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We're getting to Destroy All Humans! again

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THQ and developer Pandemic Studios have announced a Destroy All Humans! sequel. Currently carrying the catchy moniker Destroy All Humans! 2, apparently in the follow-up extraterrestrials known as Furons plan to infiltrate and probe citizens throughout the world. Sounds painful. It's in development for PS2 and Xbox and is due in the autumn.

Destroy All Humans! 2 sticks with the original game's tongue-in-cheek, sci-fi B-movie flavour but introduces new game features and expanded open-world gameplay, it says here and in addition, co-op multiplayer is included. Revealing more on the sequel's scenario, THQ says that players will assume to role of a Furon Scout called Crypto 137 and "embark on another mission to earth to take on the world of free love, the Cold War and other 60's era icons. In Destroy All Humans! 2 players will have access to an upgraded arsenal of weapons and enhanced mental abilities while they battle a variety of new enemies from secret agents and giant creatures to Soviet Forces and ninja warriors."

"Destroy All Humans! 2 builds upon everything people loved about the first game, adds tons of new features and gives fans of the original and newcomers something to get excited about later this year," Kelly Flock, executive vice president, Worldwide Publishing, THQ, has added.

Meanwhile, Pandemic president, Josh Resnick, has promised that "We are pulling out all the stops for the sequel, adding multiplayer co-op, five new open-worlds to explore and the same irreverent humor that was a hallmark of the first Destroy All Humans! game. With the new 60s era setting, we have plenty of new material to work with - from Hippies and British spy movies to Japanese monster flicks."

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