Atari has today announced that it will release Godzilla: Save the Earth for PlayStation 2 and Xbox this fall. Currently in development at Pipeworks, the game is the sequel to Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee and will allow up to four players to compete in monster battles in over a dozen destructible real-world cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Osaka, and New York.

"Godzilla: Save the Earth combines the epic scope that is the hallmark of the landmark movies with an amazing single-player action mode to create the definitive adventure fighting game on any system," said Peter Wyse, executive producer at Atari. "With more monsters, more cities, and more radioactive monster bashing, Godzilla fans won't believe the authenticity, while fighting and adventure gamers will have a unique experience with one of the best known film legends in the world!"

Godzilla: Save the Earth will feature a total of nine different gameplay modes, as well as a number of different minigames. In the mission-based single-player, G-Force scientists have succeeded in cracking Godzilla's genetic code and have refined it to grow super-enriched "Godzilla-Matter" which is virtually indestructible. When the Vortaak hear about G-Force's experiments they invade earth in an attempt to steal G-Cells and seize control of the planet's monsters. As Godzilla, players must stop the UFOs and attempt to free his fellow monsters.

Improvements over Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee in the game will include buildings with more realistic destruction mechanics, larger and more detailed environments, and online play for up to four players on both systems. Over 18 classic Toho movie monsters will feature in the game, including Godzilla 2000, King Ghidorah, Gigan, Mothra, Biollante, and SpaceGodzilla.