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AC3, Far Cry and WiiU Headline Ubisoft’s PAX Prime Line up

Posted on August 25, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

The 2012 edition of PAX Prime, the Penny Arcade Expo, is set to take the gaming world by storm in just a week’s time. Ubisoft among other developers will be on the show floor with their latest games for late 2012 and early ’13..

Several unique experiences await attendees including the ability to go hands on Assassin’s Creed III a full two months before release. They can also check out ZombieU, the upcoming survival horror title for the Nintendo Wiiu, as well as Far Cry 3 and Rayman Legends. By pre-ordering any of the mention titles fans can score an exclusive pre-order T-Shirt.

The full Ubisoft lineup will be available at booths 612, 632 and 832. Are you excited for any of these titles? Let us know in the comments!


Death Is Not The End: The First ZombieU Gameplay

Posted on June 5, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

The lead designer of the newly announced ZombieU for the Nintendo Wiiu, Gabrielle Shrager, debuted the first gameplay footage from the title this afternoon.

One of the hooks that sets the ZombieU apart from other modern horror games is that your character only has one life. Once your avatar has met its untimely demise you’ll be warped to the body of another survivor in a similar situation, so death isn’t necessarily a game over, but this is an interesting mechanic.

Once you’ve been warped into your body your task becomes to track down your former survivor. You’ll have to defeat them in order to recover your backpack, which acts as the gains inventory.

The idea of no death penalty is interesting, but Ubisoft still hasn’t outlined how exactly players will reach the end of the game. Hopefully we’ll find out more as the development of ZombieU continues. Check out the first gameplay video after the jump.

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