Posts Tagged ‘Darksiders II’

Seems Nice Enough: Getting To Know Darksiders’ Death

No, don't worry, I'm only here for your cat. You're not on the schedule until... oh. Oh my. Haha, kidding. Kidding. I am actually here for you.

Hey everyone, it’s Death! You remember, Death, right? I could’ve sworn you two met at some point. Ah well, he’s really great. Here, here, both of you grab a drink and sit down. Now then, let me tell you about this guy. Oh, sure, he acts like a half-clothed embodiment of humanity’s inevitable end with the physique of a mountain (that has great abs) and a demeanor made of solid ice (that also has great abs), but really, he’s just a big old softy. I mean, he’s hacking through the armies of hell to prove that his poor lug of a brother, War, didn’t kick off the apocalypse. Isn’t that just the nicest thing you’ve ever heard? He has such a way with words, too. Watch as he strings together both horrifyingly vicious combos and sublimely melodious language after the break.

Read the rest of this entry »

Hands On: Darksiders II

Death, apparently auditioning for the WWE.

At a recent event in Dublin I got the chance to play the first few hours of the apocalyptic action-adventure, Darksiders II. It’s not really important that it was in Dublin, but it adds flavour. You can now imagine the Liffey drifting slowly by as I got all wrapped up in the first few moments of Death’s adventure. An adventure I realised was rather derivative, but also that there’s nothing wrong with that.

Read the rest of this entry »

Death Becomes This Darksiders II Footage


Whatever gripes a lowly hack like Jim Rossignol might have thrown at the original Darksiders game, there was no denying that it was spectacular and handsome. That hasn’t changed for the next game, the cleverly titled Darksiders II, which casts its web of hypnotic fantasy violence our way in a two minute slice of (mostly) in-game footage, below. I really do like a) the classically demonic demon, and b) that giant stone bastard at the end. Yeah, that’s the stuff.
Read the rest of this entry »

THQ Surfaces: South Park Delayed, Darksiders II Dated

Kenny is apparently already dead by this point.
THQ’s tightrope dance-battle against Death while suspended over an active volcano continues. In short, THQ’s doing better than expected, but it still lost another $50 million last quarter. So then, what’s the forecast for the company that already took a chainsaw blade to Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium‘s massively multiplayer bits? Well, there are some ups and downs to be sure. Mostly, though, we’re looking at an ugly, undifferentiated heap of questions.

Read the rest of this entry »

Death Waits: Darksiders II Delayed

LOVE ME.

I bet it’s lonely being Death incarnate. Like, people generally thank, say, firemen, police officers, and bloodthirsty mercenaries for their work. Cookie baskets, hugs, and free puppies are all pretty much par for the course. But Death? His only friend is the world’s smallest violin. Perhaps, though, Darksiders II will show people his more sensitive side. Maybe his cold, black heart beats to the rhythm of a soulful acoustic guitar ballad. Unfortunately, THQ’s announced that the absurdly muscular embodiment of our mortality will have to live with his crippling depression for a couple extra months.

Read the rest of this entry »

The Grim Speaker: Darksiders 2 Interview

I took to the role of Death with great aplomb when I played Darksiders II recently and later that same day I had the chance to speak with game director Marvin Donald. Although we didn’t question the nature of Death in an existential fashion, we did discuss how he feels about his game being compared to The Legend of Zelda, the stranger worlds through which Death walks, whether this will be a four game series and how much we both like collecting loot.

Read the rest of this entry »

Hands On: Darksiders II

I didn’t play Darksiders until its PC release, which meant I’d already heard a million people compare it to Zelda and God of War. What a pleasant surprise to play the game and find that it had character of its own and kept rewarding me with new toys throughout its substantial and entertainingly silly story. Sitting down to play the sequel I thought it would just be more of the same. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

Read the rest of this entry »

Death, Cut Your Fingernails: Darksiders II

You're bound to hurt someone with those.

I’m so tired this morning that if horseman Death came charged toward me, I’d limply reach out a hand to touch his scythe and embrace the sweet, sweet sleep that awaits. But fortunately he’s fictional, and I’ll wake up soon. He is, however, to feature in Darksiders II, and if you needed more proof than my word, there are screenshots of said game below. They’re new, and they’ve got big, cross monsters in them.

Read the rest of this entry »

Death Offers No Peace: Darksiders II

Darksiders II was also revealed at the ridiculous VGA Spike thing. THQ’s sequel to, well, Darksiders, has been quiet since July, when we took a look at it. But it was waiting for the annual fartfest to reveal itself a new teaser trailer, and indeed its release date. Which will be, oh, “Summer 2012″. Well, it’s better than “TBA”.

Read the rest of this entry »