The Zombie invasion has begun! Aspyr Media and Wideload Games today announced that the Xbox version of Stubbs the Zombie will begin shipping to retailers nationwide next week. In this third-person action game, players take on the role of the rebel himself – Stubbs, a wisecracking Zombie who takes on an ultra-modern city of the future using nothing but his own carcass and the weapons of his possessed enemies. The game's tongue-in-cheek humor, innovative combat, strong storyline and co-op gameplay option keep Stubbs the Zombie's gameplay completely unpredictable. Using the Halo engine, the game, which is rated M for Mature, has a SRP of $49.99. In November, Aspyr will continue the carnage with the release of PC and Mac versions of the game.
With as many humorous twists and turns as flying body parts, the Stubbs the Zombie game lets players control Stubbs as he lurches through several environments in and around Punchbowl, PA, a perfect city free of crime and pollution and full of hover cars and helper-robots. Pandemonium ensues as Stubbs stocks up on ‘brainfood' from unwilling Punchbowl residents, who include militia men, riot cops, prisoners and many more. Once attacked by Stubbs, they become part of Stubbs' minions and help him in his battles, which erupt everywhere from farms to police stations to the Punchbowl plaza. Players can choose to play as Stubbs alone, or grab a friend named Grubbs for multiplayer co-op action. And through it all, players piece together the amazing and surprising storyline of how Stubbs came to be a Zombie - a story of true undying love.
"After two years of keeping him cooped up in our office, it’s a pleasure to send Stubbs out into the world," said Alexander Seropian, founder and president of Wideload Games. "This is the first game for both Stubbs and Wideload, but he’s already become America’s favorite undead traveling salesman thanks to his unique blend of bloody action and black humor."
"From wickedly tongue-in-cheek jokes to a rocking retro soundtrack to gameplay that players can really sink their teeth into, Stubbs the Zombie offers up great entertainment for any game player," said Michael Rogers, president of Aspyr.