Pre-order to Receive Two Additional DLC Packs Free
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 21, 2012--
Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that all Darksiders®
II Limited Edition pre-orders placed via shopTHQ will
receive an additional two downloadable content drops as well as an
exclusive set of in-game armor and free shipping.
The Darksiders® II Season Pass will
entitle customers who pre-order the game via the shopTHQ to download the
2nd and 3rd DLC packs when they become available
at no cost. All pre-orders will also automatically be upgraded to the
Limited Edition version of the game which includes the first DLC drop, Argul’s
Tomb. These DLC packs will include significant new single player
content. The first drop, Argul’s Tomb, will become available
roughly one month after the game ships.
On top of the DLC content packs users who pre-order via the shopTHQ will
also receive a code to unlock the exclusive Maker’s Armor and Scythe
set. Featuring upgraded stats and a unique design this will help players
make a start on Death’s quest.
Jim Huntley, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing, commented: “We
are excited to be able to reward customers who pre-order the game via
shopTHQ with this great incentive. Not only will they get a unique armor
set at launch, but they will also get significant free content for
months to come.”
All DLC content packs will ship post launch and are new content not
originally intended for the main game.
ShopTHQ also has available stock of the Darksiders II Collector’s
Edition which has sold out at all other retailers. The Collector’s
Edition will include The Limited Edition version of the game as well as
a life-sized replica Death Mask with display stand, a unique Shadow
of Death armor and scythe set with enhanced stats, a digital copy of
the Darksiders II sound-track and a hard-cover Darksiders II art book.
The Collector’s Edition is available in limited quantities for $99 USD.
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.
To pre-order the game, go to shop.THQ.com
Darksiders II is scheduled to be available for console and PC in
August 2012, a WiiU version is scheduled for release in the launch
window. 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 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.
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