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Darksiders 2 to be Wii U release title

Posted by: Sean M at 9/13/2012 4:22 PM
Another game is heading the the Wii U.

THQ has recently announced that Darksiders 2 will be a Wii U launch title, and thus available on November 18th.

This version of the game will differ from previous console versions in several ways. It will feature the first DLC expansion, Argul's Tomb already on the disc as well as pre-order bonuses from other console editions. Perhaps the biggest difference for this version is that, like many other Wii U games, players will be able to use the Gamepad to complete quests. The touch screen will be utilized to allow players to view maps and objectives and give quick access to Death's inventory. The gyro system will also be utilized to allow players to evade attacks, manipulate objects and and steer during swimming and riding sequences. In total, this will add 5 hours of gameplay to the original game.

For more information on Darksiders 2, at least the Xbox version, check out Nathaniel's review here.

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DARKSIDERS® II FOR Wii U™ CONFIRMED AS LAUNCH TITLE

Wii U Edition to Include Around Five Hours of Additional Content

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. September 13, 2012 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today confirmed that its upcoming action adventure title Darksiders® II will be released for the Wii U™ system at launch and will include additional content.

The Wii U edition of Darksiders II will feature additional bonus-content not included with other formats. Included on the disc will be the first DLC expansion, Argul’s Tomb, as well as all pre-order bonuses from other editions, adding around five hours of playable content and new legendary weapons and armor.

Darksiders II on Wii U will take advantage of the unique Wii U™ GamePad, utilizing the touch screen to display map and objectives as well as giving quick access to abilities and Death’s inventory. The Wii U system’s gyro functionality will also be utilized to allow players to evade enemy attacks, manipulate objects in the world and steer their character during swimming and riding sequences.

Ryan Stefanelli, Producer of Darksiders II commented: “We are delighted that Wii U owners will be able to experience the vast world of Darksiders II at launch. The unique Wii U GamePad adds a whole world of possibility that we will be taking advantage of in this title.”

Darksiders II follows the exploits of DEATH, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in an action-packed tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels DEATH through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother WAR, the horseman blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders.

Darksiders II is scheduled to be available for Wii U at the console’s launch. For more information visit www.Darksiders.com.

About Darksiders II

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.

The original Darksiders®, released in January 2010, received critical acclaim including the Best Fantasy Game 2010 award from IGN. Darksiders followed the story of WAR, wrongly accused of starting the apocalypse, on a quest to reclaim lost honor and take revenge on those who wronged him.