Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom - June 24, 2005 - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), intergalactic computer and video game publisher, today announced that extraterrestrial invasion - from the perspective of the aliens - touched down, infiltrated and disintegrated its way onto Sony PlayStation® 2 and Microsoft Xbox® consoles across the Western Hemisphere with the 'arrival' of Destroy All Humans!.
Priced at just under 40 Earth Pounds, Destroy All Humans! uses destructive weapons and mental powers - as well as mental weapons and destructive powers - to take on the most feared enemy in the galaxy, Mankind, and turn the tables - as well as the ray guns - on the classic alien vs. human storyline.
Players assume the role of the wise cracking, big-headed and grey-skinned Cryptosporidian 137, an alien warrior sent to Earth and tasked with clearing the way for the full might of the Furon invasion force. Crypto's full mission is to infiltrate humanity, control them, harvest their brain stems and eventually exterminate them for all eternity.
Chock-full of popular sci-fi references, cut-scenes and eight minutes from Plan 9 from Outer Space, Destroy All Humans! is a full-on B movie festival and offers 22 galactic levels across six huge environments. Players get to penetrate and disintegrate mankind using weapons such as an Ion Detonator, the Zap-o-Matic, Sonic Boom and Quantum Deconstructor and out of this world abilities including mind-reading, hypnosis (look into my eyes: you must play Destroy All Humans!), levitation, psykonesis and good, old-fashioned body-snatching.
The game doesn't just take place on the solid Terra Firma either as Crypto's UFO can take off for routine animal abduction, car levitation, tank-busting, countryside devastation and, that old alien favourite, anal probing. Ouch!
With more flying cows, grass-chewing Red Necks and sunglass bespectacled agents in dark suits than you can shake a fully charged laser weapon at, Destroy All Humans! is the ultimate experience in getting the upper hand on humanity.
Destroy All Humans! is available today for PS2 and Xbox from THQ, priced £39.99.
For more information, check out www.destroyallhumansgames.com.
About Destroy All Humans!:
The plot for world domination by extraterrestrial life begins as developer Pandemic Studios transforms conventional expectations of playing the human defending against an alien invasion to allow them to act as the alien hell bent on infiltrating and taking over all of humanity. Packed with non-stop action, advanced alien weaponry and abilities, and humorous science-fiction mythology, Destroy All Humans! uncovers an open ended world where the player can unleash massive destruction from a UFO or land at any point to walk among humans as the 3rd person alien. Destroy All Humans! is scheduled to release for Xbox and PlayStation 2 on June 21, 2005.
About Pandemic Studios:
Pandemic Studios, LLC is a premier developer of entertainment for PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCubeTM, and Windows PC. Over the last seven years, industry veterans Josh Resnick and Andrew Goldman have built the company into one of the largest independent developers in the world, with studios in Los Angeles, California and in Brisbane, Australia. Pandemic games have won numerous awards and have sold millions of copies worldwide. More information about Pandemic is available at www.pandemicstudios.com.
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Korea and Australia. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.co.uk and www.thqwireless.com. THQ, THQ Wireless, Destroy All Humans! and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
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