When Nintendo announced ZombiU at this year’s E3, it seemed a bit out of character. The Wii has become a bastion of family-friendly console gaming in an era where gamers have grown up and are demanding more mature content. Perhaps for that very reason, Nintendo is making a concerted effort to gain more adult titles for the Wii U.
At the Wii U announcement event in New York this morning, Nintendo confirmed that Assassin’s Creed III, Mass Effect 3, Darksiders II, Bayonetta 2, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will all be coming to their new console. Given that context, perhaps a zombie survival horror game from Nintendo isn’t so surprising.
In conjunction with their announcement, Nintendo today released the official ZombiU trailer. It shows not only what the game will look like, but how players will use the Wii U GamePad to play it. It appears players will be able to use the touchscreen for inventory management, mini-map navigation, and aiming for certain weapons, such as the sniper rifle or a mounted turret.