Darksiders II: Vigil Games confirms Wii U launch title will feature “added abilities”

Vigil Games has confirmed that the Wii U version of its upcoming supernatural epic, Darksiders II, will be a launch title when Nintendo's new console arrives later this year. The developer also has a team assigned to managing the game's Wii U-exclusive control enhancements, lead designer Hayden Dalton has told Digital Spy.

The Wii U team, says Dalton, is “making efforts to make sure we do use [Nintendo's controller] in more than a slapdash way,” saying the Wii U version will be “basically the core game, but then with added abilities to do certain things that you can't do on the other consoles.”

The system's controller will allow Vigil to deliver a game that's faithful to other versions, but incorporates smoother gameplay through options such as realtime, touchscreen-driven equipment changes. “So, for instance, I could be running along and I could click on another piece and I could put it on as I'm running through the game," explains Dalton. "That's huge: it's not breaking up the game.”

Rather than altering the game to suit the controls, however, “the control system will be an enhancement of the core game,” promises Dalton. Vigil's title will be available on current machines come June 26, with the Wii U version due alongside the console's launch this holiday season. This week we tried out the other versions of Darksiders II - 7 things we learned from our hands-on will help you prepare for the game's release.


  • Net_Bastard - March 25, 2012 10:14 p.m.

    All these exclusives sound great, but until Nintendo wisens up and puts capacitive touch screens on their shit, I won't be laying a finger on it.
  • Cyberninja - March 24, 2012 1:40 p.m.

    Wiiu getting more stuff for the game is great seeing as its being released later also, I bet this will come with all the dlc for other systems for free and I dont see why somepeople hate on nintendo consoles they are honestly the best in a few areas,like wii has never had any huge problems this gen which is more then i can say for both 360(RRoD) and PS3(apocalps3 and PSN crash). so nintendo is a smart choice if you always want your system to work.
  • jackthemenace - March 24, 2012 2:16 p.m.

    I doubt they'll be able to release it as DLC, unless there's a way of buying 360 controller with a built-in touch-pad for 280msp. When I saw the title, I admit, I raged a little, since I thought it'd be, like, extra features content that other versions wouldn't get- like players would be being punished for not spending a few hundred pounds extra to get a Wii U. Thank god that's not the case. I have no intention of buying a Wii U, but that does actually sound really a really good idea. It'd be a nice way to implement the system's features without it being horribly gimmicky, and it wouldn't necessarily feel tacked-on either. Way to go, Vigil
  • larkan - March 23, 2012 7:40 p.m.

    The added ability to smash your genitals into your table because you were dumb enough to waste money on a Nintendo product perhaps?
  • Poggs - March 24, 2012 5:53 p.m.

    Grow up.
  • minigamer83 - March 23, 2012 5:15 p.m.

    I bought a 360 version of the game already, so not for me, but I do want to know how the new tactil controller would work.

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