Death Becomes Mankind’s Savior in the Continuation of the
Critically Acclaimed Darksiders Franchise
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2012--
Inc.’s (NASDAQ: THQI) critically-acclaimed Darksiders II, the
highly-anticipated sequel to Darksiders, is now available at
North American retailers for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment
system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system
and Windows PC.
In Darksiders II players assume the role of Death, the most
feared of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, in an action-adventure
game nearly four times the size of its predecessor. Faster gameplay,
deep skill trees and a new loot system all build upon the strengths of
the original, allowing players a wide variety of character development
and customization options.
Darksiders II is available for the suggested prices of U.S.
$59.99 (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) and U.S. $49.99 (PC). Darksiders
II also will be available for Nintendo’s Wii U™ entertainment system
later this year.
“Darksiders II goes over the top with an incredible, sprawling
experience for fans of action-adventure games,” said Jason
Rubin, President, THQ. “By combining customizable role-playing game
elements with intense combat and vast worlds to explore, THQ’s Vigil
Games has created a masterpiece that’s packed with replayability,
featuring all new combos, weapons and play styles for fans to enjoy.”
Here is what press are saying about Darksiders II:
“An awesome take on the apocalypse” – IGN.com
“Epic” – MTV Multiplayer
“What a sequel should be” – Gaming Excellence
“Truly awe-inspiring” – Planet Xbox 360
“Refined…and improved” – PlayStation Universe
For more information about Darksiders II, please visit www.Darksiders.com.
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.
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Source: THQ Inc.
Neal Pabon, 818-871-8588
Angela Emery, 818-871-8650
Communications for THQ
Racheal Caswell, 310-477-2871 x662