Could Ubisoft’s Shelved Wii U Game Be ZombiU II?


Ubisoft has hinted on more than one occasion that a Wii U title is currently shelved and will not see the light of day on the console if its sale’s numbers don’t improve. The question is, what game?

“We are coming with Watch Dogs and Just Dance this year. We also have another game on the shelves that we expect to come at some point when there will be more machines,” revealed Yves Guillemot CEO of Ubisoft to computerandvideogames.

“That game is waiting for more machines to be available,” he added, in reference to the ‘availability’ of Wii U owners and, thus, potential customers.

“We are also waiting for them to achieve more sales so that we can invest more. Because the problem we have with next-gen now here, is that we are seeing less games that are on next-gen and last-gen consoles.

It’s easy to see that Ubisoft is not fond of the Wii U at the moment, so it’s highly doubtful that Ubisoft highly invested on any AAA exclusive games for the console. A cool idea would be ZombiU II, a very underrated game and easily in the top 5-survival horror games of all time in my own personal opinion.

Back in May, ZombiU developer Ubisoft Montpellier said that they were “working hard on a prototype” for the sequel, but that news update was quickly shutdown by Guillemot, stating that they were canning ZombiU II due to the lack of sales of the first game.

In another interview with Polygon, Guillemot said something similar, but this time mentioning family in the interview

“We have a game that has been done for six months. It’s on the shelf, waiting for more families to have the console,”

It’s very interesting to read that Ubisoft has a completed Wii U game, yet they are almost threatening to keep it locked and shelved if the Wii U doesn’t meet their expectations.

What do you think about this? Are you looking forward to the shelved Ubisoft game? Could they in-fact have ZombiU II done and waiting for the right moment to release it? Let us know what you think.

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  • Lucas

    I’ve been thinking about this for some time now. ZombiU showed off the Wii U’s capabilities is more ways than one. The fact that he mentioned family could mean that the next game could be local multiplayer.

  • Craig

    Or another Rayman raving rabids game. That was a huge success on the Wii. It was on of my favorite Wii games actually. This would make sense with his comment regarding “families”

  • Lucas

    @Craig Good point, how did I miss that. All games on Wii sold over 1mil.

  • Craig

    It was a great game for families. Did you ever play it.

  • Lucas

    @Craig i did, on the Wii.

  • Anon

    It’s not Zombi U. It’s a family and friends oriented game. If you read/listen to the entire interview, you’d know this.

  • heavenshitman1

    WiiU installed base has nothing to do with Ubis software success. If their game was good, it’d sell, sell, sell. Ubi obviously don’t even believe in their own games, such that they need millions of more users, upping the chance of just impulse buys etc.., to up their game sales

  • Chroma

    heavenshitman1 Couldn’t agree more. I think Ubi needs to just release their games and leave it up to the gamers.

  • Dirtyharry

    @Anon Actually it might be. Ubisoft was working on the sequel and even mentioned that they were implementing new things that would get people excited.