ZombiU Creators Weren't Sure Their Game's Hardest Mode Could Be Beaten. But Someone A Bunch of People Just Did.

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If you play ZombiU's special Survival mode you only get one life for the whole game. Death is death. No respawning as another character, which is what happens in ZombiU's already-tough (and very fun) normal mode.

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The creators of the game say they didn't even know if that tougher Survival mode could be cleared, not until very recently. From a recent chat between the game's top Ubisoft creators, including producer Xavier Poix, and Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata:

Xavier Poix: I should add that up to a few days before work on the game was finished, we still didn't know whether it was possible to complete Survival mode to begin with.

Iwata: What? Are you serious? (Laughs)

Poix: I think it must have been only two or three days before we finished work on the game before anyone made it all the way to the end. In the bug database for Survival mode, someone had reported the funniest bug that I'd ever seen in all my life as a developer, saying that the game is too hard and can't be finished. (Laughs)

Iwata: To all the gamers in the world reading this, Ubisoft has thrown down the gauntlet!

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Well, lo and behold, someone has finally beaten Survival mode. In the game itself Ubisoft's developers are giving them credit. We screencapped this in the game. The developers have been peppering their game with messages like this since launch:

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Pretty cool.

CORRECTION: Turns out that that was actually the ninth person to clear the game's brutal mode. We'd missed the message hailing the original amazing eight.

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#corrections

Nearly the whole article is wrong. He would be the ninth person to beat survivor mode. Myself, (DeDeDe) along with 8 others were already on the wall for beating it as early as last week. In fact, the first five of us beat it within hours of each other. ChristmasGT was the first, and I can assume that the new message is to show a name not on this original list.

Look at the survival leaderboards, as anyone with a gold star(yes seriously) has cleared the game in that particular mode.

EDIT: my attempts to post a screencap of the original list are ending in monumental failure. Either way, If you want the image, I can provide it at this link