This latest developer diary for the ZombiU game doesn't just show the game's geographical inspiration – London, but it also explores some of the game's characters and the man who foresaw the zombie apocalypse centuries ago.

The events of ZombiU are fictionalized around the apocalyptic visions of real-life 16th century mathematician, astrologer, and occultist John Dee. In the game, Dee's Black Prophecy appears to have come true, and a stalwart band of survivors are helping the character as they search for the same cure Dee sought centuries ago.

ZombiU is a Wii U launch-day game, and will hit on November 18.

Also check out the first developer diary, here.