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Adult Swim to feature Darksiders 2 original content

Posted by: Nathaniel at 8/15/2012 12:49 PM
Darksiders 2 hit stores yesterday to a fair amount of critical acclaim, not the least of which came from me.  On August 17, twisted adult animation channel Adult Swim is set to debut a two minute short produced by Titmouse Inc., the company behind Metalocalypse, during Adult Swim's Metalocalypse marathon that runs from 11pm to 1am that night.

Basically, it will be a mash up of Darksiders 2 and Metalocalypse featuring the members of Dethklok and Darksiders 2's main character, Death.  How fitting. 

To learn more, follow the jump.


Adult Swim to Debut THQ Darksiders® II-Inspired Animated Content

Custom Content Produced by Titmouse and Features Characters from the Adult Swim Series,
Metalocalypse and THQ's Darksiders II
             
             In anticipation of this week's release of THQ's Darksiders II video game, Adult Swim will debut a two minute, custom-animated piece produced by Titmouse Inc., the production company behind its brutally popular series, Metalocalypse. The custom spot will be unveiled this Friday, August 17 during a Metalocalypse marathon from 11:00 pm. through 1:00 a.m. (ET/PT) and will feature the members of Dethklok, the animated band from the series, as well as Death, the main character from Darksiders II.

Darksiders II was released on Xbox 360, PlayStation3 and PC on August 14, 2012. Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen embarks on a quest to redeem his brother's name. Become the terrifying force which everything fears but nothing can escape.

                A hard-hitting animated Adult Swim series produced by Titmouse Inc., Metalocalypse follows the animated story of Dethklok, the ridiculously popular animated half-American, half-Norwegian heavy metal band. In addition to being the world's most brutal band members, Nathan Explosion, William "Murderface," Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Toki Wartooth and Pickles are also stupid...dangerously stupid. From sold out concerts to late-night snack-attacks, the guys creates a wave of mayhem, death and destruction wherever they go, but thanks to their "really good lawyer" they manage to walk away legally unscathed on every occasion. Since its debut in 2006, the series has emerged as one of the highest-rated original series on Adult Swim, and the animated band has also enjoyed very real success in the consumer products space, with two top-selling albums and corresponding sold-out tours, apparel and more. Dethklok: The Dethalbum and Dethklok: The Dethalbum II have combined to sell more than 500,000 units to date, and debuted at number 21 and number 15 on the Billboard Top 200 during their respective weeks of release.

About THQ:

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ, Darksiders and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

About Adult Swim:

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults.  Airing nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable's #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 99 million U.S. homes.
               Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.