E3 '07: Destroy All Humans: Path of a Furon First Look

Furon's taking on the 1970s in this next-gen Destroy All Humans game. We take a first look.

One of the surprises at THQ's booth here at E3 2007 is the revelation that the next Destroy All Humans game is actually two games. One of them, Destroy All Humans: Big Willy Unleashed, is being developed for the Wii, the PlayStation 2, and PSP, while the other, Destroy All Humans: Path of a Furon, is coming to the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. To make things more interesting, the storyline of Big Willy Unleashed takes place during the first half of the 1970s and acts as kind of a prequel to Path of a Furon, which takes place in the latter half of the same decade. You won't need to play both games to get a satisfying story, however, as each of them are fully-formed games in their own right.

Path of a Furon picks up with Crypto after he's been on earth for over 20 years. After all that destruction of humans, he and Pox are a bit burnt out on their DNA-collecting mission, so they choose to relax in Las Vegas and construct a new casino that will let them rake in cash while also killing the patrons and taking their brain stems. His adventure comes to an end when a mysterious Furon antagonist attacks Crypto, forcing him to flee to a fictitious version of Los Angeles. After abortive attempts to get involved in the film business, Crypto attempts to flee from his mysterious attacker and winds up under the tutelage of an ancient Chinese Furon who promises to train him in a number of new abilities with which he'll be able to fight his nemesis.

After some training sessions, Crypto gets set loose in the Chinese city of Shen Long to create some chaos. Thanks to the magic of development cheats, we were able to see all of Crypto's upgraded powers in one fell swoop. Included in these is an upgraded anal probe that can track multiple targets and is fire-and-forget, as well as a new Venus Human Trap that can be launched into an area and will grow exponentially until it is capable of independently sucking in humans and spitting out DNA rewards.

The most important new power, however, is the Temporal Fist. With the Temporal Fist ability, Crypto can freeze time completely, allowing him to move objects around while everyone else is frozen in place. This allows the player to act out their sandbox fantasies in a fairly entertaining way, since you can use your telekinetic powers to give every object an "impulse," which basically lets you queue up a throw on an object that won't take place until you unfreeze time. So if you want to grab two cars and then queue them up so that they both fly into the air and collide above a crowd of civilians, you can. It's difficult to describe this effect in text, but you'll be duly impressed by it when you see it on video.

In addition to the new superpowers, Crypto has a new saucer in Path of a Furon with some new weapons to use, including a set of homing missiles. What's more, the upgraded graphics engine makes it a heck of lot more fun to actually destroy stuff than it used to be. When you shoot a building with your default laser beams, the glass will melt off, revealing the infrastructure underneath. What's more, shooting a building will cause all of its inhabitants to flee out into the streets, making them easy targets for your tractor beam. The destruction animation for buildings is still incomplete, but we're told that buildings will collapse toward the point of your last attack, which should cause them to fall in different directions depending on the direction of your strike.

There's a lot of new stuff to be found in Destroy All Humans: Path of a Furon, so fans of the series can look forward to unleashing a lot of HD destruction when both games come out in early 2008. Stay tuned to GameSpot for more details as the shipping date approaches.

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username_is_me
username_is_me

hopefully they get the dude that did pox's voice back in big willy they got a new dude

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joshsmith16
joshsmith16

OMG!! MUST PLAY! *Obssessive compulsive*

1einhart
1einhart

man this game is great....

Hotjim129
Hotjim129

Oh my gosh! We only have like a month till it comes out and I have it pre-ordered so yay! Gosh I just wish they would put some more images and maybee a second look on so that we can see how its coming along.

IIHit-and-RunII
IIHit-and-RunII

I played a bit of Destroy all Humans 2, loved it but never got the chance to buy it. The Third game i think is going to be AWESOME, and funny.

SkatKev089
SkatKev089

This Game is gonna be the next Best Thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

ratchetcooper1
ratchetcooper1

I said it before and i will say it again its a must have. I love it, it is a great adventure with great humor and action.

edubuccaneer
edubuccaneer moderator

I love Crypto's game, I hope they nail the humor on this one too... they kinda missed the mark in the second game.

icytower
icytower

Destroy All Humans! was decent, never played the 2nd so not sure about 3.

kujel
kujel

I will destroy all humans!

msudude211
msudude211

I played the first Destroy All Humans game, but not the second,

Samfisher_1
Samfisher_1

teh game is great, but on that video the guy needs to shut up laughing...how annoying.

downey17
downey17

this game looks amazin but i hope they make the 2player better like not stopping you from goin 2 far away from each other like in DAH2

Ra-Devil
Ra-Devil

Voice Acting? It was fine. Actually, I really liked the voice acting. It had a lot of people I had heard before, like Zim from Invader Zim, and so on. This better be... better than the last game though. I liked it for a while, but after giving it a few hours, I got bored, even with the cool weapons. Yeah, hope it's good.

curua02
curua02

Please, for the love of god, let them have improved the voice acting.

DouglasBuffone
DouglasBuffone

I have been waiting for this game, I really really want to see more! Great coverage so far!

sens_rocks_40
sens_rocks_40

finally, a new destroy all humans game, and this one looks sweet too

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

Played the first two games and this should be as good as that i hope

Sputnixy
Sputnixy

glad to see them both on ps2 and ps3 they will probly be released at the same time hey gamerkid big willy and path of the furon are basickly DAH3 since they are both in DAH3 while Big Willy takes place before path of the furon they can probly be played in any oreder i knew a ps3 version of DAH was coming and the melting of the building was going to be in it and that is going to be sweet and finaly their will be cheats yeah I missed the unlimited ammo in DAH2 it was no fun having to keep geting ammo to contiue recking havoc, hope 2 player is back

gamerkid99
gamerkid99

will Pandemic be making DAH! Big Willy Unleashed and DAH! 3? cause they did an awsome job with the last 2 ones

LostLegacy54
LostLegacy54

This is perfect for Playstation guys like myself since Big Willy comes for PS2 and Path of a Furon comes for PS3...I love PS.

hobbitman
hobbitman

Please relaease this game on PS2 also! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!

JLuke360
JLuke360

Destroy All Humans! 3. The first two were really interesting, making use of the settings in a very comical way. I don't doubt this will leave us laughing it up as we probe cows.

heyheydoh
heyheydoh

Big fan of the first one, haven't really played the second(even though I have it, I just hate the xbox controller now) and it's great it's coming to current-gen systems!

Vyse_Legends
Vyse_Legends

Is it just me or does Crypto sound different?

BulletProof007
BulletProof007

Thats a cool idea having the two games and how they fit together. Although not everyone may be able to play both ?

SGTNAPALM
SGTNAPALM

nice. is anyone else relly excited for both games? i can hardly wait.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I'm always up for a Destroy All Humans game. I hope it turns out well.

cubeman
cubeman

Destroy all Humans seems like a fun series to get into so I will probably check the others out in the future and than see how this one does.