THQ Nordic announced today that Destroy All Humans! is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It’s a complete remake of the 2005 cult-classic, using the mighty Unreal Engine 4 to give new and old fans the best-looking invasion of Earth ever. The announcement included the following funny opening statement:
“The first casualty of war is always truth”. Or Bessie, the cow. And you KNEW it, didn’t you? They are real, they are evil and they are here to take over our planet. No, not cows, aliens. Yes, that’s right, the invasion of Earth has already begun, the aliens are among us! Well, one alien to be precise: Crypto 137, Warrior of the Furon Empire, has arrived to save his people by … uhm … extracting DNA from brains. Yours for example. Naturally, one can’t properly subdue inferior life forms without the extensive use of the Zap-O-Matic, the Disintegrator Ray and the notorious Anal Probe Gun. And if that ain’t enough, Crypto can always level everything he sees with his UFO’s heavy loadout.
The company says that they are keeping things how they were, including the unique ’50s alien invasion story and legendary dialogues full of quirky humor. This time, however, Crypto is more agile than ever, his aerial combat skills improved, and his psychic skills can now be used in glorious unison with his guns.
Destroy All Humans! is developed by THQ Nordic’s internal studio Black Forest Games in Germany and is scheduled to release in 2020, marking the 15th anniversary of the Destroy All Humans! series.
In the game, you’ll be able to use Crypto’s unique weaponry like the Anal Probe Gun; pose as pathetic humans to infiltrate their fragile democracy; use psychokinesis to send enemies flying or bombard them with random objects; freely traverse explorable cities from ’50s America using your jetpack; and obliterate humanity’s primitive architecture with your flying saucer.
The game also includes the restored, much-rumored, never before seen Lost Mission of Area 42!