At E3 2011, Ubisoft unveiled Killer Freaks from Outer Space, an original IP set to capitalize on the unique abilities of Wii U. At the time, Ubisoft described the game by saying “The dangerous and degenerate creatures from outer space we call FREAKS seek to eradicate the human species with single-minded fury.”
While that game looked promising, Ubisoft announced during its press conference thisyear that Killer Freaks is no more. Instead, it’s been transformed into zombie survival horror game ZombiU. During E3, host Aisha Tyler noted that “as the game was developed, the tone shifted a bit” and the killer freaks “slowly evolved” into zombies. For slightly more detail, we spoke to Ubisoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key about exactly what happened.