Wii U ZombiU Bundle Stumbles To North America This Month

Nintendo has confirmed that the Future Shop limited edition ZombiU Wii U bundle is in fact a real thing that will be release in both the U.S. and Canada on February 17th for $389.99.

Included in the new bundle is a black 32GB Wii U, a physical copy of Ubisoft’s ZombiU (obviously), a black Wii U Pro Controller, a special ZombiU collectible “booklet” containing artwork from the game and “never-before-seen developer commentary”, and a free download for Nintendo Land (in lieu of an actual physical copy).

Additionally, anyone who purchases this bundle will automatically be enrolled in Nintendo’s Digital Deluxe Promotion. This program allows all Deluxe Wii U owners to receive 10% back in points every time they purchase content in the Nintendo Wii U eShop. Those points can then be used to purchase future content over Nintendo’s digital service.

While the bundle does carry a $40 premium over the standard 32GB Wii U, the package actually gives you a $70 discount versus buying the Deluxe Wii U, a Pro Controller, and a copy of ZombiU separately. All things considered, its not that bad of a deal.

ZombiU didn’t exactly appeal to everyone when it launched last year, but the game seems to have found an audience with many old-school survival horror fans over the last few months. If you fall into that category of gamer, and were already interested in picking up a Wii U, this might not be a bad time to pull the trigger. Especially when you consider that Nintendo has made it fairly clear that the do not intend to reduce the MSRP of the Wii U anytime soon.

Check out the full press release for the Wii U ZombiU bundle below for additional details, and make sure to let us know in the comments if the discounted package has convinced you to pick up Nintendo’s new console.


Feb. 8, 2013

On Feb. 17, Nintendo will release a new Wii U bundle in the U.S. and Canada that is an unbelievable value for fans. The Wii U ZombiU Deluxe Set comes with all the contents of the standard Wii U Deluxe Set, plus the addition of the ZombiU game, a black Wii U Pro Controller and a collectible booklet featuring artwork from the game and never-before-seen developer commentary. Nintendo Land will also be included as a downloadable game, rather than a packed-in disc. The jam-packed ZombiU Deluxe Set will be available at a suggested retail price of $389.99, a savings of $70 if all items were purchased separately.

In addition, people who purchase this bundle are automatically enrolled in the Digital Deluxe Promotion, a program that allows Wii U owners to receive 10 percent back in points for each download they purchase in the Nintendo eShop. These points can then be used for future Nintendo eShop purchases.

Created by Ubisoft, ZombiU is a survival-horror, first-person shooter game that puts players in the shoes of a human survivor in the middle of a terrifying plague that has infected modern-day London and turned everyone into flesh-eating zombies. ZombiU continues to be well-received by audiences and features second-screen game play that uses the Wii U GamePad controller to manage items or scan for hidden secrets in real time.

The Wii U Pro Controller is compatible with many games on Wii U. In ZombiU, it can be used by another player for local multiplayer matchups. It sports an ergonomic design and is more akin to a traditional video game controller, complete with dual analog sticks.

Wii U is the revolutionary new console from Nintendo that launched on Nov. 18. Since launch, Wii U has sold more than 3 million systems worldwide, as well as more than 11 million software units. Featuring a unique second screen on the GamePad, Wii U is the home to the largest launch library in Nintendo history, including games like New Super Mario Bros. U and SiNG PARTY from Nintendo, and Assassin’s Creed III and Just Dance 4 from Ubisoft. Upcoming games like LEGO City Undercover, Pikmin 3 and Wii Fit U demonstrate that Wii U has something for every type of player.