WiiU zombie game resurrects on Xbox One

The rather inventive post-apocalyptic zombie action game, Zombi has finally launched on current gen consoles. The game was originally called, ZombiU and was an exclusive title for Nintendo’s WiiU video game console (hence the “U” in the title). ZombiU made great use of the WiiU gamepad’s second screen which was used to sort inventory and open doors in real-time while zombies could be seen approaching and/or attacking on the main TV screen. This game mechanic created a level of tension that’s often lacking in modern zombie games.

This specific feature will naturally be absent in the Xbox One console version due to the lack of a second screen on the Xbox One controller, most of its other features will be making the transition such as the way the game deals with the player’s death. While most games simply respawn a killed character with all of their items in an area close to where they died, when a character dies in Zombi, they stay dead and the player must start again from the beginning as an entirely new character who must fight their way back to where the previous character had died and kill that character, who has since turned into a zombie, if they want to get all of their items back. It’s an idea that’s challenging but also adds to the in-game world as all the characters that die become the zombies that populate it.

Here’s the official description:

London is falling. Are you prepared? The Last Blight is upon us. It was foretold. For the second time in history, a great plague has shrouded London in a fog of death. Big Ben tolls as thousands of unprepared die, or worse, are infected by a sickness more gruesome than death. You’re still breathing, for now, but how long will you survive the labyrinth of London’s streets and underground canals, abandoned by the outside world and surrounded by infected? The horrifying remains of humanity, ravaged by the terrifying disease, are shuffling through the streets, waiting at every turn to prey on your living flesh. The nail-biting survival experience of ZombiU™ has been upgraded for download and now is available to everyone on Xbox One. Zombi takes the power of the latest generation of hardware to bring you a new level of horror. Test your will to survive, but beware: death is permanent, and one wrong move can cause you to lose everything.

Will you be checking out Zombi on the Xbox One? It really is a game that offers something different than the average action game and for its relatively cheap price, it’s definitely worth a look.

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