Sep 14th, 2012

One of the most anticipated Wii U launch games is Ubisoft’s ZombiU. The survival horror shooter has gotten plenty of coverage over the past few months, where we’ve seen lots of screenshots and trailers. Now we can confirm that the game will run in full 1080p HD on the Wii U. Another Ubisoft title, Assassin’s Creed 3, is rumored to be running at 1080p as well.

Ubisoft has also released some brand new ZombiU screenshots, showing off some new environments and a few new ways to use the GamePad (you can use it spray paint tags, apparently!). You can find the screenshots below, and be sure to check out the latest trailer here.

New ZombiU screenshots

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  • DVE

    Day one purchase for me ;-)!

    • AKA-Link77

      Yah! šŸ˜€ Its in 2nd for the most anticipated game for Wii Uā„¢! 1st is NS Mario Bros. Uā„¢. šŸ™‚

      • Whoobin

        For me it’s Pikmin 3! Finally, after 8 LONG years we get a sequel to Pikmin 2!

      • Madmagican

        for me, Pikmin 3 and ZombiU are tied for first, but I guess I’m not the general public

      • Dk

        You’re wrong sir.
        I’d say the most anticipated are Smash bros u and zelda u
        After that I’d say its probably pikmin 3/new starfox/new fzero

      • CaptainIcy

        Well, I’m sure we can all agree that it’s the most anticipated third-party game for WiiU!

        Or Rayman Legends….:P

      • slon

        for me the most anticipated Wii U games are new Zelda and Super Mario Galaxy 3 if that last one even happens to be šŸ™‚

  • Shankovich

    ooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh bbaaaaayyyybeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Mike

    Figures, the system is capable of it, so why not?

  • Stugorna

    Icredible how detailed the textures are and how much depht there are in the colours and lightning. The picture with Tower bridge looks like a Rembrant!

    • Nintedward

      Indeed , bare in mind aswell , this game has been mostly developed with early dev kits . So it won’t suprise me if this game doesn’t even show half of what the wiiu is capable of .
      The games that come in 2014 will be the ones when we say ”the ps3 would of imploded if it tried to do that”

      • darkmanext

        yeah the ps3 can’t even handle 1080p upscaling most games slow down and have horrible frame rates. At least 360 can upscale. Wii U is a beast. Outputing better than some computers.

        • EPICGAMER111

          PS3 SUCKS

          • B4short

            As a hardcore gamer I’m excited about Wii u rendered even (im 40 and never done b4 lol). But unfortunatly its not competing against ps3 in 2014 it’ll b going against ps4. What sold me was I’m ready for something different that does not require standing to play. Not bashing the Wii but after 10 hrs on my feet at work I wanna sit. Zombiu is exactly what I’ve been waiting for. Will I get ps4? Depends on what they do with it

        • chulonyc

          You sound like a butthurt Fa% lol The wii u wont hae games even looking as good as Uncharted 2 for like three years and by then games like “The last of us” will literally smash anything it offers. Lol yeah thats a beast alright. Go check what the ppl who have played all the versions of the new games on each console say. If anything Wii u doesnt look better than any of them and some wii u versions look worse.

  • Gamer

    I seriously need to make money and fast.

    • Nintedward

      Do you have a spare kiddney ?

      • EPICGAMER111


      • Gamer(fake)

        No….I HAVE 2

    • TheMan

      I have job for you right down here.
      My zipper is broken and needs to be fixed.

  • Nintedward

    Awesome , the fact the wiiu has a FULL 1080p HD game (not upscaled) at launch is incredible and proves it is Pretty darn powerfull .

    This will only add to how good this game is !! And luckily for me I just pre pre ordered the Deluxe Zombiu Bundle from my local games Dojo šŸ˜€

    • Nintedward

      If you wanto see jaggies on zombiu , you better get the binoculars out .

      • Macarony64

        Or look at the shirt the zombie did not have time to get the shirt iron

        • Macarony64

          By iron i meant the loundry

      • Lusunup

        jaggies are monsters from monster hunters just saying. Oh and i cant wait for monster hunter tri ultimate for Wii U!!!!

  • James

    W000t! “Buy 2 get 1″… What a deal!!!!1111111one one one eleven eleven
    (picture 6)

  • Gamer

    A real Zombie game @ 1080P @ 60 frames per second freaking out day 1. Can someone sing London bridge with me “Yeah.”

    • Macarony64

      Londom bridge is falling down falling down falling down,is that the song?

  • Ryu No Hadouken

    Is that a weapon customization table a la Dead Island?! SEEMS LEGIT

    • Zeta

      Yea, apparently you can customize your weapons to make them stronger, things like magazine capacity, single barrel to double barrel etc.

      You also have player skills which can be upgraded as you use weapons increasing accuracy, reducing reload time.

      • Ryu No Hadouken

        cool….thanks for the info

  • Macarony64

    Please be gentle whit the greats news, i though my body was ready yesterday but i almost did not make it

    • Nintedward

      I passed out at half elevenPM UK time . I woke up at 6AM to watch the japanese nintendo direct , and stayed up being Hit by news all day long .
      By the time it got to 11 my once strong and capable body was just a ruined mess .
      My body was in no shape or form ready for yesterday.

      • Macarony64

        Went the event was over i fealt like if i have a fight whit a pitbull and i won

        • Nintedward

          LOL!!!! . hahaha

  • Baro

    Day one purchase!!

  • Christopher

    So this is going to be one of the many few Wii U titles at launch that will have native 1080p visuals?… thank goodness I pre-ordered this game =3

  • Kahhhhyle

    Wasn’t this expected? Then again not I guess most games on current gen consoles don’t do it even if it’s capable

  • Britton

    Always good to hear. I like Ubisoft.

  • darkmanext

    feel the power. Nintendo power šŸ™‚

  • NicNac

    I saw 1080P. I almost had a heart attack. Def. day one buy for me!

  • steph

    off topic… but does anyone know if the wii u pro controller will work with classic games bought online?

    • Albinopig

      If you mean on the VC then yes šŸ™‚

  • Neonridr

    no current gen game runs at 1080p natively without some form of upscaling done by the system. I think this news was hoped for, but never expected, since Nintendo themselves stated that their first party games will only run in 720p natively. If Assassin’s Creed, ZombiU, Batman and maybe Mass Effect can run in 1080p, then that would be a huge accomplishment for the system out of the gates..

    • PSWii60

      Actually its just their 1st party launch titles that they said would run in 720p. The “Super Mario” series and “Zelda” series could still be 1080p

    • mojojojo888

      I believe they confirmed somewhere that Mass Effect will be 720p unfortunately, but from what I’ve seen the rumor of 1080p for Creed and Batman still seem to be legit, so….keeping fingers crossed!

      • R U sure

        i fail to see 720p as unfortunate its a perfectly acceptable res can we all step away from the pixel fanboy ade lol

  • Tom Fitz

    So…a currently unreleased launch HD title for a console superior to that of the 360 and PS3 runs in 1080p…but a title for a previous generation console that has been released for almost half a year (perfectly allowing the developers to understand the Wii U’s features and capabilities within that gap between the game’s initial release and the console’s launch date) remains only 720p? EA…EXPLAIN!!! Don’t want to sound unappreciative of having ME3 on Wii U, I’m grateful but Wii U is definitely more than capable of running ME3 at 1080p!!!

  • nintendofreak

    cool when can spray…i wanna fill london with graffity

  • Shulololol

    can’t wait to kick zombie asses. I hope Zombi-Pachter is in this. Then we can get friends. After i shot him in is face.

    I guess he will look like in real life. hahahah. now i am afraid of myself.

  • SteampunkJedi

    While I’m very glad that this game is so anticipated, I prefer non-horrific games. For anyone who likes this type of genre I think it will be an awesome game.

  • macabre6

    The return of true survival horror. A must buy for me.

  • Trev

    But how many frames per second will it run? If it runs at 60 framed per second it would really show those anti Nintendo guys that Nintendo is here to stay!

  • Trev

    But why is mass effect only running 720 p

    • Macarony64

      The same question was asked to frozen bites and they say tha puting a game in 1080 was just not a few changes. But have to do to the sise of the textures what ever that means

      • Derp

        They are probably saying that if they put the game in 1080p, you will notice the individual pixels in the textures. If you notice each individual pixel in a texture, then it would ruin the illusion of having “crisp and fully defined” texures. The game wasn’t built to be 1080p, so they think it is best to keep it at its designed 720p.

  • Neonridr

    i think people misunderstood my comment above. I was saying no current gen games (360/PS3) run in 1080p, they are only upscaled to look like it. The fact that Nintendo has a few games already running in 1080p is a very good sign for them.

    Now take away those thumbs down!!! šŸ˜‰

  • Macarony64

    I think piionu is the 1 giving the dislikes havent see him in a wile bet he has ben own

  • metroidfusion2

    Actually there are several games that run at native 1080p and 60fps on the wii u I will make a list and I’m sure there are more games on the way

  • steph

    apparently someone went on a dislike spree..

    what an inspiration to us all….


    I wonder what the rating will be i bet teen

    • Macarony64

      lol,you are joking right

      • EPICGAMER111

        or possibly m

  • dan

    can someone reply to my question…is1080P is only good if you have a huge TV..other wise the graphics looks same sharpness if I play it on smaller TV? or does 1080P make the game look better? or just sharper on big screen? cause my GOW 3 looks great on composite cable on 21 inches but crappy on 30 inches LCD same cable… lol

    • ei8bitNinty

      The game look sharper, more detailed and yes, looks better in 1080p. You will not see the difference in a smaller TV, let say a 32 inch LED/LCD TV run 720p compare to 1080p reso. You will see the difference if you have 46 inch – 60 inch for 720p compare to a 1080p.

  • dan

    can someone reply to my question…is1080P is only good if you have a huge TV..other wise the graphics looks same sharpness if I play it on smaller TV? or does 1080P make the game look better? or just sharper on big screen? cause my GOW 3 looks great on composite cable on 21 inches but crappy on 30 inches LCD same cable… lol

    • Draco Breach

      As televisions get larger, the gap between pixels increases. Therefore, it is far more essential to pack more pixels into a larger television than a smaller television.

      You’ll also notice that while composite cables are recognized as 480i; it’s a bit of a stretch to say that. They barely fill out 360 interlaced pixels.

      Strictly speaking, the number of pixels does not make the game ‘look better’ actually. Instead, it smooths the image out over a larger surface area. It’s the same idea as a photo. A 3MP picture looks just as good as a 12MP picture at a smaller size. As you blow it up, the 12MP maintains smoother edges and sharper contrasts.

  • Neonridr


    1080p looks great, even on a smaller screen. Obviously it’s harder to appreciate the differences on a smaller TV, but overall everything will look cleaner and sharper and more vibrant, even with a small screen.

    But a bigger screen never hurts.

  • Alex

    This is amazing, I am sick and tired of so many trolls saying that the WiiU graphics are 2005, I wish they would just Shut Up and play the WiiU for once since the WiiU graphics is almost good as the PC.

    • Bravyoura

      True, if you have 10 year old PC f###ing Nintedard.

  • Jetty

    Lol no difference, I’m still on SDTV.

  • dojo

    so my bro is gunna get me a wiiu and i must pay him back hes gunna get me it so he can get a bunch of reward points so really its win lose cuz he gets the points but to me as long as im the owner of the wiiu its win win

  • dojo

    i also am gunna go out get this looks really fun

  • not full is not fullest

    if 1080p is full HD then plwase explain 2k 4k 6k 8k etc there is no such thing as full HD its a cup that can never be filled the pixel count can jusy keep going up i really do cring when people say FULL HD juast say 1080p for crying out loud

    if my screen is 4k then how is 1080p the fullest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ei8bitNinty

      1080p is FULL HD. 4k is ULTRA FULL HD.

      4K TV is very very expensive technology for now. I think 3 – 4 years from now… this will be a new TV for the consumer.

  • Smitty

    have we got a source for this, acIII has been confirmed as running at 720p not 1080p. I am getting a wiiu day one but am keeping my expectations on the graphical front very realistic (especially for the cost of the machine). I do not believe that zombiu will run in native 1080p if a first party 2d scroller does.not…

    • Gern Blanston

      I’m also hoping they share their source. And considering that no other Wii U games are 1080p (except for 2D non-Mario games), it’s hard to believe.

  • jedidethfreak

    I hate to be that guy, but, source?

  • TheUNation

    The Zombi Regginator loves French food.

  • Behind you

    The 2nd photo/screenshot was from the trailer rip off.still amazing game in getting it launch day

  • Dekka

    Though there isn’t a source, you’ll notice that the new screenshots from Ubisoft are in 1080p, when before they were all in 720p.

    • jedidethfreak

      Upconversion means that this means nothing.

    • Gern Blanston

      Actually none of the screens are 1080p. The official ones from Ubisoft are all up to 720p, nothing more.

  • Jbaeza

    Too bad my TV is only 720p šŸ™ gosh im gonna be broke November 18, so many good games!!!

    • R U sure

      id wager your tv is 1366x768p iv never actually come across a 720p tv real old hd lcds were like 1024×720 but 99.9% of non 1080p hd tv sets are 1366x768p not 720p

      never understand people saying that laptops and tvs most are 768p funy enough thats a nice resolution not to heavy not low sweet spot maybe we see some wiiu games in it lol

      • Jbaeza

        You might be right, I just thought that’s what you called non 1080p or 1080i HDTV. Nice to know! I guess I wasn’t exactly thinking much into it.

  • Phishfood

    A lot of other sites are referencing wiiudaily about this claim but no one can seem to find the source. I take it this whole thing is just a big lie to bring in the hits. By the way even if the Wii U upscales the game to 1080p it doesn’t mean anything unless the game is being rendered at 1920*1080 resolution.

  • Billy

    Nice! But where’s the sources for this news story?

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