THQ ANNOUNCES DARKSIDERS II, COMING IN 2012
The Pale Horseman rides forth in the sequel to the critically acclaimed hit
AGOURA HILLS, Calif
. June 1, 2011 – THQ Inc.
(NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the sequel to its award-winning Action/Adventure title, Darksiders®
, is scheduled to come to the Xbox 360®
video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®
3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC in calendar 2012.
follows the exploits of DEATH, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a weaving 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 who was blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders
Featuring a dramatically larger world, full weapon and armor upgrade systems as well as bigger and more challenging dungeons and vast array of new enemies and bosses, Darksiders II
strives to improve on every aspect of the original hit.
Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President of Core Games commented: “We have taken the best parts of Darksiders and improved on them with a host of new mechanics and features. You will see great things from this epic game.”
is scheduled to be available for console and PC in calendar 2012, for more information check www.Darksiders.com
About Darksiders 2
Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen, embarks upon a quest to restore mankind, and redeem his brother’s name. Along the way, the Horseman discovers that there are far worse things than an earthly Apocalypse, and that an ancient grudge may threaten all of Creation . . . Can DEATH really become mankind’s savior? 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.
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