Zombi U 2 listed by Amazon France for Oct. 17th, 2015 release
One of the most under-rated games in recent memory is Zombi U. The 2012 Wii U launch title apparently didn’t sell well enough to satisfy Ubisoft despite moving half a million copies. The game had its fair share of bad reviews at launch though it has attained a cult status as a horror favorite. Personally I really loved how much it penalized death.
Today, a listing on Amazon France pointed towards Zombi U 2 actually releasing despite Ubisoft saying they had cancelled the sequel. Oddly enough the listing says Zombi U 2 will be published by Namco Bandai, not Ubisoft. Could Ubisoft look for outside publishing help? Or did Namco acquire the rights to the franchise once Ubisoft ditched it, possibly in a sale between the two companies? Who knows.
The listing says the game will release on October 17th, 2015. That’s such a specific date that it doesn’t look to be a place holder.
I’d take this with a grain of salt for now. Personally I’d love to see a Zombi U sequel, whether it was on Wii U or not, but Ubisoft hasn’t given us much reason to believe it will happen.