Previously Wii U-exclusive survival horror ZombiU has appeared in a listing by the Australian Classification Board.
Earlier this year, rumors surfaced that the game – which was a launch title for Nintendo’s successor to the Wii – was to make its way over to the Xbox One and PS4. In 2013, Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemott stated that the game had failed to make a profit, halting plans for a sequel. But if the port of the game manages to do well, then perhaps the publisher will think again.
Zombi, as it is now apparently known, has been rated MA15+ in Australia for “Strong horror violence, blood and gore” – the same rating received by the original back in 2012.
The game has been listed as “modified” from the Wii U version, which likely refers to changes made due to the lack of the second screen on the Wii U gamepad (which featured heavily in the original), as well as changes to the game’s code in order to get it running on Sony and Microsoft’s consoles.
Ubisoft has yet to officially confirm the port’s existence, but it seems almost certain that Zombi will receive a release later this year – most likely as a digital download, rather than as a physical retail release. An Ubisoft spokesperson responded to our request for comment with the standard “We do not comment on rumor or speculation” line.
If you’re not familiar with the original ZombiU, then why not have a read of our review? Jeremy Wojdyla reviewed the game for Coninue Play, awarding it 7/10.
“Despite many of ZombiU‘s shortcomings, overall it’s a unique, enjoyable, and scary endeavor,” Jeremy wrote in his ZombiU review. “The atmosphere is unsettling at times and it managed to secure a place in my personal list of the top 10 horror games I’ve ever played. If other games implement the gamepad like ZombiU does, I look forward to playing them.”