THQ’s future remains uncertain but there’s one thing we do know for sure. Darksiders II is happening. Whether or not it’ll be the publisher’s salvation or swan song is uncertain, but at least we’ll get another possibly awesome game from Vigil Games on June 26, 2012. Yup, we have a release date now! That means the game is 100%, definitely going to happen.
Darksiders II stars another Horseman of the Apocalypse, Death. In the original Darksiders, War is banished to Earth for supposedly getting a jump-start on the Apocalypse. Death thinks he was wrongly accused and goes to the Nether Realms to prove War’s innocence. So it’s taking place at the same time, only in a different place and with a different hero.
Aside from the release date, THQ also announced the three pre-order bonuses people can get for committing to Darksiders II early. The usual three suspects once again get the deals.
- Amazon: The Deadly Despair DLC pack boosts the speed of Despair, Death’s horse.
- Best Buy: The Angel of Death DLC pack provides angelic armor, two scythes and makes Dust the crow leave behind a purple trail of smoke.
- GameStop: The Death Rides DLC pack includes sidequests involving a Construct, the Bloodless and Karn’s lost treasure.
Darksiders II will be $59.99 on consoles and $49.99 for Windows PC. I’d recommend pre-ordering at GameStop as its bonus seems to be the best of the three.
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