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Vigil’s highly anticipated Darksiders II has been delayed from June 26th 2012 to an unspecified time in August. When questioned as to why the game had been pushed back an additional two months publisher THQ responded by citing the need for more time to polish and perfect the game. It’s no secret that THQ has been going through some hard times lately – cancelling projects, letting a significant number of employees go, and forcing their president to take a fifty-percent pay cut; however, those things are forcing the publisher to concentrate on what really matters: making good games. There’s a lot riding for all of them on Darksiders II. If it tanks no doubt THQ and even Vigil will soon to follow.
When I say there’s been a launch title confirmed for an upcoming Nintendo console, what comes to your mind? Mario? Zelda? Maybe even Metroid or Pokemon? Part of Nintendo’s glory has always been their devotion to their franchises. Launching new hardware has always been their time to prove their talent for adapting those beloved franchises to the ever-changing world of video game technology and the expectations of fans. Third-party titles have historically taken a backseat to Nintendo’s own developments, especially on launch day. But this time around, the spotlight has so far fallen on something very different from what Nintendo fans would have expected.
2010 was the birth of yet another entirely new IP and fortunately it was a success. Now over two years later it won’t be long before the next installment of Vigil’s anticipated title arrives. Why should you care though? Well for starters, here are six reasons why you should be excited for Darksiders II:
THQ is giving fans an opportunity to vote for the cover image they desire for the upcoming Darksiders II’s Collector’s Edition via their official Darksiders Facebook page. There’s also a chance to win one of three signed copies of the final collector’s edition when you vote and share. No purchase is necessary and the contest ends on March 9, 2012. Here are your choices:
Don’t forget to vote here.
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.
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:
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!