Developer Wideload Games and publisher Aspyr Media confirmed rumors today that their upcoming Xbox title [i]Stubbs the Zombie [/i] will include the ability for two players to participate in a shared game. Wideload confirmed that the overall play mechanics will generally stay the same in co-op mode, but will also utilize a number of unique weapons and abilities. According to the press release, co-op players will be able to employ:
[i] ? Conversion – Death is not the end! When Stubbs or Grubbs kills an enemy, they become one of his zombie minions. These zombies will attack humans when possible and attempt to follow Stubbs and Grubbs in their crusade. Building and maintaining a horde of zombies is crucial to beating the game?s biggest encounters.
? The Hand ? Stubbs and Grubbs can detach their arms, throw them and control the arm as a separate character. The arm is faster than humans, can go places where Stubbs nor Grubbs can fit, is expendable (so it can be sent into certain death), and can possess human characters.
? Possession – Using detached arms, Stubbs and Grubbs can possess human characters, giving them access to their weapons, speed, and other abilities.
? Gut Grenade – Stubbs and Grubbs can throw gut grenades, a ranged area-of-effect weapon. They can reach into their guts, pull out some viscera and lob it like a grenade to cause damage and stun opponents.
? Unholy Flatulence ? Stubbs and Grubbs can unleash unholy flatulence, a local, last ditch area-of-effect attack, which will kill humans in the immediate vicinity.
? Zombie Strength – Stubbs and Grubbs super-strength allows them to smash through boarded-up doors and lay waste to the humans cowering behind it with powerful melee attacks.
? Bowling Heads — Strike! Stubbs and Grubbs can bowl their head into enemies and strategically detonate them. After the head explodes, it turns anyone in the vicinity into zombies. [/i]
More information can be found on the official Stubbs the Zombie web site: http://www.stubbsthezombie.com .