ZombiU footage shows off permadeath WiiU survival horror

Though we wouldn't have expected it from a potential Wii U launch title, ZombiU seems intent on showcasing its hardcore street cred. This latest trailer gives us a glimpse at some of the survival horror in the game including a "permadeath" type of feature.

We put permadeath in quotation marks because it's not really permadeath if you can regain all of your gear. The dev makes it clear that the character dies permanently, but your backpack/inventory (which is really the soul of any playable character) can be retrieved. We'd love to see a Dark Souls-esque system in which you have only one life to get back to your body, kill your zombified self and retrieve your items before your corpse wanders off forever.