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5 things you didn't know about ZombiU

New ZombiU facts disclosed

God Save The Queen. It's something we've been accustomed to hearing this summer with the Jubilee celebrations and Team GB's Olympic golds. Yet no one was expecting to hear our national anthem in a trailer for the bloodiest game to hit a Nintendo console in years. We are, of course, talking about ZombiU.

Unveiled with an amazing trailer at E3, it was one of the best Wii U games we've played so far and having been treated to the a new demo ahead of the Gamescom show in Germany this week, nothing we've seen has changed our minds.

You can read our exclusive preview, featuring yet-to-be-disclosed details, in issue 86 of Official Nintendo Magazine which goes on sale on Wednesday 25 August but the Gamescom demo reveals many things that you won't have seen before. Here are five new facts that will make you want to buy ZombiU when it is released for Wii U.

1. You can shoot zombies inside Buckingham Palace

The E3 demo featured a level outside Buckingham Palace in which you took out hordes of zombies (and took the odd zombie bite, sending you back to Shadwell Station). Now it has been revealed that you can make it beyond the palace gates and enter the Queen's abode. It looks just like a stately home with large portraits on the wall and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling but its inhabitants are very different.

There are no corgis scampering around and the Queen doesn't appear to be home as you shoot an undead member of the Queen's Guard from the top of a staircase.

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  1. trigo Wednesday 15th Aug 2012 at 09:45

    this game looks well good

  2. MartinIsAwesome Wednesday 15th Aug 2012 at 10:55

    Ah! So there is some kind of story here. That's good.
    These additional facts sound really good. I say "sound". I'm not going to invest too much until one of your reviews tells me to buy it.

  3. Samster296 Wednesday 15th Aug 2012 at 11:11

    This looks great. This game looks like the ultimate Zombie game.
    Dead Island was brilliant, a sandbox Zombie game with a massive variety of weapons. But Zombie U looks even better. I really hope this is going to be better than Dead Island.
    Another thing I would like is vehicles. It would be fun to drive around London running over zombies in the dark.

  4. m4att1 Wednesday 15th Aug 2012 at 11:11

    Blowing the queens head of with a shotgun :shock: ...

  5. 5OUNDWAVE Wednesday 15th Aug 2012 at 12:11

    Blowing the queens head of with a shotgun :shock: ...

    why would u want to blow her head off when u can beat her to death with a cricket bat :mrgreen:

  6. BB23 Wednesday 15th Aug 2012 at 16:42

    And another article that makes me want this game even more.
    I will say however, you can escape via ladders in game, fortunately the zombies haven't figured out how to climb them yet :P

  7. conn1496 Wednesday 15th Aug 2012 at 19:23

    Now I just want this game more!... It looks so good! :shock:

  8. JaySuthEFC Saturday 25th Aug 2012 at 09:41

    Looks so so good! I hope it's a launch title and not just a launch window one

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