ZombiU Creative Director Jean-Phillipe Caro has refused to take credit for reinventing the survival horror genre with his new game, insisting that they've only been able to make the Wii U launch game because of the Wii U. A machine he calls "the most innovative on Earth."
In an exclusive interview with Official Nintendo Magazine, Caro said: "We never wanted to reinvent any genre but the fact that is when we decided to change from Killer Freaks to ZombiU we had to rethink what we were going to do."
Caro admitted that he had been inspired not only by zombie games but by comics and movies as well. "What we have done is talk about old games, old movies, comics - what we like in life about zombies. You have a galaxy of zombie games, movies, comics - the genre is almost dead. People are saying always: the zombie genre is dead.
"We are not reinventing, we are recycling. What we wanted to do is not a revolution of the survival horror game but what we like is the survival aspect while the horror is part of the zombie thing."
Despite this, Caro did say that they have come up with something original. "I think we are making something fresh with the most innovative console. The Wii U is the most innovate system for the moment on Earth. We didn't have to make a big innovation on our side - it was all here on the system so that was easier for us."
You can read the full interview with Jean-Phillipe Caro on ONM in which he explains How to survive in ZombiU