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New details about cancelled sequel to ZombiU surface [RUMOR]

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ZombiU is one of the most unique exclusives to ever grace a home console and for many, it became the primary reason to become an early adopter of the Wii U. Despite that, flagging sales of the Wii U led Ubisoft to consider the ZombiU experiment a failure, as the game didn’t sell quite as many copies as they hoped.

According to an insider close to the company, ZombiU 2 was briefly in development after the release of ZombiU in 2012. The team had around 5 to 10 members at the beginning of 2013 and it differed in scope to the first game. Here are the details we know about the now cancelled project.

  • ZombiU 2 was in development for a short period back in early 2013
  • Roughly 5-10 staffers worked on the project
  • The game never left pre-production
  • It didn’t take long for the game to be cancelled
  • Explore a “run-down, zombie apocalypse setting”
  • Would have featured co-op
  • One player would control the GamePad, while the other would use the Pro Controller
  • Players would get split up via multiple routes at points during the campaign
  • This co-op would be local only
  • More melee weapons were another desire of the team

The addition of co-op and the ability to explore a zombie-infested apocalyptic world is certainly interesting and we would have loved to see more from the team that put the first game together. Unfortunately we know how that went, especially with Ubisoft’s later releases on the Wii U.

Does the setup for ZombiU 2 interest you at all? Did you play the first game?

Source: Wii U Daily

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Grand Theft Auto V was prototyped for Wii U [RUMOR]

GTAV-Review-640x360According to a reliable source on Twitter, an early version of Grand Theft Auto V was prototyped on the Wii U. Of course, Rockstar Games never released a Wii U version of the game, but during the initial stages of development when the company was still figuring out which platforms to target, the Wii U was considered.

tamakiSeveral factors likely prevented Rockstar from releasing a Wii U copy of the game, including the low install base compared to the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. The game is now available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and it just became available on PC a few weeks ago, so it’s likely development was focused on bringing the game to the new generation of consoles, rather than porting the game to have backwards compatibility with the Wii U.

Would you have played the game if it was made available on Wii U?

Source: Wii U Daily