See PS4 Gameplay of Former Wii U Exclusive ZombiU

The new version of the Wii U launch title launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC tomorrow.

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Ubisoft Australia has posted an hour-long gameplay video for the upcoming new version of Wii U horror-action game ZombiU, which is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this week as "Zombi."

What's the new version of ZombiU look like? Now's your chance to find out. The version being played here is the PS4 edition, but we would expect it's mostly representative of the Xbox One and PC versions, too.

ZombiU was originally released in 2012 as a launch title for Wii U. GameSpot scored the game a 4.5/10 back then, with editor Maxwell McGee saying, "With an uninteresting world and dull combat, the survival horror game ZombiU is a weak link in the Wii U's launch lineup."

The game launches for current-generation platforms and PC under its new name tomorrow, August 18, as a digital-only title. Pricing has not been announced.

As you might have guessed, the transition from Wii U to its new platforms has led to a number of changes, including the removal of multiplayer. For more on how the game's changed, check out this post.

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VegasDog

If that guy snaps his tongue just one more time, I'm going to shoot myself.

To much cricket bat.

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awill533

The most interesting and unique parts of this game are gone without the gamepad. This seems even more boring than the original.

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VegasDog

@awill533: Really? What's the difference? From what I saw putting it on the screen achieved the same exact results. I was just thinking how useless the gamepad really is, I'm wrong?

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SakuraBomb

@awill533: I agree and the gamepad is what made me want to purchase this on the Wii U at launch.

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Jakeconn83

Let me save people reading this from a massive waste of time and money. Don't buy this game. It is tedious, boring, infuriating, sloppy, terrible gameplay mechanics, and very small. However, with that said. They may have changed the game completely from the ground up.....hahha, no, no they didn't and we all know this. This is a cash grab. I bought and reviewed the original when it came out on the Wii U and it was horrible. I can tell you from what I have seen that the basics of the game have carried over. And you don't have the backpack on the Wii U screen which was the only redeeming feature of the first one in my opinion. I could rant all day about this game, but in the end I suppose it is your choice. I just want to save some from the massive mistake this game is.

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VegasDog

@jakeconn83: From my experience, this game is polarizing. You either hate it or love it, I've seen very few in between. I think I'm going to like it. I love difficult games that you have to use a brain to get out of . It's survival horror, it's supposed to be tedious and difficult. Resident Evil did it best. I take it your pretty young. It's like your hating on the game for what it set out to be in the first place, just not your game.

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Jakeconn83

@vegasdog: Well for one, I am not young. Not in the slightest. And I would agree the game is polarizing. You have the people that actually liked it. Those that despise how terrible it was, and then you have the others. The ones who give it a good score because they don't want to feel bad about a purchase they regret, or even worse the Nintendo fan boys that can't fathom of speaking ill toward Nintendo. I would expect the Majority fall in the Despise, and unwilling to be truthful. The Margin of people would ACTUALLY enjoyed this game is very, very small.

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Michael-Ibbett

@jakeconn83: worse than the walking dead survival instinct?

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TheZeroPercent

@michael-ibbett:
--god no
--zombiU was 'apparently' a PRETTY DAMN good game
--if you look at all of the metacritic reviews
--gamespot was the only reviewer to give it a 'negative' score
--the metascore is 77/100
--and
--60 of the 70 reviewers gave it a score of 7/10 or higher

--but
--for me?
--i just couldnt get into it
--and i bought a wiiU at launch
--played ALL of its early exclusives(i was HYPED about some wiiU~ya know?)
--there was no PS4 or XB1 then
--and still
--i just couldnt get into it(idk~it was just boring imo)
--but it wasnt what you call 'god awful' ya know(like survival instinct)

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ccgod

@TheZeroPercent: can't even take you seriously you bought a wii-u at launch. Which means you make terrible decisions

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TheZeroPercent

@ccgod:
--actually
--i LOVED spending early 8th gen with wiiU
--there was not much on the 7th gen during that span(anything 'new' FOR SURE)
--i played almost ALL of the wiiu exclusives
--i LOVED them(and the wiiU)
--it was a VERY exciting time in gaming for me
--new console=awesome(no matter what)
--true wiiU fell short in the long run
--and mine has several different layers of dust on it(from being in different spots doing NOTHING since ps4/xb1 launched)

--it actually makes me regret the hell out of only just getting the vita a few weeks ago
--i wish i hadda bought one at launch
--it would have been a BLAST

--i try to buy all consoles at launch
--i started gaming hardcore the summer of 1986
--i bought snes at launch
--and at least 1 console for each gen's launch(for 8th i bought all~except vita)
--and i try to play ALL the exclusives
--trust me
--there is nothing(as a gamer)you will look back at more foundly(as you grow older)
--than remembering being a part of console launches(and new generation launches)
--as a gamer
--it truly is a time more magical than christmas to a young child

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Michael-Ibbett

@TheZeroPercent: ah, gotcha..yeah TWD SI...was probably the worst a video game has ever robbed me. I played 20 mins of it and refused to even trade it in because I equated doing that as: .... hey, give me 60 dollars and then in a week my friend will give you 5 bucks.

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Megavideogamer

I will give this game another try. I bought the Wii U and Zombi U was my first Wii U game I played, Ever before the pack in game Nintendo land. Zombi U was not the best to play since you had to use the Gamepad. So I'm glad that you can use a regular controller now. Maybe the graphics will be cleaned up at tad. But I'm happy that I can play this without the game pad now. Even though you could use the pro controller or even the wii mote and nunchuck. Having 2 screen to look up was not good, and wasn't fun. So at least this edition does away with the 2 screen gimmick of the gamepad.

I just wished that Ubisoft had released a physical copy of Zombi for PS4/XB1

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StonerDemon

Deathtrap Dungeon remaster for PS4/Xbox One!!! Who's with me?

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josssmith82

It's great that more people will now get to enjoy this masterpiece.

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Sevenizz

Get ready for an extremely mediocre experience!

And yes, I own it.

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xolivierx

still wondering, where's the Destiny article of the day?
because I solely come on Gamespot to read about Destiny, Call of Duty, Halo and of course to get my daily ration of news not related to gaming

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Sevenizz

@xolivierx: No one's forcing you to be here.

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xolivierx

@Sevenizz : you are clearly Gamespot's new targeted demo, with your yolo swaggitos opinions and xbro avatar

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Sevenizz

@xolivierx: Hey, thanks!

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xolivierx

MGS5, Fallout 4, Battlefront, Uncharted 4, RAINBOW FRIGGIN SIX, Rockband

who's gonna have time for this last gen cricket smashing zombie game

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Quink

I see you still have to hit zombies 5+ times in the head to kill them........

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They still didnt fix the flashlight, you still cant hardly see anything even with it on. This game needs the touch of modders to fix its many problems. Good luck PC and godspeed.

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Sevenizz

@mesome713: You realize is like that on purpose, right? But leave it to modders to ruin yet another game.

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TheShorterBus

@Sevenizz: lol , why all the modder hate

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Sevenizz

@theshorterbus: As an artist - I forbid any alteration to my work. Modding is the same thing.

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TheShorterBus

@Sevenizz: modding isn't always deviant in nature, actually usually it's the exact opposite. I'm also an artist, but although I'm sure there are examples I would agree with you, I think your view is pretty narrow. Agree to disagree I guess.

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@Sevenizz: I dont think you understand how bad it is, sometimes you have to turn the flashlight off to see better.

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Sevenizz

@mesome713: Oh, I do understand as I own it. But the feeling of confinement, disorder, and lost is part of the game.

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ccgod

@Sevenizz: I remember having a flashlight on my guns in doom3 it was awesome

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tommynj

It is a good game. People will like it.

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Arsyad00

how this game break itself from the prison of Nintendo Exclusive?

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ccgod

@Arsyad00: Either had a timed clause or a must sell number to keep it exclusive and they didn't reach it

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xolivierx

@Arsyad00 :

3rd party!

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Fiskamat4

Omg its a fucking good game. Its obvious the reviwer just have bad taste and then he clamps the entire game, what an idiot. "An uninteressting world" Yeah right, good opinion there

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ccgod

@fiskamat4: graphics are a little smoother then mine craft

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Slannmage

Did they at least add more weapons other than a Cricket Bat and online coop?

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YearoftheSnake5

Looks the same, but it seems to run better. Which is to be expected.

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Oddsnake

Is it just the stream or did the framerate seem kinda low? In any case, I look forward to this! It's one of the Wii U games I really wanted to play, but the Gamepad really turned me off so I dropped it after a couple of hours. Now I can enjoy this game with a much better controller.

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Metallinatus

@oddsnake: The Gamepad is the soul of the game....

It is the biggest and almost the only differential from the other Zombie survival games.

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xbhonner

poor, poor wii U. I expect much from this console...its the xbox that should get this fate, not the wii u

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joedin2056

hhhmmm less than 24 hours to go and cant find it to pre-order on steam

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Silverline62

''Current-gen version''. Shots fired.

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Alurit

"Pricing has not been announced" 3 min in the video the guy from ubisoft australia says it's about $30 aud in australia (so probably similar worldwide). good job eddie

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dominoodle

Oh man... watching those people play...

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Sharkspawn80

Looks better on Wii U

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mr_azim

Wasn't this game terrible?

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Alurit

@mr_azim: it got some mixed reviews, but a lot of people enjoyed it and problems that critics had with the game could be fixable with some work, or could be made worse, we have to wait and see if it become a better game or not

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