Destroy All Humans! Is getting remade, and a special edition will give you an oddly adorable alien backpack.
The first Destroy All Humans! arrived way back in 2005 for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and Wii. A parody of 1950’s-era alien invasion flicks, you played as Cryptosporidium-137 traveling to Earth to investigate the disappearance of your previous clone, Cryptosporidium-136. Along the way, you make friends with cows, fend off shadowy government agencies, steal some brains, and eventually replace the President of the United States with a body double.
Y’know, typical alien things.
The game quickly grew to a cult classic and spawned 3 sequels of slowly declining quality. The last one--called Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon--had some pretty abysmal review scores over on Metacritic.
So rather than try to make the fourth sequel, THQ decided to hit the reset button and just remake the original. All the original jokes and voices are retained, but everything else is redone in a modern game engine with modern graphics. Destroy All Humans! will re-release sometime in 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
In the meantime, THQ Nordic has revealed a pair of pre-order special editions that come with a lot of cool swag.
Starting with the Crypto-137 Edition, you get a 23-inch figurine of Crypto-137 himself along with a strangely adorable Crypto backpack. We're not all that clear as to whether Crypto is giving a playful hug or trying to strangle the life from the human he's attached to, but it's still wholesome either way.
You also get a keychain, stress toy, a neat box, all in-game skins, and more. But no brain juice. Sorry.
All this can be yours for the low price of $399.99, so that backpack doesn't come cheap.
For those looking for a slightly less wallet-shredding collector's edition, there's the DNA Collector's Edition. This one comes with a 9-inch Crypto'N'Cow figurine, a keychain, stress toy, and all in-game skins. No backpack this time. Final price is $149.99.
Still waiting on THQ Nordic to provide official word on when we’ll see Destroy All Humans! hit digital storefronts, but that day is coming.