The Wii U has a pretty impressive launch line-up, to be sure, but it seems that one of the best launch titles for the console will be Ubisoft‘s ZombiU. We’ve already seen and heard some great things about ZombiU, and today we’re finding out more about the game’s story and characters thanks to a new development diary Ubisoft has shared with IGN. Needless to say, it’s going to be a bloody and scary experience, but it seems that Ubisoft has made an effort to connect the events in the game with real-world people.
We already know that the story in ZombiU is centered around apocalyptic prophecies made by John Dee, an actual mathematician and astrologer who served as an adviser to Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th century. Set in London in 2012, Dee’s Black Prophecy is being realized, and the game focuses on three different survivors as they fight their way through the zombie-overrun city.
The game will play out across many real-world locations in London, including Buckingham Palace. The three main characters – The Prepper, a survivalist who is prepared for the apocalypse; Sandra, a leader of the secret society named “The Ravens of Dee”; and Dr. Walker, who is frantically searching for a cure to the infection – all have a different take on Dee’s prophecies, and will have to use their unique skill sets to make sure that they all live through the zombie outbreak. Have a look at the development diary below:
ZombiU, despite having an incredibly stupid name, is shaping up to be a really great looking game. There are plenty of Wii U launch titles to get excited about, but ZombiU might just take the cake. We’re definitely excited to see more of this game, and even more excited to get our hands on it at launch, so keep it tuned here to SlashGear for more details.