Ubisoft’s ZombiU is one of the most anticipated third party games for the Wii U, and definitely one of those titles “hardcore” gamers will surely check out. Ubisoft’s Gabrielle Shrager, one of the writers on ZombiU, recently gave an interview where she revealed a few more details on the multiplayer aspects of ZombiU.
From what it seems. ZombiU will have some pretty sweet online features. Shrager says that players will be notified of their friends progress in the game, if they have been infected, and where they are. Then you’ll be able to go there and “mercy-kill them”, as Shrager puts it, and loot their gear. The Wii U game will also include stats tracking and online leaderboards.
Another feature is the ability to leave messages to other players. We recently saw this in a screenshot, where players used the Wii U GamePad to select a symbol to spray paint in the game. Now it turns out that those symbols are actually players leaving clues and messages to each other. However, you won’t be able to write words, it appears, since there could be a lot of abuse done that way. Therefore, messages are limited to signs and symbols (see image below).
Finally, Shrager touches up on the competitive multiplayer modes in ZombiU. There won’t be any online modes, instead, there will be 3 offline modes, including a local “asymmetric multiplayer mode”, as she puts it. One player uses the GamePad to dispatch and control zombies, while the other player tries to survive and complete a mission. The other two modes are death match and “assault”.
So far, the game is looking pretty good, but we already knew that. For more on ZombiU, check out the latest screenshots and the latest trailer. ZombiU will be available on launch day, and will be bundled with the European Wii U Deluxe set instead of Nintendo Land.