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Darksiders 2 Details Trickle In

Felix Kemp
Darksiders 2, Games news

Darksiders 2 Details Trickle In

Darksiders is the closest we've come to a full-blown next-gen Zelda with a mature slant, and while THQ's action-adventurer had its faults, it had enough promise and commercial value to convince Danny Bilson and co to greenlight a sequel, due in 2012. And now, thanks yet again to another Game Informer cover story, we have a few brand new details to go off.

As previously reported, Darksiders 2's story no longer centers on Horsemen of the Apocalypse, War, but his blood-brother, Death, out for vengeance. Surprisingly, he's also on our sides, backing humanity in the colossal heaven versus hell stakes, but he'll run into some trouble in the form of a mysterious "ancient grudge".

THQ promise a "dramatically larger world", hopefully building on the Metroidvania approach originally sought, weapon and armour upgrades, much more expansive dungeons and, of course, a slew of new demons and the like to tear apart. We hope to see more on Darksiders 2 at E3 this month. [Eurogamer]

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StauntonLick  Jun. 2, 2011 at 12:19

(Warning: Potential Spoiler if you haven't played Darksiders)

VERY excited about this. Darksiders was a hugely underrated (if somewhat derivative) gem. I hope the sequel follows up on the tease at the very end of the game...

Josh Clark  Jun. 2, 2011 at 13:25

Absolutely agree with you Staunton, felt cheated when the titles rolled at that point. Not the most innovative game in the world, but certainly deserving of the sequel. I'll be keeping an eye on this one.

ODB  Jun. 2, 2011 at 13:35


You need to get your name added to the 'Dealspwn Team' list at the side! Congrats on the new job...Looking forward to reading some of your stuff soon

Josh Clark  Jun. 2, 2011 at 13:37

Thank you for the warm welcome ODB. Looking forward to giving you something worth reading (fingers crossed)!

Josh Clark  Jun. 2, 2011 at 13:38

...and eventually mastering the 'Reply' button...

ODB  Jun. 2, 2011 at 15:21

You could do a Top 10 Thursday....seeing how this Tuesday was missed (unless I'm being blind!?)

Late  Jun. 2, 2011 at 15:44

...and an XBLA Indie Games round up, since Jon's had the audacity to have a couple weeks off. Tssk - you can't get the staff these days!
(You know I love your work, JL! :P)

Belated congrats/welcome, Josh :)


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