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Destroy All Humans! (Xbox 360)

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Comic book ad:

    DESTROY ALL HUMANS!

    ONE GIANT STEP ON MANKIND

    IN STORES NOW
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    HYPNOTIZE!
    VAPORIZE!
    TERRORIZE!


    Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (43949) on Oct 26, 2012.

www.xbox.com:
    Use destructive weapons and innate mental powers to take on the most feared enemy in the galaxy—mankind! Play as Crypto, an alien warrior sent to Earth to clear the way for the Furon invasion force. Your mission is to infiltrate humanity, control them, harvest their brain stems, and ultimately destroy them. You choose the method: infiltration or disintegration.

    • Turn the tables: Play from the alien perspective and finally know what it feels like to have the upper hand!
    • Arm yourself: Employ a variety of alien weaponry on land or in the air. Use the Ion Detonator, the Zap-O-Matic, the Sonic Boom, or even the Quantum Deconstructor to eradicate feeble humans.
    • Explore the planet: Discover and interact with five huge environments using an arsenal of alien abilities to manipulate humans into submission: hypnotise, body-snatch, read minds, levitate, and more!
    • Take to the skies: Fly your UFO to abduct animals, cars, and humans for research, or cause large-scale destruction.
    • Enjoy classic sci-fi: Packed with familiar and popular science fiction references.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12215) on Sep 11, 2010.

Back of Case - Playstation 2 (U.S.):

    THE INVASION IS HERE!

    • PLAY AS AN ALIEN CLONE SENT TO EARTH TO INFILTRATE AND DESTROY THE HUMAN RACE
    • USE YOUR ZAP-O-MATIC, DISINTEGRATOR RAY AND MORE
    • FLY YOUR UFO AND UNLEASH MASSIVE DESTRUCTION
    • MANIPULATE EARTHLINGS WITH YOUR MIND CONTROL ABILITIES

    Contributed by Big John WV (25291) on Mar 16, 2009.

www.thq-games.com - Playstation 2:
    Use destructive weapons and innate mental powers to take on the most feared enemy in the galaxy - Mankind! Play as Crypto, an alien warrior sent to Earth to clear the way for the Furon invasion force. Your mission is to infiltrate humanity, control them, harvest their brain stems and ultimately destroy them. You choose the method - infiltration or disintegration!

    • Turn the tables on the classic Alien vs. Human storyline, play from the Alien perspective and finally know what it feels like to have the upper hand

    • Arm yourself with a variety of alien weaponry on land or in the air. Use the Ion Detonator, the Zap-O-Matic, the Sonic Boom, or even the Quantum Deconstructor to eradicate feeble humans

    • Explore and interact with 5 huge environments using an arsenal of alien abilities to manipulate humans into submission: hypnotize, body-snatch, read minds, levitate and more!!

    • Take to the skies in your UFO, abduct animals, cars, and humans for research, or cause large-scale destruction

    • Packed with familiar and popular sci-fi reference

    Contributed by DreinIX (9425) on Jan 04, 2009.

uk.playstation.com:
    Crush the puny earthlings and obliterate them all, as you head up the alien invasion in
    THQ's humankind-threatening action adventure.


    For years, primitive Earth beings have been destroying hordes of alien invaders, all in the
    name of interactive entertainment. THQ and Pandemic's latest puts the boot firmly on the
    other foot. Assume the alien mantle of 'Crypto' (full name Cryptosprodium-137), a scout for
    the invaders known as the Furons, who is undertaking reconnaissance and making initial
    preparations for conquering our planet, in this highly entertaining third-'person' adventure.

    Your mission is to infiltrate the human populace, assume control of them, harvest their brain
    stems and, ultimately, destroy them. Armed with an array of intergalactic weaponry,
    including the Ion Detonator, the Zap-o-Matic, the Sonic Boom, and the Quantum
    Deconstructor, Crypto can exterminate, obliterate and disintegrate humans with shocking
    ease.

    Should a more discreet approach be required, Crypto has a variety of other means by
    which to subdue and manipulate homo sapiens. He's able to hypnotise, mind-read, body
    snatch, and levitate the feeble earthlings. Should a less tactful approach be required, Cryo
    can always take to his UFO to wreak large-scale havoc on humankind's cities.

    The game's conspiracy-laden plot is packed with popular sci-fi references, with regular
    nods to the likes of Men In Black and The Twilight Zone, making for one of the most
    entertaining alien invasions on PS2 to date.

    • Use awesome alien weaponry to kick-start the invasion of Earth


    • Abduct humans, animals, and even cars


    • Wield terrifying psychic powers, including body-snatching and levitation

    Contributed by DreinIX (9425) on Mar 07, 2008.

Press release (15th November 2005):

    THQ's Destroy All Humans!™ Invades New Worlds Packing Funky Beats

    Soundtrack for Popular Videogame Brand Ships to Stores Nationwide

    Reports Indicate Extraterrestrial Booty Shaking at an All Time High

    AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Nov. 15
    : THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) today announced the soundtrack to the irreverent action-sci-fi videogame Destroy All Humans!™ has landed in stores nationwide. Released by independent label Lakeshore Records and produced by well-known music producer and radio personality - Jason Bentley, the soundtrack features music from and inspired by the video game including classic 50's songs "Sh-Boom" by The Crew Cuts, "Little Star" by The Elegants and "Lollipop" by The Chordettes remixed by some of today's hottest DJs including tracks by Junkie XL, Timo Maas featuring Kelis, and Meat Beat Manifesto.

    "Destroy All Humans! success has been extraordinary, and the release of the soundtrack is a great example of the growing potential of this brand," said Kelly Flock, executive vice president, Worldwide Publishing, THQ. "The game's irreverent personality and original theme has garnered a strong fan base in the videogame community, and now music fans will be able to share in the game's alien rhythm."

    "The soundtrack appeals to all sorts of musical tastes, combining classic 50's songs with some of today's hottest sounds", said Brian McNelis, Vice President and General Manager, Lakeshore Records. "What results is a soundtrack that not only stays true to the theme of the game, but also provides a fun and unique addition to anyone's music collection."

    Developed by Pandemic Studios, THQ's Destroy All Humans! is packed with non-stop saucer-flying, vaporizing, terrorizing action. As the trigger-happy, bulb-headed alien Crypto-137, players will explore a variety of open world game environments as they take on earth's helpless legions of soldiers, beat cops, and G-men, and probe the thoughts and secret desires of the citizens of the doomed planet.

    Destroy All Humans! is available now for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® video game system from Microsoft at the suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information on the game and ability to download select tracks from the soundtrack - visit www.destroyallhumansgame.com.

    Contributed by Sciere (234190) on Jul 24, 2006.

Press release (8th August 2005):

    NEW ORIGINAL TITLES JUICED™ AND DESTROY ALL HUMANS!™ DRIVE THQ'S #3 PUBLISHER RANKING IN THE UK FOR THE MONTH OF JULY

    - Company Continues to Grow Direct Presence in Europe With New Benelux Office -

    CALABASAS HILLS, CA., August 8, 2005
    – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), today announced that its new original titles, Destroy All Humans!™ and Juiced™ achieved the #3 and #5 positions, respectively, on the UK Charts for the month ending July 30, 2005, according to UK Chart Track. Strong sales of these titles secured THQ's position as the #3 publisher for the month with a 9.7% market share.

    "The success of Destroy All Humans and Juiced in the United Kingdom underscores the increasingly global and diversified nature of our product portfolio," said Brian Farrell, president and CEO, THQ. "We continue to focus on Europe as a key market for our products. Earlier this year, we opened an office in Madrid, Spain, and have just opened our THQ Benelux office in the Netherlands. We look forward to deepening our direct presence in Europe through these offices and a Nordic office expected to open by the end of our fiscal year."

    Contributed by Sciere (234190) on Jul 24, 2006.

Press release (14th July 2005):

    THQ Engages United Talent Agency to Represent Highly Celebrated Destroy All Humans!™

    UTA to Take Popular Brand to Television and Film

    CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., July 14: THQ Inc.
    (Nasdaq: THQI) today announced that it has engaged United Talent Agency (UTA), a leading Hollywood talent and literary agency, to expand the brand of THQ's recently-released, top-selling Destroy All Humans!™ video game title. UTA aims to guide the Destroy All Humans! property through its development into major motion picture and television projects, overseeing activities related to development, financing, production and distribution. This is the first time THQ has secured agency representation for one of its own original properties.

    Turning the tables on the classic Human vs. Alien scenario, the Destroy All Humans! video game allows gamers to play as the alien invader, unleashing a wave of destruction on the most feared enemy the galaxy - mankind. Featuring non-stop action, UFO flying, alien mythology and set against a tongue in cheek look of 1950's Americana, players explore a variety of open world game environments as they infiltrate humanity and harvest human DNA in order to save their dying race.

    "The era, characters and irreverent personality created in Destroy All Humans! provide a fresh experience and story that is truly dynamic," said Peter Dille, senior vice president, worldwide marketing, THQ. "We're looking forward to working hand-in-hand with UTA to bring this exciting and innovative entertainment property to a broader audience."

    "THQ's impressive track record of innovating mass-appeal gaming content speaks for itself," said Brent Weinstein, Agent, United Talent Agency. "We see great potential for crossing the DAH! property across all relevant entertainment platforms, and we anticipate high interest among the creative and marketing communities alike."

    Developed by Pandemic Studios, Destroy All Humans! is now available for the Sony PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft at the suggested retail price of $49.99.

    For more information on the game - visit www.destroyallhumansgame.com.

    Contributed by Sciere (234190) on Jul 24, 2006.

Press release (24th June 2005):

    UFO SIGHTED OVER WOKING!

    THQ PUBLISHES DESTROY ALL HUMANS™ FOR SONY PLAYSTATION®2 AND MICROSOFT XBOX®

    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.

    Contributed by Sciere (234190) on Jul 24, 2006.

Press release (8th June 2005):

    NEWS FLASH! EXTRATERRESTRIAL MUSIC LINKED TO PENDING ALIEN THREAT TO DESTROY ALL HUMANS

    Space Age Sounds Created to Corrupt American Youth with Booty Shaking Beats

    CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., June 8, 2005
    – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the discovery of paranormal intergalactic music being transmitted from the far reaches of space. A team of Earthling engineers, including tastemaker DJ Jason Bentley (KCRW, Santa Monica and KROQ, Los Angeles) and cutting-edge Electronica artist Junkie XL, are decoding the frequencies at a feverish pace. Early developments have proven that the deciphered music instinctively cause uninhibited cases of dance and the need to generally shake one's booty.

    Newly uncovered classified company memos shed light on some of the classic 50's songs being cross-pollinated and remixed, including "Sh-Boom" by The Crew Cuts, "Little Star" by The Elegants and "Lollipop" by The Chordettes, as well as remixed tracks by Junkie XL, Timo Maas featuring Kelis and Meat Beat Manifesto. In all, 16 tracks have been uncovered – to be featured on a promotional soundtrack, marking the release of the Destroy All Humans! video game invading retailers nationwide June 21.

    In addition, the Destroy All Humans! video game will feature an original score by renown Composer Garry Schyman. Destroy All Humans! will be available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® video game system from Microsoft at the suggested retail price of $49.99.

    "Producing the Destroy All Humans! Soundtrack has been an amazing creative experience", said Soundtrack Producer Jason Bentley, "Remixing classic 50's songs by some of today's hottest DJs resulted in a unique blend of retro and modern. The artists took a lot of inspiration from the game – creating a soundtrack that is relevant to the game, but also stands on it own." For more information on the game and ability to download select tracks from the soundtrack – visit www.destroyallhumansgame.com. In addition, THQ Wireless is launching a Destroy All Humans! mobile suite of products, including a mobile game, voice ringers and wallpapers. Content is expected to also be available through the above-mentioned Web site.

    Contributed by Sciere (234190) on Jul 24, 2006.

Press release (6th June 2005):

    GARRY SCHYMAN SCORES DESTROY ALL HUMANS!™

    FILM/TV COMPOSER CREATES ORCHESTRAL SCORE IN STYLE OF CLASSIC 1950's SCI-FI MOVIES FOR NEW PANDEMIC STUDIOS/THQ VIDEOGAME

    Los Angeles, CA – June 6th, 2005
    – Composer Garry Schyman (www.garryschyman.com), whose experience outside of videogames includes feature films, television movies, and series television, has created the original orchestral score for the upcoming videogame Destroy All Humans!, developed by Pandemic Studios and published by THQ. The musical score is written in the style of 1950's sci-fi movies such as the classic The Day The Earth Stood Still, using a Theremin as the lead instrument. Schyman recorded his 60-minute cinematic score in Los Angeles with some of Hollywood's top orchestral musicians.

    Destroy All Humans! turns players' conventional expectations of playing the human defending against an alien invasion to now allow them to play 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.

    Commenting on his music for the game Garry Schyman said, "I never played the humor of the game directly. Instead I wrote the score as if this was 1953 and I was a working composer of that era. With that in mind I played it dead serious, which led to an overly dramatic score and the humor that comes from that approach."

    Greg Borrud, Director of Production, Pandemic Studios, attested, "Garry not only nailed the style for Destroy All Humans!, he helped shape the game with his brilliant score. The soundtrack takes the game to a whole new level."

    Destroy All Humans! is scheduled to release for Xbox™ and PlayStation® 2 on June 21, 2005. For more information please visit www.destroyallhumansgame.com.

    Contributed by Sciere (234190) on Jul 24, 2006.

Press release (1st June 2005):

    Humans Subject to Alien Influence and Propaganda in New THQ Video Game

    Tinfoil Hats Ineffective Against Probing

    CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., June 1
    - THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) today announced the detection of paranormal online activity being tracked at www.alien-army.com. The Web site appears to be recruiting humans at an alarming rate in an effort to build awareness and understanding about the Destroy All Humans!™ video game, scheduled for release on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, June 21, 2005, at the suggested retail price of $49.99.

    Upon further investigation it appears the community of online brand ambassadors for Destroy All Humans! is exercising the power of the internet to create fan sites and blogs, participate in weekly contests, propagate Destroy All Humans! banner placement and achieve other initiatives to spread consciousness about the game to online hotspots visited by Alien Army members.

    "We're here to make sure our alien friends are not misunderstood or misrepresented," said Wag, webmaster of AlienArmy.com. "I mean, sure the game is called Destroy All Humans!, but I don't think they really mean it. Why else would anyone who joins the Alien Army be granted access to the mothership, instead of being left on Earth?"

    "Destroy All Humans is one of the most anticipated titles of 2005 and is another example of THQ's growing presence in the core gamer market," said Peter Dille, senior vice president, worldwide marketing, THQ. "The game has a style and feel all its own, and we've been focused on delivering a marketing campaign as original as the title itself."

    In addition to the inside track to the invasion, consumers who enlist in the Alien Army receives a personal e-mail account, exclusive game information and opportunities to win gift cards, games and much more. For more information on the video game or how to join the Alien Army, visit www.destroyallhumansgame.com.

    Contributed by Sciere (234190) on Jul 24, 2006.

Press release (17th May 2004):

    Destroy All Humans!

    Release Date: Q1-2005
    Barcode: TBA
    Territory: English
    SRP/RRP: TBC

    Use destructive weapons and innate mental powers to take on the most feared enemy in the galaxy - Mankind! Play as Crypto, an alien warrior sent to Earth to clear the way for the Furon invasion force. Your mission is to infiltrate humanity, control them, harvest their brain stems and ultimately destroy them. You choose the method - infiltration or disintigration!

    Features:
    • Turn the tables on the classic Alien vs. Human storyline. In Destroy All Humans, play from the Alien perspective and finally know what it feels like to have the upper hand.

    • Arm yourself with a variety of alien weaponary on land or in the air. Use the Ion detonator, the * Zap-o-Matic, the Sonic Boom, or even the Quantum Deconstructor to eradicate feeble humans.

    • Explore and interact with 5 huge environments using an arsenal of alien abilities to manipulate humas into submission: hypotize, body-snatch, read minds, levitate and more.

    • Take to the skies in your UFo, abduct animals, cars, and humans for research, or cause large-scale destruction.
    * Packed with familiar and popular Sci-Fi references.

    Contributed by Sciere (234190) on Jul 24, 2006.

Press release (5th May 2004):

    THQ DISCOVERS ALIEN PLOT TO DESTROY ALL HUMANS!

    Beyond Conspiracy, THQ and Pandemic Reveal Extraterrestrial Plans To Take "One Giant Step On Mankind"

    CALABASAS HILLS, CA, May 5, 2004
    – Word reached the highest levels of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today of a growing alien abduction and world domination conspiracy tied to a mysterious project ominously titled Destroy All Humans!™. In collaboration with Pandemic Studios, developer of Full Spectrum Warrior™, THQ is taking all prudent measures to thwart the invasion, including providing their unclassified intelligence to local civic organizations and to the population at large. While teams of top experts are still decrypting fresh information, THQ's brass has indicated that they believe the Destroy All Humans! onslaught will strike Sony PlayStation®2 and Microsoft Xbox™ users across the globe in Spring 2005.

    "We're in the business of publishing cutting-edge video games, though if you're at the right place at the right time, you sometimes get a chance to save the world too," said Peter Dille, Sr. vice president worldwide marketing, THQ. "When our teams uncovered this scheme to Destroy All Humans!, we felt it our civil duty to crack the conspiracy and save the planet."

    Unnamed sources close to Dille have described Destroy All Humans! as a program designed by hideous aliens to unleash an intergalactic arsenal of destructive weapons and frightening psychic powers to subdue their most feared enemy in the galaxy – Mankind! Specialists at Pandemic who have intercepted and deciphered several alien transmissions claim the invaders are called 'Furons' and that a fierce little extraterrestrial warrior named 'Cryptosprodium-137' will carry out their first reconnaissance mission. His mission is to infiltrate our society, control us, harvest our brain stems and ultimately destroy us all.

    "Scary, when you think about it," comments Pandemic President Josh Resnick, himself a six-time alien abductee. "I mean, if destroying the earth's cities, abducting its citizens, and probing their minds to discover human weaknesses were all just some exciting new blast-happy destruction-fest for my Sony PlayStation2 or Microsoft Xbox, that would be one thing. But there's much more to it than that. Once they get you, get inside your mind...well, all I'm saying is, before they take me next time the least they could do is buy me a drink."

    Top officials have promised additional details regarding Destroy All Humans! will be available at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, May 12-14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Until then, all citizens of Planet Earth are encouraged to remain calm and report any suspicious activities to their local THQ or Pandemic office immediately.

    Contributed by Sciere (234190) on Jul 24, 2006.