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Preview: Darksiders II is inspired by the best there is photo
Preview: Darksiders II is inspired by the best there is
by Ryan Perez

Though I never brought myself to complete the first Darksiders, I did enjoy it for the length that I played. It was nothing phenomenal in its own right, but it was still a fun experience, due to retaining enough good inspiration from other venerated titles. The sequel, Darksiders II, is not much different, in the sense that it borrows directly from other franchises that have set several standards within DSII's respective genres.

If you dig progressing through unwelcoming dungeons, slashing furiously at imaginative beasts, and collecting mounds of loot in the process, then Darksiders II might be for you. Imagine The Legend of Zelda and God of War, minus the fairies and tits.

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11:00 AM on 03.23.2012

Death gets dramatic in this Darksiders II trailer

Man, THQ sure loves those Darksiders II trailers. Here's another one, apparently the first of several cinematic videos in which Death jumps about and hits stuff with ludicrous oversized weaponry. Like you'd expect.  No ...

Jim Sterling

8:30 PM on 03.22.2012

Interview: Darksiders II with Vigil Games' Dave Adams

Earlier this week, Hamza and I went to see Darksiders II. Because I have nicer hair than Hamza, I got to do a video interview with Dave Adams, the general manager of Vigil Games. He was nice enough to answer some of my dumb questions, and the folks at THQ emailed over some new gameplay footage. Go watch! #darksiders2

Max Scoville

7:00 PM on 03.14.2012

Check out Death's world in this Darksiders II video

Here's a video of Vigil Games chatting about the world it's created for Darksiders II. You'll get to learn a little bit about the concept for certain locations, as well hear a lot of boasting about how huge the environment is. Apparently if the first game was the Moon, this is Earth. Oooh! Still really looking forward to this sucker, so I've nothing to add. What about you lot?

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 03.05.2012

Darksiders II preorders upgraded to 'Limited Editions'

If you've preordered Darksiders II, you'll be getting a bit more than you've expected, with THQ revealing that any copy reserved prior to release shall become a Limited Edition version at no extra charge.  The Limited Ed...

Jim Sterling

4:30 PM on 02.14.2012

Darksiders 2 launches June 26, pre-order stuff revealed

THQ has revealed that Darksiders II is coming to Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on June 26. Huzzah! It's also revealed the various pre-order bonuses available at different retails. Huh ... zuuuhr.  Without further ado, here's the ...

Jim Sterling

9:20 AM on 02.01.2012

Darksiders prequel novel and lore bible incoming

Videogames love prequel novels, and Darksiders is no exception. Random House is publishing Darksiders: The Abomination Vault in May, set to coincide with the release of Darksiders II. According to the PR machine, the book wil...

Jim Sterling

1:30 PM on 01.25.2012

Death is EVERYWHERE in this terrifying Darksiders II vid

Yesterday, THQ released a new trailer for Darksiders II, showcasing Death's presence and influence throughout human history. A few people thought that the trailer was funny, since Death's mask had been stuck onto a bunch of ...

Jim Sterling

1:15 PM on 01.24.2012

Death is eternal in new Darksiders II trailer

Here's a grim, brooding trailer for Darksiders II, bigging up its grim, brooding protagonist. I am so stoked for this game it's not even funny.  If you haven't already, check out Wesley's great preview of the game. He got to check it out in detail, and seemed suitably impressed. Can't argue with that!

Jim Sterling



Preview: Darksiders II photo
Preview: Darksiders II
by Wesley Ruscher

At the end of Darksiders, War looked to the skies and saw his brothers, the remaining Horsemen, plummeting to Earth to reunite with the resurrected hero. It was a befitting ending, and one that built hope for where the series could possibly go.

Darksiders II is not that story. Rather than build on that foundation, it instead tells a completely different story. A story about War’s brother, Death, the most feared of the Horsemen, and the other events that took place while War sought his redemption.

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11:00 AM on 01.23.2012

Diddling with a Darksiders II Death Mask

An ominous package recently arrived, containing occult and forbidden artifacts from realms beyond our darkest imagination. Either that, or THQ popped a pretend mask in the mail and I filmed myself doing something dumb with it.  Either way, this is a video of some stuff that happened pertaining to Darksiders II. What fun!

Jim Sterling

9:40 AM on 01.20.2012

Death rises in this new Darksiders II video

Here's a new trailer for Darksiders II, in which the lads at Vigil talk about creating a brand new horseman for the sequel. They discuss the differences between Death and War, detail his playstyle, and give us a look at his ...

Jim Sterling





8:00 AM on 12.12.2011

Death lives in Darksiders II teaser trailer

Here's a dramatic teaser trailer for Darksiders II, which debuted at some weird televised frat party this past weekend. Strangely, it eluded our coverage, but as the resident Darksiders geek, I have made sure to get it poste...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 10.13.2011

Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium MMO dated and detailed

After ten thousand years of silence, THQ has come out of the woodwork with a bunch of details and a release date for Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online, the fabled MMO set in Games Workshop's sci-fi universe. ...

Jim Sterling

9:20 AM on 08.18.2011

Get moody with these Darksiders II screens

THQ has spunked out some lovely Darksiders II screens for your arousal. It features zombie kings, giant bugs, and Death's rotting horse, Despair. What a cheerful little name.  As a big fan of the original Darksiders, thi...

Jim Sterling

3:30 PM on 07.19.2011

Even more skulls in this Darksiders II extended trailer

Hamza's preview of Darksiders II left me pretty excited with all that talk about RPG elements and a lack of QTEs, but I noticed that at least one of you thought this game needed more skulls and bones. So here's an extended trailer for Darksiders II that has skulls, bones, and an all-new voiceover that explains what the hell is going on. No Crips or Illuminati though.

Maurice Tan