Zombi might not have lit up the market as much as Ubisoft hoped when they brought the low-selling Wii U game to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this year, but it’s still got a shot at a different market next year. Ubisoft has announced that Zombi will be getting a retail release early next year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
The game was originally a launch title for the Wii U back in 2012, having the player stalk through the zombie-infested streets of London while trying to stay alive and escape. The re-release this year brought (slightly) enhanced visuals, a new UI to account for the lack of the Wii U’s gamepad, and a variety of other little improvements.
Zombi will release physically for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on January 21st, 2016.
Well, this is strange. According to a new report, the developers of the Wii U-exclusive ZombiU are currently in the process of porting the game to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
This news was revealed by Unseen64, which has a proven track record for these kinds of things. The site’s Tamaki posted a video on YouTube that claims this information comes from a source that is familiar with the publisher. He then goes on to say that Ubisoft may announce the game at next week’s E3, though he’s unsure on that matter.
The site previously reported that the developers were originally working on a sequel to the game, though that was cancelled due to the poor sales of the original game. Knowing that information, it makes a lot of sense that they would try to bring the game to systems with a far greater install base.
My main question about this, however, is what are they gonna call it? They can’t call it ZombiU, because the U is for Wii U. Will the PlayStation 4 version be called Zombi4 and the Xbox One version called ZombiOne? I’m really interested to see where they go with that if this information is legit.
Check out Tamaki’s video on the matter directly below.