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Darksiders 2

Darksiders II is just the latest in a long line of re-releases


'Definitive,' of course
Feb 13
Did you like the last generation of gaming on platforms of yesteryear? A lot of good stuff came out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Legacy consoles are seemingly maintaining their relevance by the sheer number of re-releases ... read

Ex-Vigil staffer on what Darksiders III could have been


Four player co-op was always the hope says former creative director
May 31
In an interview with IGN, Ex-Vigil creative director Joe Madureira released a few nuggets of information on what Darksiders III could have been, provided Vigil staff, and not Nordic Games, had won the bidding war. “It w... read
THQ properties

Future of Darksiders is uncertain in Nordic Games' hands


No developers, no plans, and maybe not enough money
Apr 24
Nordic who? After announcing publisher Nordic Games gained rights to THQ's Darksiders and Red Faction, I saw many ask who Nordic Games is and what its plans are for these series. I'd reference you to Wikipedia for the first p... read

Crytek USA plans to buy the Darksiders license


'The IP belongs in the hands of its creators'
Mar 28
Word on the street is, while Crytek has no current interest in Darksiders 3, Crytek USA wants the brand anyway. Considering the new company boasts ex-Vigil staff, and is indeed headed by the studio's former boss, it's hardly ... read

Disney shuts Junction Point & Crytek USA hires Vigil devs


The Destructoid Show gets super surrious 'bout bizness
Jan 29
Hey gang! Lots of crazy industry news today, which is less fun than actual news about games. Today we've got new BioShock Infinite and SimCity trailers to show off, good news on the THQ/Vigil Homefront, and sad news for Epic Mickey studio Junction Point. Also, Dead Space 3 is getting a bare-bones PC port, and Frostbite 2.0 is coming to Mac! read
Crytek USA

Crytek opens first U.S. studio, headed by ex-Vigil staff


Are they making an MMO?
Jan 28
Crytek will move into Austin, Texas for development on future titles, landing the international company in North America for the first time. “Crytek has always enjoyed a special relationship with gamers and business par... read
Darksiders IS Zelda

Darksiders IS Zelda, and here's the proof


Vigil Games' art team whipped up this nifty Zelda homage
Jan 25
That the Darksiders games take more than a few cues from The Legend of Zelda -- and may possibly surpass it -- is a secret to nobody. What we were unaware of was that developer Vigil Games always had intentions of supplanting... read
Posted farewell letter on NeoGAF
THQ has cleared its plate and sold off all its assets... well... not all of them. For some reason, not one company placed a bid for Darksiders developer Vigil Games, dooming the young studio. Vigil's lead combat designer Ben ... read feature

Four upcoming THQ games revealed amidst bankruptcy woes


:(
Dec 19
Sad news today as THQ has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The bankruptcy filing, which is available for you to read, included several unannounced projects by various THQ studios. Note that these are more than likely internal... read

This Darksiders II 'Death & Despair' statue is turbo-boss


I want this a lot!
Dec 06
It seems the Darksiders series is fated to not get the recognition it deserves, but at least THQ still believes in it enough to pimp out some cool merchandise -- like this newly revealed "Death & Despair" statue from SOTA... read

Joe Mad leaves Vigil Games


Don't get mad
Oct 22
Joe Madureira, better known as "Joe Mad", creative director of the Darksiders franchise (among many other bodies of work), announced via Twitter last night that he's leaving Vigil Games. Joe goes into a bit more detail on his... read

Darksiders II 'Argul's Tomb' DLC detailed, dated


Sep 19
More Darksiders II? I've hardly scratched the surface of this deceptively huge title! Vigil Games will be releasing Argul's Tomb as paid downloadable content on Tuesday, September 25 for Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3 in Nor... read

Darksiders II sells 247,000 in North America at launch


Humble start for Vigil Games' superb sequel
Sep 09
Darksiders II managed to sell 247,000 copies in North America during its launch week, despite being pretty decently marketed and damn fantastic. Analyst Michael Pachter has estimated global sales at around a million.  Th... read

Weird Metacritic user reviews tear Darksiders II to bits


Sleeping Dogs and Dark Souls PC also attacked
Sep 01
[Update 3: A Russian speaking friend of mine went through the site and believes it to be a highly detailed troll. The cult is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of an old Soviet actor from the 50s, who they openly ac... read

Last week, a Darksiders II developer posted comments on Twitter about being left out of the credits despite working on the game. Some joined his side, some ridiculed his outburst, but most ignored the issue altogether. Does t... read feature

Missing features might be added to Darksiders II on PC


Aug 17
Last night, curiosity got the better of me and I nabbed Darksiders II on Steam. How is the PC version? Well, it ran, and I was able to change the resolution -- but that's about it, frankly. Sadly, it sounds like some players ... read

Darksiders II crossing over with Metalocalypse on Friday


Aug 15
The popular Adult Swim cartoon Metalocalypse will feature a crossover collaboration with Death from Darksiders II this coming Friday. Now that's totally #darksiders2. The spot will air during the Metalocalypse marathon this F... read

[Update: In addition to a response from Vigil Games' general manager, I received an email from an ex-Vigil employee who worked on game for 2+ years but did not receive credit. He says he's not the only one. Updates are after ... read feature

We reviewed Darksiders II, Sleeping Dogs, and Last Story!


Aug 14
With gamescom kicking off its onslaught of news, the Destructoid frontpage has been alight with posts today. In fact, it's been so busy that you might have managed to miss three pretty big reviews. We reviewed Sleeping Dogs, ... read
a great example of a sequel done absolutely right
Every now and then, a game comes along that seems to have the right stuff -- it's got an unforgettable visual style, a quality studio, a respectable marketing budget, and the kind of gameplay that should go over damn well wit... read feature

THQ sends literal death threat to celebrate Darksiders II


Aug 09
No sooner had I put the finishing touches on the upcoming review for Darksiders II than this ... thing arrived. I would like you all to serve as witnesses in the event of my disappearance, because I am fairly certain this can... read

Final Darksiders II trailer gets to know Death


Aug 07
THQ has released the last gameplay trailer for Darksiders II before its launch next week. The video, titled "Know Death," is narrated by the skull-masked misery-guts himself, as Death provides his perspective on the latest D... read

Darksiders II has New Game Plus, survival mode


Aug 07
Vigil Games is keen on keeping you playing Darksiders II beyond the main game, and has two tricks up its sleeve to extend your investment. Beating the game unlocks a New Game + mode, which allows you to carry over Death's equ... read

THQ cobbled together an extra Darksiders II Collector's Edition from bits and pieces of the dead, allowing Destructoid to show you what it looks like a little bit. I unbox it with a really inconvenient camera angle because t... read feature

Latest Darksiders II trailer is all emotional and stuff


Aug 03
The top YouTube comment for this video says, "Man, that girl from Dead Island ends up on all the worst vacations." That got me. The newest CG trailer for Darksiders II isn't exactly pulling a Dead Island, but its simila... read

Darksiders II gets its first full gameplay trailer


Jul 25
After ten billion years of pre-rendered videos and developer diaries, Darksiders II gets its first all-gameplay trailer featuring nothing but footage from the software itself. It only took until less than a month before laun... read

Vigil discusses the near-limitless loot of Darksiders II


Jul 19
I'm a sucker for loot. Who doesn't like loot? Bad people don't like loot. The addition of boundless gear in Darksiders II is one of the aspects I'm most excited about, and I love that Vigil's committed to putting a lot more ... read

Darksiders II: Death's Door digital comic now on sale


Jul 06
Darksiders II: Death's Door is now available to purchase exclusively from Dark Horse's digital store. The first issue will set you back $0.99, and can be obtained for both iOS and Android devices.  "Death’s mission... read

After being turned away from the booth of a publisher that shall remain unnamed, I bumped into a cadre of developers from Vigil Studios who were more than happy to shelter me for an hour. After making my way to THQ's super se... read feature


Whoa hold the phone! War and Death fighting each other?! That would be a cool plot twist, but it's not as it seems. The War you see there is actually someone named Crowfather, disguised as War, and you come across him right a... read feature







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