IGN reports that this is a remake of the original. Before it was officially revealed, though, Amazon leaked the game through a listing that has since been pulled. That listing had a placeholder 2020 date, and showed several screenshots and details.
The listings stated that the game is set in the 1950s, putting you in the role of an invading conqueror named Crypto-137. You can pose as humans to “infiltrate their fragile democracy,” use powers and weapons like psychokinesis and an anal probe gun, and explore Area 42 in a restored mission.
“The cult-classic returns! Terrorize the people of 1950s Earth in the role of the evil alien Crypto-137,” the product description read. “Harvest their DNA and bring down the US government in the faithful remake of the legendary alien invasion action adventure. Annihilate puny humans using an assortment of alien weaponry and psychic abilities. Reduce their cities to rubble with your flying Saucer! One giant step on mankind!”
This is the third new game announcement from THQ Nordic in only a few days. First it announced a remake of SpongeBob: Battle for Bikini Bottom for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Then alongside the recent Google Stadia presentation, the company announced Darksiders Genesis, an overhead Diablo-like action game featuring the horseman Strife. Expect more games and news in all of the upcoming press conferences.