Death will visit the Abyssal Forge in the very near future

by: Nathaniel -
More On: Darksiders II
If there is one thing that Darksiders II wasn't, it's too small.  Between the the regular game and its first DLC pack, Darksiders II was huge - easily two or three times as big as the original Darksiders.

And now it's getting even bigger.

Called The Abyssal Forge, the new content will follow Death as he makes his way through the Shadow Lands (Game of Thrones fans will no doubt hope he'll bring them back a 'Death went to Asshai and all I got was this lousy T-Shit' T-shirt.) in his quest to stop the Mad Smith from using to Abyssal Forge to do very naughty things to the rest of creation - pretty much as per Darksiders II usual.  And ff the "Mad Smith" doesn't sound dangerous enough, The Abyssal Forge is a living machine that can harness the dark power of the Abyss to created the most powerful weapons ever seen and an army to wield them.  Yeah, it's bad.  

The Abyssal Forge will offer the standard array of new locations, enemies, loot, and whatever else can be crammed into it and is designed for the most competent Darksiders II players as it's littered with the hardest enemies and puzzles yet.

The Abyssal Forge will be available for download on the Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows PC on Oct. 30 in North America and Oct. 31 for the European PS3 version.  Expect it to do +800 Microsoft points of damage (or $9.99 if that's how you roll) to your wallet.

To learn more, follow the jump and visit


AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – Oct. 24, 2012 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that the second downloadable content pack for its critically acclaimed title Darksiders® II will be available to download on Oct. 30 on Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network, PlayStation® Network in North America and Windows PC. The European PS3 version will release a day later on the Oct. 31.

The Abyssal Forge is a living machine designed to harness the unfocussed dark power of the Abyss and create the most powerful legendary weapons. The Maker who built this abomination, known only as the Mad Smith, was shunned by his own people and sealed away in the Shadow Lands with his creation. However, the forge hasn’t remained dormant all those years of captivity; it has constructed a vast army and now threatens all creation.

The vast swamp-like Shadow Lands added by this DLC is a new gameplay zone with an entirely new visual look, including two challenging new dungeons, new enemies to best, secrets to uncover and unique legendary loot to collect. Tailored towards the most competent Darksiders II players, the Abyssal Forge will test your metal against the hardest enemies and puzzles yet.

The Abyssal Forge is available to download on Xbox 360 and PC worldwide as well as PS3 in North America on Tuesday Oct. 30. The European PS3 version will go live the next day on Wednesday Oct. 31. This DLC will be priced at 800 MS Points / $9.99.

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 available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and PC, with a WiiU version scheduled for release on Nov. 18.  For more information check .

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 THQ, Darksiders and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, the Xbox logos, and the Xbox LIVE logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the business of THQ Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “THQ”), including, but not limited to, expectations and projections related to the Darksiders® II video game and are based upon management’s current beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, business, competitive, economic, legal, political and technological factors affecting our industry, operations, markets, products or pricing. Readers should carefully review the risk factors and the information that could materially affect THQ’s financial results, described in other documents that THQ files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2012 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and particularly the discussion of trends and risk factors set forth therein. Unless otherwise required by law, THQ disclaims any obligation to update its view on any such risks or uncertainties or to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.