Trailer for Darksiders II


If you’re a fan of THQ and the 2010 game Darksiders, you’velikely heard that the company is releasing a sequel this year, and GameSpot put up a nice behind thescenes trailer recently to whet our appetite for Darksiders II.  As is befitting a sequel, we can expect some familiarity while experiencing new characters, new fighting style, and new environments.  The promise is that Darksiders II will bemore interesting than its predecessor.

“The main improvement from Darksiders I to Darksiders II was depth.  We wanted to make the game moreinvolved, we wanted to have more contacts. We wanted to make the player feel like they’re in a real world, with real people living there, stuff going on, things going on,” gushed General Manager David Adams.

But what sort of environments can we expect in Darksiders II?

“[In] the first game, most of it took place on Earth, so we were totally free to create these new areas: angelic fortresses, demon cities,the city of the dead—it got our art team super excited,” said Joe Madureira, the creative director.

In edition to new environments, we can expect a new fighting style from Death.  The developers in the video variously described Death as, “elegant,” “cold,” “calculating,” and“aggressive,” and due to the malleable nature of Death’s “multi-purpose, Swiss-Army scythe.” 

The team also gave insight into Death’s character as well.  Considered the oldest of the brothers,and (being…you know, Death), he’s a go-getter that permanently finishes what he (or others) start.  As producer Ryan Stefanelli succinctly puts it: “War applies the conflict, but Death’s the final end.”

I’m sure you’d rather watch the trailer than me tell you about it, so if you feel so inclined, you can see it below.  It looks like a hell of a lot of fun, and I will definitely be getting my hands on Darksiders II when it is released this summer.

Source: Darksiders official Twitter and Gamespot

About the Author: (@Badpie24) Writer & Editor

Jen lives in Seattle and likes to play games and then write about them. Her all time favorite games include the Mass Effect series, Dragon Age: Origins, The Witcher, World of Warcraft, and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. She likes coffee and wine and tacos, but not all together because that would be gross. Cats are awesome.

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