THQ Nordic announced on Twitter on Tuesday that they planned to announce three major titles in the next three days, the first of which was SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated, the second was Darksiders Genesis, and the final one is now revealed as Destroy All Humans!, being developed by Black Forest Games, and it’s slated for a 2020 release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It’s a remake of the original 2005 game developed by Pandemic Studios.
The announcement includes a remake reveal trailer with a soundtrack by German band Rammstein, with the song “Ich Will” being sung by Furon Cryptosporidium-136 as he hijacks a television broadcast and hypnotizes the population of a small American town in 1950s. As the population is in his thrall the aliens makes them dance and cheer it on while it keeps singing on a stage, while the military tries to catch him, but also falls under his spell. As the hypnosis wears off, the alien vaporizes the population and moves on, probably to the next small town. It’s a very entertaining trailer, and it should be a thrill for fans of the original.
The remake will keep the unique 1950s alien invasion story and dialogues full of quirky humor just the way they should be, while carefully updating Crypto to be more agile than ever, with improved aerial combat skills, his psychic skills used in glorious unison with his guns. There’s also a new skill, Psychokinesis, which shows what would happen “if a Jedi had a love child with Goat Simulator.” Whatever that skill does, it’s bound to be very cool.
THQ Nordic has been remarkably busy for the past few years, with dozens of acquisitions of studios and game properties, and it has also reported strong Q4 2018 earnings, which bolsters even more growth, with over 80 games in development. Their three latest game reveals and their marketing campaign so far shows they’re going all in on nostalgia to bring these games back to the market, and if the hype is anything to go by, they just might have plenty of success.
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