Stubbs The Zombie Is Returning To Modern Consoles And PC


Stubbs is coming back from the dead again, with the news that 2005 game Stubbs The Zombie In Rebel Without A Pulse is due for a re-release in 2021. Initially announced for Switch on Nintendo’s latest Direct, the game was subsequently confirmed for PS4 and PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, as well as for PC via Steam.

Stubbs the Zombie released for the original Xbox and PC in 2005, with a quirky take on the zombie genre that sees players masterminding a zombie apocalypse at the head of a zombie horde. The original game was generally well received, with GameSpot’s original review giving it a score of 7.8/10, saying: “Eating the brains of the living to form a massive army of the undead is extremely satisfying, often hilarious, and, unfortunately, almost painfully brief.” The game was never a big hit, however, which is probably why Stubbs is only getting a re-release and not a full remaster or remake.

The Xbox announcement page keeps expectations low for the re-release, with an introduction written from Stubbs’ perspective reading: “That’s right, baby. I’m back and better than ever. Well, I’m actually exactly the same as I was back in 2005. I was already pretty great though, so there’s that.”

The PS4 announcement reads in the same tone, announcing Stubbs The Zombie as “the port that nobody asked for”–despite this being Stubbs’ first ever appearance on a PlayStation console.

The original game was the debut game from Wideload Games, a studio that was shut down in 2014 after being acquired by Disney. Publisher Aspyr is still around, and are responsible for the re-release.

Stubbs The Zombie In Rebel Without A Pulse will be re-releasing for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam on March 16.

Now Playing: Stubbs The Zombie: Rebel Without A Pulse – Official Rerelease Trailer | Nintendo Direct

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