Darksiders II
Darksiders II Gets a Date and UK Pre-Order Incentives
Written Tuesday, February 14, 2012 By Richard Walker
View author's profile

THQ has announced the actual, proper launch date for Darksiders II today, seeing Death sharpening his scythe in time for late June. As is the fashion in this day and age, Darksiders II will have its own set of pre-order incentives too, in the shape of a few bonus DLC packs from selected retailers.

Pre-orders at GAME and Gamestation (and GameStop in Ireland), will garner the 'Death Rides' pack, which comes with several exclusive side quests set in locations like Maker's Realm and Dead Plains. It's there that you'll be able to take on these quests, earning additional experience and loot in the process including Karn's lost treasure, spread across around two hours of content.

The 'Deadly Despair' pack meanwhile, is available for anyone pre-ordering the game from, giving you a permanent speed boost for Death's steed, Despair. You'll be able to gallop across the vast world of Darksiders II much quicker thanks to that one, which is nice.

Finally, another retailer yet to be confirmed will be getting the 'Angel of Death' pack with an angel-inspired set of enhanced armour with matching upgraded scythes and a visual trail for Death's crow, Dust.

Darksiders II will be coming to North America on June 26th and Europe on June 29th. Check out some new pre-order screens below.


User Comments
Forum Posts: 2004
Comment #1 by WINAS3
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 12:10:53 PM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I want this game.

Forum Posts: 65
Comment #2 by Atreyu_1220
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 12:12:07 PM
(2Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
What #1 said.

Forum Posts: 8574
Comment #3 by Alex Fly
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 12:15:30 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Really impatient as well ! :)

Forum Posts: 1136
Comment #4 by Nakatomi_Uk
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 12:30:38 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I hate these ideas because it means that if I am interested in gaining a little extras from a new game I have to pre-order it where it's more expensive than other shops, I mean Tesco in the Uk sometimes do one better than the likes of Amazon when it comes to pre-orders. Most of the time they release codes for there entertainment website that gives you 10% off yet I wouldn't get this extra cause its Amazon only.

Thats if I was bothered about it.

Forum Posts: 527
Comment #5 by The Cosmic Suff
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 12:46:02 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Usually when there is "new screens" of a game I'm like "k", but these pictures actually look really good!

Forum Posts: 828
Comment #6 by sanchezz4387
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 12:50:49 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I still haven played te first one is it good?

Forum Posts: 56
Comment #7 by crapstain101
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 02:02:13 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment

Forum Posts: 15
Comment #8 by SilverGriever
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 02:14:05 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@6 Yes, the first one is great.
Hope this one is greater :)

Forum Posts: 78
Comment #9 by The Waspman
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 04:24:03 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
So, once again, no matter what you do, whereever you preorder it from, you're being denied content. *Sigh* As much as I'm anticipating this game, (amongst others) I really am getting tired of this whole preowned, preorder BS. I can understand one preorder bonus, which you get for actually ordering the game because it guarantees a sale, but when there are so many different extras (Some of which actually sound like they might be useful) and you cant have them all, it shows a total lack of respect for us, the consumers.

Still, looks awesome.

Forum Posts: 601
Comment #10 by DMCV
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 05:20:06 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Looks awesome, Loved the first one and cannot wait to play this :D

Forum Posts: 23
Comment #11 by TheGentleBeast
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 07:27:03 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I'm with all of the above comments. I friggin ADORED the first game, from start to inevitable finish. But I too am sick of the "if you pre-order, you can get SOME of the cool stuff we had planned" schtick. Seriously, why not make it all DLC, and make money from everybody, rather than not earn anything, and have the majority of your fans/players come away with nothing?

Forum Posts: 42
Comment #12 by adreamcrafter
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 07:43:31 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
the graphics look really nice in pics, but too bad the real game wont.

Forum Posts: 264
Comment #13 by silver_shadow
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 10:51:52 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
What #1 said.

You need to register before being able to post comments.


Game Info
Vigil Games


US August 14, 2012
Europe August 21, 2012
Japan November 29, 2012

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Sound: Dolby Digital
Players: 1
ESRB: Mature
You need to log in or register to use MyTrophies.
Related News




You need to log in or register to rate games.

User Score is based on 168 user ratings.