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Darksiders II isn’t Zelda

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Creative director of Darksiders II, Joe Madureira, doesn’t want Nintendo gamers to confuse his upcoming release with The Legend of Zelda series.  In his interview with ONM, Madureira expressed the following:

I’ll be curious to see who we’re compared to this time, but the only game we want to be compared to is the original Darksider.

With Darksiders’ dungeon-based gameplay, it’s easy to see why so many gamers often compare the series to the Legend Of Zelda franchise. Hopefully this time around the developers manage to innovate the genre in order to help establish its own  identity within the industry.

You can watch the entire interview here.

Darksiders II ships this June for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The Wii U version is to be announced. As always, you can expect our insightful and detailed review once the game becomes available.

Darksiders II Soundtrack by Award-Winning Composer of Assassin’s Creed and Hitman

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It looks like Death’s upcoming adventure, arriving this Summer,  just got a whole lot more epic with the recent news of Danish composer Jesper Kyd coming on board. Kyd is responsible for memorable music scores in hit franchises such as the Assassin’s Creed and Hitman series. Developer THQ says to expect the final release to contain dark, ethereal themes combined with melodic fantasy. It will be exciting to hear what emotional and captivating score Jason Kyd has created once the game becomes available on June 26th, 2012 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Press release after the jump:

High Res Darksiders II Screens

It’s a 40K Weekend on Steam!

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Until Monday February 6th at 1:00 PM EST Steam is having a sale on all of their Warhammer 40k titles and letting users play Dawn of War II: Retribution‘s multiplayer for absolutely free.

If you have yet to experience any of these games I highly recommend you check them out. The Dawn of War series is an excellent set of real time strategy games – even the original game and its expansions are worth checking out as they’re actually very different from the sequel (i.e. traditional base building and lots of units vs small squad-based gameplay with RPG elements). Space Marine is also worth a look as it’s the first Relic Entertainment game that puts you in the boots of a space marine as opposed to commanding squads of them from on high. From what I hear the multiplayer is also fantastic.

Below you’ll find the specifics of the deals…

Company of Heroes Sequel Could Be In the Works

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For the last couple of weeks there’s been a lot of talk surrounding publisher THQ. First there was the rumor that their entire 2014 game line up had been cancelled, then their announcement to break away from their kid-friendly franchises in favor of “core titles”, and finally the unfortunate news of significant lay-offs in the wake of the aforementioned decision.

But it’s not all bad.

In a press conference held late last week THQ quite possibly dropped the most exciting news for fans of the award winning Real Time Strategy game Company of Heroes: the possibility of a sequel…

More Darksiders II Screens

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Today Vigil Games let loose a bunch of new screenshots from their upcoming Darksiders II. Leaving behind War and moving onto the big man himself, Death, the sequel looks to be bringing back everything we loved about the original game and vastly improve upon it. Darksiders II is set for release this March for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Wii U. After the break you’ll find all nine new screens!

Death Rises: A More In-Depth Look at Darksiders II

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IGN has posted a new video that has the creative, art, and game directors of the upcoming Darksiders II showing off some of the nicer features of the new game. More exciting combat, sleeker visuals, and a more in-depth narrative are just some of things covered in the video that appear in Vigil Games’ sequel. I won’t spoil anything so just watch the clip below and enjoy seeing Death himself in action…

Saints Row: The Third PS3 Review – Gloriously Absurd

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Publisher: THQ
Developer: Volition
Genre: Third-Person Shooter
Players: Single, Co-op and Multiplayer Online
Release Date: Nov. 15, 2011
Rated: M – Mature

The Saints Row series started out as Grand Theft Auto clone, but it has taken on a life of its own since the first game. The first two games of the series were crazy and ridiculous, but Saints Row: The Third exponentially raises the levels of craziness. Volition must have been given a lot of freedom to craft this genuinely funny and action packed game.