THQ Press Release
Destroy All Humans 2 Announced
Posted On 04/17/06 @ 19:40 PM
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The world was left in shock and awe today, when THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) announced that another alien invasion is in the planning stages for deployment later this year. Known as Destroy All Humans!(TM) 2, newly leaked information from a highly classified source reveals the extraterrestrials known as Furons plan to infiltrate and probe citizens throughout the world. THQ has once again enlisted the expertise of Pandemic Studios to aid in thwarting this new invasion, joining together in preparation for an expected attack on the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and Xbox(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft this fall.
"Destroy All Humans! illustrates THQ's commitment to developing innovative and original games, and it accomplished impressive sales success by achieving Greatest Hits and Platinum Hits status less than a year after launch," said Kelly Flock, executive vice president, Worldwide Publishing, THQ. "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."
Sequel to the widely acclaimed hit, Destroy All Humans! 2 takes the irreverent Sci-Fi action gaming experience into the swinging sixties with all new game features, expanded open-world gameplay and co-op multiplayer. Assuming the role of the Furon Scout -- Crypto 137 -- players will 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.
"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," said Pandemic President Josh Resnick. "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."
With a string of six consecutive top-selling, critically acclaimed game releases, Pandemic Studios is one of the world's premier developers of console and PC entertainment. Over its eight year history, Pandemic has established a reputation for producing award-winning, cutting edge original content and for enhancing the value of existing major licenses. Recent hits include sales-record setters Star Wars Battlefront(TM), and Star Wars Battlefront(TM) II, and three original Pandemic-created IPs: Mercenaries(TM), Destroy All Humans(TM), and Full Spectrum Warrior(TM). In addition to the upcoming release of Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers(TM), Pandemic is developing a number of new, unannounced original titles for next generation platforms at its Los Angeles and Brisbane studio locations. For more information on Pandemic and its games go to 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 throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ, THQ Wireless, Destroy All Humans! and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.