All of Humanity, Consider Yourselves Warned!
Crypto is Back and he Brought his Anal Probe with Him!
November 3, 2016 – Vienna, Austria – THQ Nordic today announced that mankind’s greatest foe is returning to planet Earth – to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system (PS4™), to be exact. Destroy All Humans!™, previously released for PlayStation®2, has been re-mastered for PS4 and is now available for download for $19.99.
In Destroy All Humans!, players take on the role of Crypto, a saucer-flying, anal-probe-wielding alien on a mission to both rescue a member of his Furon alien species from the U.S. Army and harvest all the human DNA he can along the way. An action-adventure set in well-known locations spread across 1959 America, Destroy All Humans! follows Crypto’s assault on mankind and the U.S. government’s attempt to disguise his alien invasion as a communist plot.
“We’re happy to finally answer fans’ questions about what’s next for the Destroy All Humans franchise,” said Reinhard Pollice, Business and Product Development Director at THQ Nordic. “Remastering the original for PS4 somehow makes every bovine encounter and governmental mishap even funnier – Crypto is at his absolute best on PS4!”
Crypto possesses advanced Furon weaponry in both his flying saucer and on his person. The saucer is equipped with a “Death Ray” which can burn humans, vehicles, and buildings; the “Abducto Beam”, a tractor ray that can lift up people and objects and hurl them into the air; the “Quantum Deconstructor”; a highly powerful nuclear weapon that can launch radioactive bombs that utterly destroys everything in its radius; and the “Sonic Boom”, a bomb that can explode on contact and shock the blast radius like a tremor.
On foot, Crypto has an arsenal of four weapons, of which include the “Zap-O-Matic”, a gun that emits an electric charge, shocking its victims; the “Anal Probe”, a powerful rod that goes into the victim’s rectum and uproots a D.N.A. enriched brain: the “Disintegrator Ray”, which turns the target’s flesh and organs into ashes and renders only a charred skeleton; and the “Ion Detonator”, the Furon equivalent of a grenade launcher. He also is equipped with an upgradable jetpack to help him traverse long distances.
The Furons psychokinetic ability nicknamed “HoloBob” allows them to imitate the appearance of any nearby human. This allows a Furon to travel amongst humans unnoticed. Additionally, Crypto is able to use an ability known as PK or “PsychoKinesis” that allows him to psychokinetically move objects around.
About THQ Nordic
Founded in 2008, THQ Nordic is a global video game publisher and developer. Based in Vienna, Austria and Karlstad, Sweden with subsidiaries in Germany and the USA, THQ Nordic brands include Darksiders, MX vs. ATV, Red Faction and Titan Quest. THQ Nordic is meant to represent a core approach of doing much more than “owning” a highly competitive portfolio of IPs. It revolves around cherishing them, and aligning them with the very best development resources to expand upon them with the level of experience that communities and established fan bases expect and deserve.
The company’s internal development studios are Grimlore Games based in Munich, Germany and Rainbow Studios based in Phoenix, Arizona.