THQ have announced an agreement whereby the company will distribute Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel without a Pulse in PAL territories. Guaranteed to turn heads, this third-person Action game is an original IP by Bungie Studio veterans that uses an updated Halo: Combat Evolved engine to deliver a stirring tale of one man’s hunger for love, justice… and brains. The game is scheduled to be released in February 2005.
Under the terms of the agreement, THQ will distribute the title on Xbox in all territories outside North America and Japan and for the PC in all territories outside North America, Japan, Russia, Slovenia, Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic.
“We’re excited to be able to bring this unique and innovative title to PAL territories,” stated Ian Curran, senior vice president, THQ (UK) Ltd. “Working with Aspyr gives us a great opportunity to grow our global business and strengthen our position as a leading video game publisher.”
“THQ’s expertise in managing key brands makes them an excellent partner,” said Vip Patel, vice president, Aspyr Europe. “We’re confident that their team will do a great job getting Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel Without A Pulse into the hands of eagerly awaiting fans,”
Playing as a Zombie – with the ability to give those unpleasant, violent humans a piece of your mind…by eating theirs – you run amok possessing humans, using limbs as body parts and destroying an entire city. Eating human brains results in slowly creating a small army of AI Zombie buddies, who, much as yourself, have the ability to rip off their own limbs for use as weaponry.
Stubbs The Zombie: Rebel Without A Pulse has garnered some interest here at Electronic Theatre. Setting itself during the US Depression, its political satire is certainly a welcoming proposition, although it’ll certainly have to maintain the wit throughout to compete with this year’s comical offering from THQ, Destroy All Humans! All we have to do now is hope that Bungie can further their credence within the industry, and deliver two well appreciated franchises.