The cult classic PlayStation 2 title Destroy All Humans! is getting quite the facelift in a remake slated for release later this month. In addition to its fancy new graphics, it’s also getting updated with a “lost level” that was cut during the original game’s production. The new Area 42 level is the first content added to the series since Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon was released in 2008.
Destroy All Humans! was released in 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and was followed by a series of sequels and spin-offs available on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii. The comedic action series follows the story of Crypto, an alien lifeform sent to Earth to save another extraterrestrial visitor while investigating Earth’s dominant lifeforms. The mission quickly devolves into the chaotic sandbox experience the series is known for, where the player takes control of Crypto’s arsenal of alien weaponry in order to terrorize the suburban homes of 1950s Americana.
Publisher THQ Nordic recently released a teaser video featuring footage from a Destroy All Humans! level that was cut during the production of the original game. In the mission, called “The Wrong Stuff,” Crypto explores Area 42, an obvious parody of Area 51, in order to investigate what the KGB has been hiding in the deserts of Nevada. The explosion-filled teaser shows off the remake’s environmental destruction, which was an iconic element of the original game.
THQ Nordic is responsible for publishing all of the former Destroy All Human! titles and acquired the rights to the series in 2013. It’s also responsible for the recent remake of another cult classic PS2 title, Spongebob Squarepants: Battle For Bikini Bottom. THQ Nordic announced the Destroy All Humans! remake in June of 2019, and has since hyped the game’s release with trailers and teaser videos introducing different gameplay mechanics. A free demo of the remake is currently available as a part of the Xbox Summer Games Fest, and it will remain online until July 27th, the day before the game’s release.
Bringing back a beloved franchise with a fresh coat of paint is great, but resurrecting long-forgotten content and adding it back into the game is even better. Along with adding something fresh for new players, it also gives fans who loved the original Destroy All Humans! an even bigger reason to pick up the remake. THQ Nordic has been on a roll recently with its remakes of cult-classic titles and hopefully Destroy All Humans! won’t be the last, especially if the publisher is able to keep bringing new content back from beyond the grave.
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