This was in 2005. The game was Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse. Console? Not the PlayStation 2… oops. 15 years later, Aspry would like to fix things in the best possible way: reviving this classic on PlayStation 4 and 5. Better late than never, right?
For the authentic Stubbs 2005 experience, we’ve brought the game back exactly as it was back then. Same gameplay, same graphics, same user interface. Okay, we’ve also added modern resolution support, improved controls and keyboard shortcuts on modern controllers, and new trophies. But other than that, it’s the same!
Since Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse is new to PlayStation, we thought we would give you a taste of what the game is all about.
The year is 1959 and the town of Punchbowl, PA, is a beacon of progress and ideal living. The perfect combination of classic 1950s style and futuristic technology. Kind of like what we’re doing here with an old school game on high-tech consoles.
As Stubbs, you’ll wreak havoc in the idyllic, retro-futuristic town of Punchbowl.
Brain, muscular and good looking
The trick to a hostile takeover of a town like Punchbowl? Take your enemies out for a bite to eat and add them to your zombie horde. The most frightening, after all!
In your quest to find the love of your life, you’ll explore many of Punchbowl’s most awe-inspiring locations. Each standalone location features new mechanics, challenges, and (of course) new Punchbowl citizens to gnaw on. Have you ever wondered if the brain of a mad farmer tastes different than a member of the barbershop quartet on a jetpack ride? Now is your chance to find out!
Eat brains and add unwitting Punchbowl citizens to your loyal horde.
In Stubbs the Zombie, there’s more to being a zombie than just eating brains, building a horde, and terrorizing a city. It’s all this plus ungodly gas, gut pomegranates and sputum. Here’s a look at all of Stubbs’ special abilities:
- Unholy flatulence: Enemies you hit with ungodly gas might not agree, but I think it’s gas. You will get to smell like roses as you topple your enemies.
- Manor of Grenades: Always trust your instincts, especially when you can use it as a grenade. All you have to do is look inside yourself, rip your guts out, and throw them at the nearest group of opponents.
- Sputum head: No leader of a tattered zombie treasure house would be complete without a good head on his shoulders. Of course, it’s as useful as a weapon.
Against enemies with the Sputum Head special attack.
Idle hands are a zombie’s toy
We know, we know that waiting a month to get your hands on Stubbs after waiting patiently for 15 years will be tough. If you’re hungry for more Stubbs the Zombie while you wait, follow @aspyrmedia on Twitter for the latest scoop on all things Stubbs.