Darksiders 2 to get special Hollywood "midnight madness" event

by: Nathaniel -
If you just happen to be in West Hollywood on August 13, then you can cancel your plans.  THQ has announced today that they will host a midnight launch event at the GameStop in West Hollywood, California.  

Starting at 9pm on August 13 you'll be able to play Darksiders 2 and Vigil Games' Lead Combat Designer, Ben Cureton will be there to sign copies of the game.

You'll also be eligible to win one of several prizes.  These prizes include Darksiders 2 posters and game covers autographed by Joe Madureira, Vigil's Creative Director, Darksiders 2 season passes valued at 20 bucks each, Copies of the Darksiders novel The Abomination Vault, and finally official Darksiders 2 Prima Strategy Guides.

For full details, follow the jump and make sure you visit Gaming Nexus on August 14 to read my review of Darksiders 2.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THQ TO HOST DARKSIDERS® II MIDNIGHT LAUNCH EVENT FOR FANS
Exclusive Prizes and Giveaways Only at the West Hollywood GameStop

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. Aug. 10, 2012 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) will host a midnight launch event to celebrate the release of Darksiders® II at GameStop in West Hollywood, California. Activities are scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. on Aug. 13. Fans will have a chance to go hands-on with Darksiders II in advance of its official release, and Vigil Games’ Lead Combat Designer Ben Cureton will be in attendance to meet with fans and sign copies of the game.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to snag giveaways and win a variety of prizes, including:

·         Darksiders II posters and game covers signed by Joe Madureira, Creative Director of Vigil Games (Uncanny X-Men, Battle Chasers)

·         Darksiders II DLC Season Passes ($20 value)

·         Copies of the Darksiders novel “The Abomination Vault”

·         Prima Games’ official Darksiders II Strategy Guides

Giveaways and prizes will be offered in limited quantities, so fans are encouraged to arrive early. The West Hollywood GameStop is located at 7100 Santa Monica Blvd. #117, West Hollywood, CA 90046.

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 launch on Xbox 360, PlayStation3 and PC on August 14, 2012. For more information check 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.

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, Calif., 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.

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