-14-2013, 12:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by goomba

With mandatory smartglass or vita ? lol

We all know everything can be done differently
Jaded Alyx
(05-14-2013, 12:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Samir Sedlar

wait, No PS.Zombie nor ZombieX ?!, that's a shame, I wanted to try the first game.

...well, there's a tried and trusted solution to things like that..
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(05-14-2013, 12:13 PM)
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Instantly my most anticipated Wii-U game. The original is so damned good.
StreetsAhead
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(05-14-2013, 12:14 PM)
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YES!! Loved this game...now I need to finish it.
Jaded Alyx
(05-14-2013, 12:15 PM)
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It really is such a good game, sadly I just need to be in the right frame of mind to play it! I've had it since launch and I'm only just outside the Palace.
javac
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(05-14-2013, 12:15 PM)
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Got it with the Wii U on launch day and haven't played much of it since but seemed pretty cool.
goomba
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(05-14-2013, 12:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shahadan

We all know everything can be done differently

But Zombie U was designed around two screens.. it wouldn't be the same game on one screen.
Hurley
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(05-14-2013, 12:16 PM)
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This is great news, now that they have had experience with developing for the Wii U they can improve upon the original and deliver a fantastic sequel.
dark_prinny
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(05-14-2013, 12:17 PM)
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Good news.Zombie U is the best survival horror game in years and one of the best games of the system.
dk_
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(05-14-2013, 12:17 PM)
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YES

The first one is great!
Samir Sedlar
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(05-14-2013, 12:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jaded Alyx

...well, there's a tried and trusted solution to things like that..

My wallet disagrees, sadly.
EatChildren
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(05-14-2013, 12:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by UnlovedJew

So basically a semi-official announcement for a Zombii U sequel? Sounds good, give me more reasons to buy a Wii U. And don't keep the shitty name.

Mmm, not really. I'm sure the team would love to do a sequel, but I'm guessing they're not much beyond the stage of pitching a prototype to Ubisoft and seeing how they go. Prototype would generally be considered a demonstration of ideas, not actual production of a fully greenlit title.

Still, if a sequel does happen, I expect the Wii U exclusivity to end, unless Nintendo has a say in the project that keeps it there. I think we'd see a Wii U version, but I can imagine Ubisoft would want to spread a greenlit sequel across multiple platforms, not one middling in the market.

If it does get greenlit I hope they keep the core formula intact, and just expand on the Metroidvania premise. Don't make it easier, as it was already plenty easy enough for a comfortable player. The game has a Metroidvania structure, expand it just like the likes of Super did over Metroid. Don't streamline. Don't appeal to the masses when you're sitting on one of the most legitimate survival horror designs around. The ideas are already great. Grow them, not stifle or change.

And for the love of fuck don't set it in bloody America.

EDIT: And for what it's worth, ZombiU is still my favourite game on the system, and of my best picks of 2012.
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frankie_baby
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(05-14-2013, 12:18 PM)
Try and get it out bug free this time, not that I've had any problems with the game just don't want to keep reading people moaning on t'interwebs constantly about it
SmokyDave
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(05-14-2013, 12:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

Mmm, not really. I'm sure the team would love to do a sequel, but I'm guessing they're not much beyond the stage of pitching a prototype to Ubisoft and seeing how they go. Prototype would generally be considered a demonstration of ideas, not actual production of a fully greenlit title.

Still, if a sequel does happen, I expect the Wii U exclusivity to end, unless Nintendo has a say in the project that keeps it there. I think we'd see a Wii U version, but I can imagine Ubisoft would want to spread a greenlit sequel across multiple platforms, not one middling in the market.

If it does get greenlit I hope they keep the core formula intact, and just expand on the Metroidvania premise. Don't make it easier, as it was already plenty easy enough for a comfortable player. The game has a Metroidvania structure, expand it just like the likes of Super did over Metroid. Don't streamline. Don't appeal to the masses when you're sitting on one of the most legitimate survival horror designs around. The ideas are already great. Grow them, not stifle or change.

And for the love of fuck don't set it in bloody America.

Surely not. I pray they understand how integral the location was to the game. Please don't transplant it elsewhere. If they must, then have people moving out of London and into the surrounding areas.

I can't see it being multiplatform, though I certainly wouldn't complain if it was.
Maxrunner
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(05-14-2013, 12:20 PM)
Speaking of killer freaks, anyone has the music from that viral site they used to have?
Bisnic
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(05-14-2013, 12:24 PM)
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I never played Zombi U because of mixed reactions to this game when it was originally released, but since i'm looking for more games to play, i wonder if i should. Is it still 60$?
Rehynn
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(05-14-2013, 12:24 PM)
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Make it happen, Ubisoft.

The game totally deserves it, it was such a refreshing take on two genres.
mrklaw
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Originally Posted by goomba

But Zombie U was designed around two screens.. it wouldn't be the same game on one screen.

sure it would. having an inventory screen obscuring most of your view and not pause the game would be pretty close to what they have now - minecraft does that and you can easily get creepers sneaking up on you when you aren't paying attention.

or oculus rift support on the PC and you have to look down to check your backpack etc. Although I might actually shit myself in that case.
LonelyGreyWolf
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(05-14-2013, 12:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Samir Sedlar

wait, No PS.Zombie nor ZombieX ?!, that's a shame, I wanted to try the first game.

The first game? You mean Zombi? It was released on ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Amiga and IBM PC. Good luck finding it.
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(05-14-2013, 12:25 PM)
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I caved in and bought the original for 20 with free delievery from Amazon.co.uk. (org. 25 - but minus tax since I'm abroad).

When even SmokeyDave says something Nintendo-related is good, I figured it's probably worth checking it out. ;)
Bjoern the Smexy
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(05-14-2013, 12:26 PM)
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Fuck yes, please!
ZombiU was a REALLY good launch title for the Wii U. It wasn't perfect, but it was still REALLY good.

I would buy a sequel day fucking one.
gamingeek
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(05-14-2013, 12:26 PM)
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Loved the first, don't understand some of the bad reviews.

I want more melee options and one use projectiles like spears. The game needs a bigger budget, they really need more artists to add detail, the filters and lighting only do so much. And once you complete it I would like them to add a mode with more aggresive AI, different enemy types and more ammo so you could replay the game set up as an aggresive FPS once you've done the usual survival horror mode.

Online co-op could be interesting too.
frankie_baby
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(05-14-2013, 12:26 PM)

Originally Posted by Bisnic

I never played Zombi U because of mixed reactions to this game when it was originally released, but since i'm looking for more games to play, i wonder if i should. Is it still 60$?

even if it still is that price its more than worth it
I NEED SCISSORS
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(05-14-2013, 12:27 PM)
Didn't Ubi say ZombiU would come to PS360 at some point?
Rehynn
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(05-14-2013, 12:30 PM)
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It would also be awesome if Zombi U did indeed end up as the Red Steel of the Wii U.

...in that the sequel would be as big an improvement as RS2 was.
Samir Sedlar
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(05-14-2013, 12:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by LonelyGreyWolf

The first game? You mean Zombi? It was released on ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Amiga and IBM PC. Good luck finding it.

no, no, no, it was a joke, I was talking about ZombieU coming to PS3/X360, putting the Zombie with PS3/X360 letters.

I know not that good of a joke.
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(05-14-2013, 12:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bisnic

I never played Zombi U because of mixed reactions to this game when it was originally released, but since i'm looking for more games to play, i wonder if i should. Is it still 60$?

It's been half price on the eShop in a couple of Ubisoft promotions so far, all their games were half price for a while.

It's $45 on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/ZombiU-nintend...words=zombie+u
Jaded Alyx
(05-14-2013, 12:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by mrklaw

sure it would. having an inventory screen obscuring most of your view and not pause the game would be pretty close to what they have now - minecraft does that and you can easily get creepers sneaking up on you when you aren't paying attention.

or oculus rift support on the PC and you have to look down to check your backpack etc. Although I might actually shit myself in that case.

How about the full range scanning? Maybe a picture-in-picture sort of thing so you can still see your character?

Originally Posted by I NEED SCISSORS

Didn't Ubi say ZombiU would come to PS360 at some point?

No?
EatChildren
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(05-14-2013, 12:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by SmokyDave

Surely not. I pray they understand how integral the location was to the game. Please don't transplant it elsewhere. If they must, then have people moving out of London and into the surrounding areas.

I can't see it being multiplatform, though I certainly wouldn't complain if it was.

I'd love to see it stay in the UK, but I'd be down for it spreading to other European nations. I just don't want it set in the US, which is such a tiresome setting for zombie anything. Works for some stories, but not for this. I need my 28 Days Later sim.

Multiplatform mostly due to the kind of middling talk about ZombiU's exclusivity coupled with the Wii U's market penetration. But you never know. Red Steel 2 was exclusive.
Boerseun
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(05-14-2013, 12:32 PM)
Zombi U is already a classic.

A sequel could give you more of the same and it would still be awesome.
Cosmonaut X
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(05-14-2013, 12:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rehynn

It would also be awesome if Zombi U did indeed end up as the Red Steel of the Wii U.

...in that the sequel would be as big an improvement as RS2 was.

...and take nearly 4 years to arrive?
Basil
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(05-14-2013, 12:33 PM)

Originally Posted by goomba

But Zombie U was designed around two screens.. it wouldn't be the same game on one screen.

lol... I was reading these exact things about Rayman Legends back when I first started browsing on GAF.
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(05-14-2013, 12:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

I'd love to see it stay in the UK, but I'd be down for it spreading to other European nations. I just don't want it set in the US, which is such a tiresome setting for zombie anything. Works for some stories, but not for this. I need my 28 Days Later sim.

Multiplatform mostly due to the kind of middling talk about ZombiU's exclusivity coupled with the Wii U's market penetration. But you never know. Red Steel 2 was exclusive.

Italy with a level set in Venise.

That would be NUTS!
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(05-14-2013, 12:33 PM)
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(kinda of a lame image, but you do get the point)
guggnichso
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(05-14-2013, 12:33 PM)

Originally Posted by I NEED SCISSORS

Didn't Ubi say ZombiU would come to PS360 at some point?

No, they didn't. Doesn't mean it won't, of course, but it would be completely different game then.
ElectricKaibutsu
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(05-14-2013, 12:34 PM)
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What I gather from this thread is that I should buy Zombi U.
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(05-14-2013, 12:34 PM)
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