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Latest ZombiU Trailer Shows Off GamePad Controls

| 13 Sep 2012 17:46

Utilize your inventory to survive a zombie-infested London in ZombiU.

"There is no saving the world. No evacuation, no cure, no respite." This is the hopeless situation presented in the newest trailer for ZombiU, a Wii U exclusive from Ubisoft that was announced earlier this year. In addition to needing to know how to use firearms, survival in a time of zombie apocalypse appears to also depend on the player's ability to "scavenge for supplies" and stock his or her safehouse, adding some strategy to what could have been a fairly standard zombie shooter.

The trailer gives a glimpse of the television and GamePad screen during the single-player campaign, showing some of the controller's uses. Selecting and upgrading weapons, inventory management, and navigating the world map can all be done from the GamePad, without having to bring up a separate menu on the main screen. The GamePad screen is also used as a sniper scope in the video, and it will be interesting to see what other weapon-specific uses it has in the full game.

Though it still doesn't have an official launch date in North America, ZombiU is slated to be released during the Wii U's launch window, which means any time between November 18 and next March.

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