Darksiders II – announcement trailer; his name was Death
Early in 2010 THQ and Virgil Games released Darksiders. A game that was as refreshing as it was reminiscent of previous titles. To the surprise of no one a sequel is currently in development. Have a look at the premiere trailer for Darksiders II.
Maybe Death isn’t the easiest protagonist to warm up to. After all we as humans have an uneasy knowledge of our inevitable demise and the scythe-bearing specter who will ferry us to the afterlife. Despite are more desperate attempts we cannot escape Death.
But remember that the original Darksiders featured War, a figure which had a hand in bringing upon the premature Apocalypse. Not exactly your garden variety hero in his own right.
In Darksiders II Death, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, seeks to absolve the name of his brother War who received unjust blame for the onset of the Apocalypse. Death’s journey looks to take him into the realms of the angels, demons and of course the barren world of man.
As one would expect, Virgil Games has designs on expanding on the franchise in every conceivable way. A larger world, more weapons, tougher enemies, vast loot opportunities, etc.
No hard release date has been set for Darksiders II but you’re going to want to keep an eye out for this one in 2012.
What do you think of the trailer? If you played the original what game did it most remind you of? A little Zelda? Perhaps God of War?