Darksiders was a curious title that came from the minds of THQ and Vigil Games. Set in a post-acocalyptic world, you played as War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Then, Darksiders 2 had you playing as fellow Horseman of the apocalypse, Death. Despite decent numbers, fans wanting a third entry, and Nordic Games now owning the rights to the Darksiders IP, no word on Darksiders 3 has been given. A remastered version of Darksiders was released recently, and according to Reinhard Pollace on Steam, it wasn’t meant as a rehash, but rather, a beginning.
The original Darksiders, released back in 2010, was an eclectic blend of everything from God of War to Portal. While Darksider’s story, setting and presentation were all top notch, many of the basic gameplay elements felt somewhat parred down in comparison to its many inspirations. So after plenty of hype and lots of media attention, does Darksiders 2 manage to rise above its predecessor to carve out its own identity? Definitely. (more…)
Here you’ll find an informative little trailer from Vigil and Prima Games explaining how the loot system in Darksiders 2 operates. It’s a great feature to add to a game like this, and should make every kill and dungeon delve feel more than worthwhile. I especially like how possessed weapons get stronger by feeding them the power of other, lesser weapons. Pretty cool stuff. Check the trailer out below.
In this awesome trailer from Darksiders developers Vigil Games, we get to see the many ways in which we’ll be able to create our own unique version of death through leveling up and an extensive loot system. This is probably the best new feature they’ve added as it should really give you a reason to tackle dungeons and quests looking for that next great item. Check out the video below.
Here we have an awesome little video showing off some of the inventive and fantastical locations that you’ll be visiting in Darksiders 2. As my most anticipated game of the next few months, I can’t wait to get my hands on this thing. Check it out for yourself below.
Here we have a cool video showing off what’s included in the spiffy collector’s edition of Darksiders II. Gotta say, I love that mask.
A live action trailer for Darksiders II has been released. (more…)
With THQ facing a potential delisting from the NASDAQ, their new president Jason Rubin is definitely in a tight spot at the moment. Sadly, one of his first cuts may be directed at Vigil Games and their Darksiders series.
In this latest developer diary from THQ and Vigil Games, we get a better look at new protagonist Death and his motivations. Essentially, he wants to erase the supposed crimes of his brother by bringing all of mankind back to life. How he intends to accomplish this is beyond me, but I can’t wait to see it first hand when the game launches this June.
According to a blog post on Darksiders II’s official website, the game’s release has been pushed back from June to August. This of course makes me incredibly sad and happy at the same time. Sad that I wont be able to play it as soon as I’d hoped, and happy that the game will be getting the polish it needs. I’m so conflicted right now. As quoted on their site,
The title of this story pretty much says it all. As one of my most anticipated titles of 2012, Darksiders 2 pretty much looks to outclass its predecessor in every possible respect. You gotta hand it to Vigil, they sure aren’t holding back. Check out the trailers below.(more…)