Darksiders II gets extended trailer and new screens

When we last heard from THQ's Darksiders 2, the project had little more than a title, a confirmed existence, and a loose plot outline ( the Apocalypse is back on, unless Death can inspire all sorts of debates about the meaning of the word “ironic” by saving everyone's lives). Now the title's got confirmation for Wii U as well as the usual platforms, and has got a lengthy trailer showing off the spritely Death. There's also a batch of new screens, allowing you to decide for yourself whether the character puts you more in mind of Kratos or Sting from the WCW.

Detailing Death's exploration of the infernal conspiracy that gave rise to the first game's events, the new trailer makes no secret of Darksiders 2's influences – besides looking to add to the always-enjoyable ranks of the “a bit like God of War” genre, Darksiders 2 appears to provide a comprehensive, playable tour through every single heavy metal album cover of the 1980s – which is a welcome thing for a game to do indeed.

Darksiders' 2012 release ought to provide that year with a welcome dose of apocalyptic excitement – what do you think of the new trailer and screens?

Jul 19, 2011


  • TheRandomFool - July 25, 2011 4:59 a.m.

  • morbiusdog - July 20, 2011 2:55 p.m.

    I might be showing my age here but with the blue skin and purple hood, Death looks a lot like Skeletor to me!
  • Odpaterson - July 20, 2011 12:32 p.m.

    I missed out on the first one... boy, that looks like a mistake. I might pick up both of these. New of course, don't want Vigil missing out on its own success.
  • rabidpotatochip - July 20, 2011 12:27 p.m.

    The first Darksiders was a pile of fun and I loved the ending, War is totally a badass. I have mixed feelings about playing Death just because I'd rather see more War but I'll definitely pick this up.
  • ikodo - July 20, 2011 12:27 p.m.

    I really liked the first Darksiders, what with all the play style nods to various franchises. I am definitely looking forward to the second one. I've heard that with Death, you're going to be moving around more like Prince from the Prince of Persia series instead of the hulking War from the first game. Don't get me wrong, I loved War's play style, but I've always been a fan of the "agility" type fighters in whatever game I'm playing. Either way, I gotta get my 360 up and running again or get a new one before this comes out. This is one I'm going to be watching closely until launch day.
  • Crypto140 - July 20, 2011 12:25 p.m.

    I am looking for a word to describe this game it starts with an e. Oh yeah it EPICLYJIZZINYOURPANTSEPIC! You know that's just how I see it.
  • Heyexclamationpoint - July 20, 2011 noon

    I really enjoyed the first game. It started to get rather repetitive at the end, but it seems that the flaws are being addressed for the sequel. Can't wait.
  • FalconMbuster - July 20, 2011 11:05 a.m.

    I passed the first Darkstalkers up, but looking at this, I'm thinking I might go back and see. Whether I like it or not, this this new one is definitely on my "Need to Buy" list.
  • jackthemenace - July 20, 2011 8:57 a.m.

    SWEET. Totally psyched even MORE about this, even if it barely added anything to what we already knew. Screenshots looks totally awesome as well, hopefully that isn't the WHOLE range of weapons though... I'm with everyone on the Casey Jones thing. Oh, and they CAN'T be 80's Heavy Metal Album covers. There's No Eddie.
  • KidKatana - July 20, 2011 8:20 a.m.

    Yeh this'll be sweet. Finished Darksiders recently, moved on to LA Noire. Darksiders had a hell of a lot more game.
  • DualWieldingIsNotFeasible - July 20, 2011 3:10 a.m.

    I bought a used copy of Darksiders on a whim a few weeks ago. I was not prepared for how solid a game it was. Now, I can't wait for Darksiders 2. Also, Tigera117, I totally agree about the Casey Jones thing.
  • Tigera117 - July 20, 2011 2:47 a.m.

    You know, the person Death looks like is Casey Jones from TMNT. The mask, the hair, it all reeks of the Jones.
  • inkyspot - July 20, 2011 2:11 a.m.

    I can't wait, still love the first one. Oozing with style.
  • lordghen37 - July 20, 2011 1:52 a.m.

    Me too! Darksiders kicks butt!
  • onetimebuster - July 20, 2011 1:51 a.m.

    Im so looking forward to this.

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