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'Wii U is the most innovative system on Earth': ZombiU creative director

Our game is not revolutionary, the console is

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

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  1. MartinIsAwesome Wednesday 19th Sep 2012 at 12:33

    I love how much developers are coming out in praise of the new console. I've never seen anything like it. It must be nice for Nintendo themselves to hear this kind of feedback after the criticisms of the Wii. Clearly though they've used those criticisms and worked to improve on them.

  2. Waiko Wednesday 19th Sep 2012 at 12:51

    It's new concept. Something new! I'll like it. That the game maker say Wii U is a good console! ZombiU rock! :D

  3. jaco_p Wednesday 19th Sep 2012 at 14:33

    I love how much developers are coming out in praise of the new console. I've never seen anything like it. It must be nice for Nintendo themselves to hear this kind of feedback after the criticisms of the Wii. Clearly though they've used those criticisms and worked to improve on them.


    Not being funny, but developers are going to praise a console that they're developing for aren't they? But this does look awesome

  4. shadowlugia101 Wednesday 19th Sep 2012 at 15:31

    all this praise boosts my spirits that this is going to be a great console, it also makes me want one more and more.

  5. Mmmyeah Wednesday 19th Sep 2012 at 16:45

    I love how much developers are coming out in praise of the new console. I've never seen anything like it. It must be nice for Nintendo themselves to hear this kind of feedback after the criticisms of the Wii. Clearly though they've used those criticisms and worked to improve on them.


    Not being funny, but developers are going to praise a console that they're developing for aren't they? But this does look awesome

    They don't necessarily, especially with the games that have already been developed on other consoles and are merely being ported over. The developers of these games could easily complain that they aren't happy with the console.

    Plus we haven't seen developers who aren't developing at all complaining about the Wii U(except for when IGN posts one of their 'rumors' that Nintendo is the worst thing in the world of gaming ever), which is something that did happen with the Wii a bit.

    Anyway, just because developers are making a game for a console doesn't mean that they have to constantly be praising it. The sort of praise Ubisoft have been dishing out is more than just developers praising the console because they want the game to sell.

  6. Layton link Wednesday 19th Sep 2012 at 18:48

    well what else is he going to say,its a awful boring and non original idea?
    hes the developer ..hes not gonna say bad things about his own game..

  7. TwilightLink77 Wednesday 19th Sep 2012 at 19:36

    I just want to know (if it is possible) what sort of price UK retailers may have settled on for selling the games as this will determine whether I get two games or no games on the 30th of November...

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