THQ announces Darksiders 2

If you believe in the imminent Apocalypse, your nerves are probably pretty frayed of late, with movies and news media alike filled to bursting with hare-brained eschatological fantasies. If, on the other hand, you think it's all a bit of a laugh, you're probably enjoying all manner of movies and games in which the notion of Armageddon is mainly an excuse to fill screens with really, really big 'splosions. Case in point: Darksiders 2, the newly-announced, 2012-releasing sequel to THQ's four-horsemen original.

Above: No shots of DS2 yet, though the website promises details soon

Of course, if your original's set in the final moments of Earth, there's not necessarily scope for the longest-running continuing epic storyline – so how to make a franchise out of it? While the ending of the original hints at a sequel following on from that game's events, Darksiders 2 chooses instead to take place at the same time as the first game, with the focus on Death, brother of the original's protagonist, War. The game promises a larger world, bigger levels and, you know, all the new bits you'd expect a sequel to come touting.

Could THQ be playing its strongest cards a bit early? Would you really play a whole third game as Famine, presumably tasked with stealing all the pies? But hell, that's a ways away yet – and the world might have ended by then, right? What do you think of the idea of a Darksiders 2?

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  • jackthemenace - June 2, 2011 10:55 a.m.

    Definite buy. The only problem I had with the first one was, once you'd completed, there was basically nothing left to go back and do. Oh, and hopefully, this time they'll make the pre-order bonuses NOT the same code that someone can find on the internet. I'm not impressed.
  • FirLocke - June 2, 2011 9:58 a.m.

    Darksiders was alright. If the 2nd one improves a lot upon the first, I'll probably get it. Maybe.
  • Omegadash - June 2, 2011 9:44 a.m.

    Really hope they do what they wanted to and make it a coop game featuring all 4 horseman. Doesn't sound like it though :(
  • helix699 - June 2, 2011 6:21 a.m.

    Will it be released in December when the "real" Apocalypse is sapose to happen in 2012?
  • Yeager1122 - June 2, 2011 4:21 a.m.

    Really still want to play the first one.
  • Heyexclamationpoint - June 2, 2011 3:08 a.m.

    Really enjoyed the first game, can't wait for this!
  • Z-man427 - June 2, 2011 1:52 a.m.

    Darksiders was fun for a while, but it just kind of wore on me after a while. I can only hack up so many zombies... But this still might be worth paying attention to. We'll see,
  • aman123 - June 2, 2011 1:47 a.m.

    I think half of it is going to be a recap leading into continuing the ending of Darkseiders. It's probably going to be going after that woman seen who turned Abbedon into the Destroyer..
  • sgloomy - June 2, 2011 1:33 a.m.

    Yay for darksiders 2. I thought about how they would do a sequel when I finished the first one. Its not like they could do a game where we play as all four, well they could but that would pretty much suck. I guess this is one way of doing it. just have to wait for some gameplay footage at E3.
  • Paulio451 - June 2, 2011 12:53 a.m.

    @golyath1986... They changed the caption. Originally it said that the character was Death as seen in Darksiders I. Glad to see they updated it. Us fanboys can be brutal. :D
  • golyath1986 - June 2, 2011 12:44 a.m.

    If you read the caption below the picture, you would understand that they wouldn't have a picture of Death yet.
  • Rustash - June 2, 2011 12:41 a.m.

    Kinda disappointed. I was hoping for a true sequel that continued the story.
  • bigwill1221 - June 2, 2011 12:32 a.m.

    Uhh... been announced a while back.. and what paulio said.
  • Paulio451 - June 2, 2011 12:31 a.m.

    Uh... that's not Death in the screenshot. That's War.
  • GringoStar - June 2, 2011 12:20 a.m.

    I would really like to see a Collector's Edition of this. It should include: Art book Soundtrack Challenge Maps DLC Exclusive Weapon/Horse skin and.... a costume skin (or maybe actual character) to play as War.

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