Yesterday Nintendo held a media only event in downtown Denver, CO, and during this meeting we were able to get some more hands-on time with the wonderful Wii U, but this time it was with the crazy and creepy ZombiU.
The demo that was shown took gamers through various parts of England, including an abandoned nursery.
That’s what all of us want to walk through during a zombie apocalypse, is the creepy nursery with the unsettling children’s music playing, in the middle of the night. It was great fun.
Wii U is looking better and better. From E3, to Nintendo’s Wii U Experience, to this most recent hands-on time, the system is shaping up in a big way.
ZombiU looked fantastic on the Wii U. The environment was exquisitely detailed and the zombies were extra bad looking.
This game will really be focusing on the reality side of being in a zombie apocalypse.
So while you are digging through your backpack on the Wii U Gamepad to switch weapons, you will still need to glance at the TV to look over your should and make sure no zombies are sneaking up behind you.
There is no pause button in ZombiU.
If for some unfortunate reason a zombie does bite you, and it only takes one time, you will die and your session will be concluded.
So you stayed alive for 22 minutes and killed 42 infected? Not bad.
Well then you are spawned into another survivors body and your time along with kill count all reset. Stay alive longer and kill more zombies this time around.
If you are someone who desires a little satisfaction out of destroying zombies, and you want to see their heads disappear from their bodies, don’t worry; there is plenty of that and other gore in this game.
Like any great zombie-survivor game, supplies are all short so you must be wise with how you use them. Bow darts can be retrieved when you snipe a zombie with it.
Gun ammo is scarce, but when you can find some, it’s important to save it and utilize the bullets well.
If you do run out of ammo or want to save it, there is always your trusty cricket bat you can turn to for whacking off zombie heads.
For anyone who has gotten some hands-on time with the system, you know the Gamepad will take some getting use to, but it is like anything else you aren’t initially comfortable with. The more you use it, the more familiar you become with it.
That should not be a deterrent for people when it comes to the Wii U.
ZombiU looks like it will be a smash-hit, no pun-intended, and will certainly be a game players can look forward to getting their hands-on when the Wii U releases.
The Wii U will debut on Nov. 18th in North America.