Destroy All Humans! is being remade for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, THQ Nordic has announced.
The remake of the 2005 cult classic is being handled by German developers Black Forest Games, as the original games developers, Pandemic Studios, were closed down by parent company Electronic Arts back in 2009. The involvement of the German developers probably goes some way to explaining the choice of music in the trailer, which you can watch below:
As you can probably tell, the remake looks set to follow the same tongue-in-cheek humorous tone of the original, hence why you just watched an alien brainwashing an entire town into dancing to German rock legends Rammstein’s “Ich Will”. If you’re familiar with the original Destroy All Humans! then you’ll know that this matches the tone of the original.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Destroy All Humans!, the game puts you in control of Cryptosporidium 137 (or Crypto for short), a member of an alien race called the Furon who invade Earth in 1959 in an effort to harvest human DNA so that they can continue cloning their species. The game plays on the stereotypes of B-movies and the image of aliens being little green men in flying saucers, and it also parodies pop culture and political attitudes of its time period.
It’s funny, silly nonsense, but it’s also a really solid game in its own right. The game received good reviews when it was released for the Xbox and PS2 back in 2005, with many critics praising the games open world approach and fun factor. It’ll be great for the game to get the modern day makeover to make it available to a whole new generation of gamers.
While there’s no solid release date as of yet, the trailer shown above does confirm that the remake of Destroy All Humans! will be available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One at some point in 2020.