ZombiU was one of the more heralded launch games for the system that was designed to immerse you in a zombie survival experience like no game had before it. We covered the game, and even did a multi-part playcast on the game that you can check out.
Ubisoft has announced that the game will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on August 18th. The game will be rebranded as Zombi. Fans of the game had hoped that it would start a new franchise that would be exclusive to Wii U, but Ubisoft President Yves Guillmont has gone on record saying the original release was not profitable for the company.
According to the developer the game is being optimized for the current systems. It will be interesting to see how the game transitions to the platforms that don’t have the tablet as that was an integral part of the experience on Wii U, allowing you to manage inventory without having to pause the game. That also meant that zombies could sneak up on you while you were paying attention to the Game Pad creating an atmosphere that may be hard to match, even with the power of the newer consoles.