Destroy All Humans! 2 remake available on August 30th, 2022
The original Destroy All Humans! starring everyone’s favourite cloned alien Crypto was released for the Playstation 2 and original Xbox in 2006. In addition to receiving pretty positive reviews, the game received a relatively solid 7.1 score from GameSpot with comments such as “lots of bizarre self-referential humour” and “excellent voicework” despite “a few ugly issues with texture popping and character detail”.
Even though the recent Destroy All Humans remake also got positive reviews, it wasn’t immediately clear whether this was a one-off project for THQ Nordic or an attempt at a proper revitalization of the franchise. Reprobed and Clone Carnage settle that argument and show that the alien mastermind Crypto is here to stay. Let’s just hope he won’t get us involved in his currency.
In response to the successful launch of the first Destroy All Humans! remake, the Embracer Group and THQ Nordic announced that the series would continue with its revised and improved format with Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed. Just like the previous release, this is a faithful recreation of the original. But with significantly improved visuals and a more coherent gameplay loop.
This upcoming remake will still take place in the swinging ’60s, complete with zapping ray guns and hopeful hippies. However, the hope is that Black Forest Games will address the earlier complaints made about the sixth-generation versions.
In Reprobed, the entire campaign can be played in local split-screen co-op, a welcome inclusion for a modern gaming market generally dominated by online multiplayer. The game will supposedly also offer networked multiplayer for up to four players. Although, it’s unclear if this applies to the campaign.
When Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed releases this summer, it will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC in both a Standard Edition and a Dressed To Skill Edition that includes a skin pack, Challenges DLC, plus an orchestral score and digital artbook for the PC version.
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