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Ex-Vigil staffer on what Darksiders III could have been

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 was always our h...   read

 
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Darksiders IS Zelda, and here's the proof

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 the legendary ...   read

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

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 Toys.  Fe...   read

 
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New Darksiders II DLC will arrive in time for Halloween

The Darksiders II DLC continues to arrive with a second installment entitled The Abyssal Forge arriving for Halloween. THQ haven't been slow with following up Darksiders II launch with DLC and this new chapter promises to be the toughest ye...   read

 
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Joe Mad leaves Vigil Games

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 Facebook page,...   read

 
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How to play Darksiders II on Wii U, in PICTURES!

Planning to play Darksiders II on the Wii U but terrified that you won't know how to play it, causing literally everybody to laugh at you? THQ has got you covered, my friend. The publisher sent along some helpful images that showcase Darksi...   read

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

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 North America, fol...   read

 
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Darksiders II on Wii U will have extra content

Darksiders II no longer has a mystery release date: it is now confirmed as a Wii U launch title. The game will more or less be a port of the original game, with the added ability to use the Wii U GamePad as a map and to access inven...   read

 
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Darksiders II sells 247,000 in North America at launch

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.  This humble numbe...   read

 
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Weird Metacritic user reviews tear Darksiders II to bits

[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 acknowledge ...   read

 
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Giving credit where credit is due: A developer's plea

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 the troubling to...   read

 
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Missing features might be added to Darksiders II on PC

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 haven't even ma...   read

 
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Darksiders II crossing over with Metalocalypse on Friday

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 Friday night, be...   read

 
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Darksiders devs speak out on not being credited (Update)

[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 the jump.] Aft...   read

 
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Review: Darksiders II

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 with a crowd. Ever...   read

 
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Darksiders II launch event to include prizes and Death

Darksiders II will be releasing next week and to help welcome in this new post-apocalypse, THQ is going to bring fans what they have been waiting for: Death and neat prizes! If you happen to live near the West Hollywood GameStop in sun...   read

 
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THQ sends literal death threat to celebrate Darksiders II

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 be classed as ...   read

 
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Final Darksiders II trailer gets to know Death

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 Darksiders adven...   read

 
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Darksiders II has New Game Plus, survival mode

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 equipment, levels,...   read

 
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Darksiders II Collector's Edition Unboxing

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 that is the kind...   read

 
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Latest Darksiders II trailer is all emotional and stuff

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 similarities are kind...   read

 
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If you buy Darksiders II, there may be a Darksiders III

Haydn Dalton, Lead Programmer at Vigil Games is ready and raring to go for Darksiders III. The only problem is, Darksiders II hasn't launched yet, and he needs a hefty amount of sales to greenlight his next project. He specifically noted th...   read

 
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Darksiders II gets its first full gameplay trailer

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 launch! Looks solid...   read

 
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Darksiders II soundtrack preview featuring Jesper Kyd

Does that name sound familiar? While Jesper Kyd didn't score the original Darksiders (that was Cris Velasco, Mike Regan, and Scott Morton), you may recognize his name from such titles as Assassin's Creed, Borderlands, and the Hitman series....   read

 
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Vigil discusses the near-limitless loot of Darksiders II

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 roleplaying ele...   read

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

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 to slay a rogu...   read

 
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Darksiders II delivers its last sermon

Here be a live-action trailer for Darksiders II. It's been floating around for a few weeks, but this is the "extended cut," so there's even more live-action stuff for us to hate on because everybody hates live-action trailers.  There'...   read

 
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War and Death battle it out in Darksiders II

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 at the beginning...   read

 
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Death strikes again in new Darksiders II trailer

A while ago, THQ released a Darksiders II trailer in which Death jumps around and hits stuff. Here's part two, with Death jumping around even more and hitting even more stuff. He also turns into the Grim Reaper, which jumps around and hits...   read

 
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Darksiders II developers contemplate the nature of Death

THQ has released a new video featuring members of the development team at Vigil Games working on Darksiders II as they offer insight into the setting and plot of the games. If you haven't played the first title yet, this vid...   read

 
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Darksiders II delayed to August

THQ has announced that Darksiders II will be pushed back from June to August, allowing Vigil more time to polish the final product. A more solid release date will be revealed in the next few days.  The publisher has preemptively answer...   read

 
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Preview: Darksiders II is inspired by the best there is

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 o...   read

 
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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 gameplay footag...   read

 
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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 i...   read

 
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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 Edition contains ...   read

 
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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 extra stuff you...   read

 
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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 will take place mi...   read

 
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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 pictures to mak...   read

 
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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 ...   read

 
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Preview: Darksiders II

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 possi...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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 personality. He...   read

 
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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 posted.  I keep...   read

 
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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, this is very high ...   read

 
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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 Dark...   read

 
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Death comes for all in Darksiders II

Death isn't happy. His fellow horseman of the Apocalypse, War, was wrongly accused and imprisoned for bringing about the fall of mankind before it was foretold. Death knows that War is a by the books kind of guy and that there's some kind o...   read

 

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