Formally known as the Wii U exclusive ZombiU, Zombi promises challenging survival-horror for Xbox One & PS4 gamers.
After a myriad of leaks over the past several months, Ubisoft has officially announced that the once Wii U exclusive survival horror game ZombiU will be dropping the “U” in its name and shipping on next-gen consoles next month. Check out the new reveal trailer!
Scoring a respectable 77 on Metacritic, ZombiU was praised for its brutally unforgiving world and intense atmosphere. In fact, the way ZombiU handles death is often compared to the Dark Souls franchise. Each time you die, you’ll respawn as a totally different person and to retrieve whatever supplies you had, you must kill the reincarnated version of your previous character. If you die before finding your last corpse, those supplies are gone for good. Sound familiar?
According to the official Ubisoft blog, there have been a handful of improvements to the way Zombi will play compared to the previous release. Loading times have been shortened, the mini-map has been added to the hud instead of the WiiU gamepad, the field-of-view has an adjustable slider and improvements have been made to both the look and feel of first-person combat. As you might expect, Ubisoft also says the game will perform better on next-gen consoles, but they don’t note the resolution or framerate the port will run at.
Zombi will make it’s next-gen debut when it launches August 18th on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
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