THQ Nordic and Black Forest Games have announced a remake of the 2005 alien invasion game, Destroy All Humans! The announcement was accompanied by a short reveal trailer the studio released on Friday morning.
The original Destroy All Humans! was a sci-fi action game set in 1959 and developed by Pandemic Studios. Players took control of an alien called Cryptosporidium 137 — or Crypto— as he attempts to take over Earth in order to harvest human DNA and clone more of his alien race.
While the open world chaos and general society destroying was part of Destroy All Humans! fun, it also had a thoroughly ridiculous sense of humor. The game leaned into the stereotypes of aliens as little grey men with flying saucers, while also lampooning other touchstones of late-50s and early-60s society and pop-culture. But even more appealing than its references and parody was just how off-the-wall its humor could really get, something that doesn’t seem to have gone away in the remake.
In the announcement trailer, Crypto abducts cows in his saucer and hypnotizes an entire town into a massive dance party set to, for some reason, Rammstein’s “Ich Will.” If the trailer’s is any indication, the remake seems to keep the original games spirit of silly nonsense as it lets players take over the world.
The trailer doesn’t mention a firm release date for the Destroy All Humans! remake, but it does say that it will be out sometime in 2020 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is developed by Black Forest games, a subsidiary of THQ Nordic. And it isn’t the only remake THQ Nordic has in the works. Earlier this week, the same studio announced that it is working on a remake of cult-classic 3D-platformer SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom, as well.