The really cool Zelda style game Darksiders is getting a sequel and it will star a new character this time around. Danny Bilson, THQ executive vice president, revealed that the story of Darksiders 2 will be concurrent to Darksiders 1 during his keynote speech at the IGDA Leadership Forum. He said “There’s only one apocalypse — I couldn’t very well have four different apocalypses, one for each rider,” he then went on to say that they will be building upon the foundations of the original and introducing new game mechanics. The worst part of this news is that we probably won’t see the game for another 2 years.
Darksiders is essentially dark Zelda at it’s core, but that seems a bit dismissive. The game is very innovative in introducing combo heavy battles to the Zelda formula and an overall darker tone.
The console action adventure title Darksiders is making its way to PC this Summer in North America.
The console versions of the game was received fairly well and sold a fairly decent number of units, but I think THQ was expecting it to do a little better.
And who knows, maybe it will come with Red Faction Guerrilla as well since THQ has been giving out copies of that game like crazy recently.
Have Darksiders? Don’t have a mystery code? No problem. You can still grab yourself a “free” copy of Red Faction Guerrilla from THQ.
U.S. Residence who purchased a new copy of Darksiders can send their receipt, their package barcode, and the money for shipping and handling to THQ via mail in form to get themselves a free copy of Red Faction: Guerrilla.
You can find the form of and other details here. The deal ends March 7th.
Did you get a Mystery Code with your copy of Darksiders? Then you are eligible to get a copy of Red Faction: Guerrilla almost for free.
THQ announced that those who still have their code will be getting will be getting a digital copy of the Hellbook disc featuring videos, art and etc. for Darksiders.
Your second item is a free copy of Red Faction: Guerrilla. You get an actual physical copy too rather then digital download, although that means you will need to pay $4.99 for shipping. Both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version of the game are available.
Unfortunately this deal is US only and ends on March 7th. Be sure to redeem your code before the deal is over.
THQ announced a boatload of sequels at their investors call confirming that they are working on the next versions of De Blob, Red Faction Guerrilla, Saints Row and Darksiders.
The sequels to De Blob, Saints Row, and Darksiders are all currently planned for a 2012 release. Red Faction Guerrilla‘s however is set to be released before April of 2011. THQ plans on showing the title off at this upcoming E3.
(Source #1 : Kotaku)
(Source #2: Kotaku)
The art in Darksiders really reminds me of World of Warcraft. Or it could just be that the main character is insanely wide and has a fairly colorful robe.