Last week, Woobly Tooth shared some additional details and two screenshots for Ice Station Z, their Multiplayer Open World Zombie Survival game on Nintendo 3DS. They revealed that the game would feature an “Apparel App”, accessible from the bottom screen, that lets you equip clothes.
As for voice chat, the developer has chosen to go with a “push to talk” system. You have to press Up on the D-Pad in order to send voice messages to other players (so that they don’t hear you pressing buttons while playing, or the sound/music coming from your speakers if they’re not using headphones). You will be able to mute players if you prefer (though we don’t know if you will be able to do so on a case by case basis).
When playing in multiplayer, you can become allies with other players by waving at them (they need to wave back). If you don’t, you will be able to attack them (of course, they will be able to do the same): if you manage to kill them, they will drop items for you to pick up. Once you’ve become allied with someone, you will not be able to hurt them anymore.
Unfortunately, the vehicles mentioned the other day are only for Single Player, and will apparently not be available in Multiplayer.
Next, some details about the world. While the game is indeed open-world, the world is not randomly generated: there are various locations to scavenge from, and they were all hand built. There are zombies on that island, but you can avoid them if you want: you do not have to fight if you prefer stealth.
Unfortunately, there is no building involved in Ice Station Z, which means you cannot build your own base for example: this is a survival game first and foremost, it seems.
Finally, Wobbly Tooth confirmed they do have plans to release the game in Europe, since they revealed it would get a PEGI 12 rating (Teen in North America). Unfortunately, we don’t know when it will be released in that region.
Here’s the two screenshots for Ice Station Z shared on Miiverse:
Ice Station Z (3DS eShop) comes out on November 3rd in North America, and later down the line in Europe. Our Upcoming Releases page has been updated!