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Wii U exclusive ZombiU 'could be released on PS3, Xbox 360'

But publisher Ubisoft says it wouldn't be for at least six months

Newly-announced Wii U exclusive ZombiU could eventually make its way to PS3 and Xbox 360.


Ubisoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key told IGN that new technology like Microsoft's SmartGlass and the link-up between PS3 and Vita mean a port of the Wii U game is certainly a possibility.

"ZombiU at its core was designed to be a great Wii U game and in order to make that work on other platforms they would have to change a lot of what makes the game cool," he said. "And I'm not saying that can't be done, but not in the next six months, you know?

"When we launched the Wii we had a game called Red Steel that was exclusive to the Wii and it was designed for the Wii. We talked about bringing that to other platforms, and we always kept coming back to 'what makes the game cool isn't what would make it cool on those other systems.' The brand itself we generally try to exploit everywhere we can, but I think for now it's going to be a really, really good Wii U game."

Key added: "There's definitely going to be knowledge that we gain from developing for Wii U that we'll be able to transfer not only to SmartGlass technology but also to even the cross-talk on PlayStation 3 and Vita. The whole industry is evolving towards this multiple screen mentality. We love that."

ZombiU was one of the stars of Nintendo's E3 press conference. If you missed the event, here's a three minute video summary cutting out all the boring bits.

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Our friends over at at Official Nintendo Magazine have also been taking a look at Ubisoft's newest Wii U offering, be sure to check their ZombiU hands on preview for even more details