ZombiU reveals Wii U and Miiverse notification system
ZombiU is one of the most anticipated Wii U launch games — certainly the most anticipated third party launch game — and we have been getting more and more info about Ubisoft’s survival horror shooter lately. ZombiU was playable at GamesCom in Germany recently, and German site Nintendo-Online.de got a chance to play the game at the event. The gameplay video shows the ZombiU gameplay we’ve become familiar with, but it also shows what appears to be a hint of the Wii U notification system, possibly related to Miiverse. The two screen-caps below appear to be showing notifications from other players in-game. While the icon appears to look like a “trophy” on the first image, the second image clearly shows that it’s not — it’s a human head/placeholder for a user avatar. Check it out:
Developers are free to include Miiverse in their games, and some of the features in Nintendo’s new social network include achievements (now called “Accomplishments“), a chat and messaging system, player profiles, a Twitter-like news feed, screenshots sharing, video chat, and more.