ZombiU (formerly known as Killer Freaks from Outer Space) is a first-person shooter survival horror game from Ubisoft released exclusively for the Wii U console as a launch title. The player can assume the roles of various survivors during the game. The game is a reboot of Ubisoft's first commercial game, Zombi.
The player controls a random survivor who must attempt to survive a zombie apocalypse running amok in London. The game is controlled using the Wii U Gamepad, which has various context sensitive uses such as assisting in aiming certain weapons and unlocking doors. Its most common use is to access the survivor's 'Bug-Out Bag', which is used to store various items and weapons, although the player is vulnerable whilst attempting to access his/her bag. If a player is killed by a zombie, which can occur with a single bite from them, their character will permantely die and the player will then take on the role of a new survivor. But, if the player has a shot of Virucide, the survivor will inject the Virucide into the zombie, therefore killing it and sparing the survivor. The previous character then becomes a zombie which the player can defeat to retrieve any items or weapons their bag contained. The game will also feature online multiplayer, with friends alerted of a player's death so they may try and obtain their gear.
400 years ago, Welsh astronomer John Dee creates an apocalyptic prophecy known as The Black Prophecy which will be fulfilled in the year of 2012. "The Prepper", an "ex-army, no-nonsense" man sees this apocalypse coming and prepares, whilst a secret society known as the Ravens of Dee researches his predictions to find a way to stop them from being realized. In November 2012, the Black Prophecy begins to be realized in the form of a zombie outbreak in London, United Kingdom. Survivors hide in the Prepper's bunker, with one (the player) being chosen to confront the zombies, supported by Raven leader Sandra. Meanwhile, one of the Queen's doctors, Dr. Knight, searches for the fabled panacea under Buckingham Place.