ZombiU's Wii U Gamepad features exposed in new trailer

Ubisoft's cranked its promotion of ZombiU into full gear, appearing at Nintendo's E3 media conference today to explain how its Wii U exclusive horror game will put the Wii U Gamepad to the test.

As hinted in yesterday's reveal, Ubisoft unveils ZombiU, the Wii U Gamepad will function as an interactive “Bug Out Bag”, allowing players to swap items on the fly and make short work of their undead pursuers. More than that, however, it will also double as a hacking tool, zombie-basher, environment scanner, sniper scope, and security camera hub. For added kicks, Ubisoft's even thrown in a “zombifcation” feature that uses the controller's camera to morph real people into hideous, bloodthirsty monsters. That's assuming they weren't already hideous, bloodthirsty monsters; in which case you should choose your company more wisely.

Check out the full spectrum of ZombiU's Gamepad integration in the new Wii U controller trailer:


  • ObliqueZombie - June 5, 2012 11:11 a.m.

    Not too thrilled about the motion controls, but I could easily get past them to do awesome shit like hack doors and manage my inventory in a pseudo-real fashion.
  • jackthemenace - June 5, 2012 2:41 p.m.

    Does the WiiU have motion controls? I didn't realise, I thought they'd ditched that and just gone with touch-screen now instead :P I love the 'British' feel to the trailer, but, it's a shame that the only video (That's showing up for me, at least) doesn't actually have anything to do with the WiiU controller at all.
  • zymn - June 5, 2012 11:07 a.m.

    That... actually looks pretty kickass. I especially like the sniping and the finishing moves. If they integrate it right, it could work very well. But my fear is that this will be the only game to actually implement everything and the rest of the games will just suck... Much like the Wii itself.
  • ObliqueZombie - June 5, 2012 11:12 a.m.

    Eck, remember Red Steel, the original? Let's pray it's not like that.
  • TheMariner - June 5, 2012 11:34 a.m.

    But remember that without the original Red Steel, there would be no Red Steel 2.
  • IceBlueKirby - June 5, 2012 5:03 p.m.

    Ubisoft may not have lived up to it's promises with Red Steel, but here's hoping they manage to make ZombiU everything it ought to be...especially because, with a name like ZombiU, it has to be good. And, no, that's not a Smucker's reference (well not entirely), I'm just saying that they need to make up for the dumb name with awesome gameplay.
  • TheMariner - June 5, 2012 11:36 a.m.

    However, considering that this is a third-party title, there's certainly more hope that other third-party devs will also be able to figure out interesting ways to use the controller to enhance the Wii U version of their games.

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