Hold On to Your Butts: Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed Announced

Cryptosporidium-136 isn't done with earth just yet, returning to take on the KGB in Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed.

It’s time to get probed again. THQ Nordic has announced that Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed is in development at Black Forest Games for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S; it won’t release on “last-gen” platforms, according to the team. There is currently no firm release date for the game, either, though it is aiming for a 2022 launch.

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Currently in the pre-alpha stages, Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed is a complete remake of the 2006 title for the PS2 and Xbox. As in that game, Crypto will work to foil the plans of the dastardly KGB. 

In the gameplay trailer shown during the recent THQ anniversary event — which also revealed Outcast 2 and Jagged Alliance 3 — we see resident human destroyer Crypto doing what they do best across several locations, including stand-ins for San Fransico (Albion) and Tokyo (Takoshima). Tunguska and the Moon will also make an appearance as playable locations.

Black Forest said they’ve also been able to better realize the game’s locations and increase the number of NPCs and humans in any given area. Indeed, good news for our alien invaders.

To destroy all humans, much of Crypto’s arsenal is back, including the anal probe. Black Forest improved some of the original game’s weapons, too, specifically the dislocator, which bounces NPCs and vehicles around. The development team wanted to make the fan-favorite weapon more accurate and useful. There’s also the “flamethrower of love,” which is actually a visor Crypto can wear to spread peace, love, and probing. 

The UFO mechanics seem largely unchanged from the Destroy All Humans! Remake that was released in 2017. Crypto can still target enemies and their vehicles, taking them out with laser-focused prejudice. There’s even an improved tractor beam for gobbling up pesky humans more efficiently.

Another new addition sees buildings go up in flames as their integrity decreases, giving more fidelity to destruction animations. There will also be a split-screen co-op mode, though that will be explored in future updates and wasn’t shown during the reveal. 

There’s still quite a bit we don’t know about Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed, but stay tuned for more in the coming months. 

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