Darksiders II: New screens pit Death against... the dead

THQ has dropped a few new screenshots from 2012's apocalyptic action-adventure, Darksiders 2. The new images pit the title's hero, Death, against the skeletal minions of the King of the Dead, which is sort of like an action movie where the hero gets sent to prison with all the vengeful lowlives he sent behind bars. Hopefully in this case, though, there's a much higher quotient of rickety bone-clanking type noises and copious overuse of the phrase “boogedy-boo!”, these being the things we all know skeletons like best.

Above: The King of the Dead eyes Death's sweet tribal tats enviously. Skeletons can't get inked – that's one of the main reasons they're so angry

Above: As everyone knows, skeletons can be dispatched with a handful of pumpkin-candies; foes like this unsightly fellow require the use of meatier weapons, such as this axe Death looks to have borrowed from an '80s heavy-metal band

Above: A better look at the realm of the dead, which we earnestly hope you won't see any more of until many years from now when you've long escaped our advertisers' target demographics

Darksiders IIs still just under a year away – the game's still on track for a June release – but the teaser campaign is heating up with plenty of elements from the sequel. What would you like to see next? More skeletons?

Aug 18, 2011


  • inkyspot - August 19, 2011 5:43 p.m.

    This is my type of game, and the designs has inspired my works. Can't wait.
  • Yeager1122 - August 19, 2011 4:23 p.m.

    I wonder if war and deth will team up at any point? Maybe for the next game.
  • raider1987 - August 19, 2011 3:47 p.m.

    The first game was such a good game, yes it was a complete Zelda rip, but in a good way.... and a bizarre and terrible portal rip off towards the end. But still a very underrated game.
  • jackthemenace - August 19, 2011 1:39 p.m.

    This looks FUCKING SWEET. The first one was so vastly underrated. I still see where they can go after Death though. Fury and Strife just don't have the same air to them. I just hope that the 'hero gets sent to prison' metaphor isn't too literal. Because there had better not be a 'Drop the soap...' QTE. But that axe does look friggin' badass...
  • Crypto140 - August 19, 2011 12:57 p.m.

    How many games will they make? It's a great game, but seriousy, are they going to make 4 games, one for every horseman, or 5 games, one for every horseman and then a game where they team up and destroy the entire universe? Because that would rock, and clean my wallet.
  • rabidpotatochip - August 19, 2011 12:33 p.m.

    As long as I can still throw cars at things I will buy this game.
  • shadeslayer77 - August 19, 2011 4:01 a.m.

    Gah, why June? This looks so good! I can't wait that long!
  • ObliqueZombie - August 19, 2011 3:39 a.m.

    OoooOOooOoooooo. I may have to play through the old one!
  • Doctalen - August 19, 2011 2:49 a.m.

    Can't wait loved the first game. The sequel is about to be spot on awesome.
  • ALinkToTheZack - August 19, 2011 2:39 a.m.

    The only thing that could've made the original better: a friendlier PC port.
  • StrayGator - August 19, 2011 1:57 a.m.

    let's see if i got it right. Vigil renamed the 4 horsemen to War, Death, Taxes & Discomfort?
  • codystovall - August 19, 2011 1:48 a.m.

    Death looks pretty fleshy.
  • BobberyFan98 - August 19, 2011 1:43 a.m.

    An earlier release date. I heard that it was going for a Jan/Feb 2012 launch window, not June. I'll die if I have to wait that long.
  • Mattdawarrior - August 19, 2011 1:38 a.m.

    The first one was such a good game, this one looks to be ramping up the action and style. Can't wait.

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