Darksiders II Slashes Way to June Release

bp9801 - February 14, 2012 07:36PM in Gaming

Darksiders II is the sequel to the first game, but instead of playing as War a second time, you will journey through the game as Death. This member of the Four Horsemen carries two scythes to battle his foes, and features a stylized take on the Grim Reaper. Darksiders II will arrive on June 26th this year, which is a bit of an unusual time but should help make the summer months pass a little faster. Like most recent games, there will be retailer exclusive pre-order bonuses where you can decide the company to get your hard-earned dollar. GameStop, Best Buy, and Amazon each have a different bonus in the US, while UK and Australian gamers can check out the list at THQ.

The GameStop pre-order bonus sounds like the most enticing, as it features the Death Rides Pack that has "multiple, exclusive side quests" across a couple of environments. It also allows you to "aid an ancient Construct, battle The Bloodless, and retrieve Karn's lost treasure." Best Buy will get the Angel of Death Pack, which has angel-themed armor and scythes for Death, plus a new color trail for his crow. Lastly, Amazon has the Speed of Despair Pack, which increases the speed of Death's horse Despair to allow for much quicker travel across the game world.

Darksiders II will be available on the PC, PS3, and 360, with a Wii U version planned for a later launch.