A couple of weeks ago the Microsoft store leaked the fact that a Stubbs The Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse remaster was on the way, with game listed for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Now, Aspyr Media has confirmed that the remaster for Stubbs The Zombie in Rebel Without A Pulse is real, and it is not just limited to the Xbox family of consoles. The game will also be available to play on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5 via backward compatibility.
According to Aspyr, the controls have been reworked to suit more modern styles of play, and achievements/trophies have been added giving some extra challenges to accomplish.
What is Stubbs The Zombie?
The game is a comedic twist on the zombie apocalypse, set in 1959 with the eponymous Stubbs rising from the dead and leading growing ranks of undead to topple the city of Punchbowl in the name of love. Stubbs has a number of undead abilities including zombie sputum, gut grenades and flatulence, using them to kill and convert humans to your cause.
First released in 2005, the game was developed by Wideload and was the first original title published by long-time Mac porting house Aspyr – a company that has just now been snapped up by Embracer Group. Of note, Wideload Games was founded by Alex Seropian, one of the co-founder of Bungie, who used his ties to the Xbox first party company to license the Halo engine for Stubbs the Zombie. You can really see that tie in the game’s sticky grenades and physics. Stubbs the Zombie was fairly late to the party when it released on the original Xbox in 2005, just a month before the launch of the Xbox 360, but with a complimentary release on PC and Mac, it was a moderate success.
Stubbs The Zombie in Rebel Without a Cause will be available on March 16th, and is available to pre-order now.
Source: Press Release