Gabrielle Shrager of Ubisoft has confirmed that ZombiU does not feature online multiplayer. As someone who would have loved fighting alongside you — the readers — against hordes of zombies, this is a shame. But the game does feature “a local Asymmetric Multiplayer mode” that does sound incredible.
Known as Survivors vs. King of Zombies, this mode is deemed “asymmetric” because both players (it’s a one vs. one experience) have completely different perspectives and experiences. Whichever player is deemed “the King of Zombies” can control hordes of zombies with the GamePad. The goal? Kill the survivor.
The survivor, on the other hand, has the opposite goal: survive. It sounds like the single player-experience, but having someone controlling the zombies rather than the AI taking care of it should be a ton of fun. Or at least, this is still the game I’m the most excited for at the launch of the Wii U.