Publisher THQ announced they’ll be continuing their successful Destroy all Humans franchise with two new games, one for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and the other one tailor-made for Wii, PS2 and PlayStation Portable. After our mildly enthousiastic review of the second game, will these new ones elicit better response?
The PS2 and PSP version, subtitled ‘Big Willy Unleashed’ puts players in Crypto’s shoes as he travels the world in the Funked Out 1970’s, unleashing massive destruction on foot, in his UFO and for the first time, in the Big Willy mech. Rather surprisingly, THQ claims its Locomotive Games development studio is tailoring the game for the Nintendo Wii, ‘taking full advantage of the Wii Remote’. Where that leaves PS2 and PSP players that do not have a gyroscopic controller and nunchuck is rather unclear.
The PlayStation 3 version, subtitled ‘Path of the Furon’, aims to improve the series with new weapons and mental abilities, high-fidelity destruction and expanded open-world gameplay. The story continues after the events of the previously mentioned Big Willy Unleashed title, and will once again give the player control of Crypto in the Funked Out 1970’s when a mysterious new enemy attacks, launching a conspiracy that unravels Crypto’s apparently quite groovy new way of life, and along the way threatens the very survival of his Furon race.
The game is being developed by THQ’s new internal development studio Sandblast Games, and while no further info or media are available yet they’ve promised to update us somewhere during E3.