Developer of Darksiders II, Vigil Games has confirmed that the game will be a launch title for Nintendo’s new console, the Wii U.
The hack and slash action adventure title was announced last year at E3 Wii U and although it was stated it would be released alongside the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC versions, no real date or period was confirmed. Now, thanks to lead designer Haydn Dalton we know that Darksiders II will be a launch title for the Wii U.
Dalton also talks about the Wii U’s strengths in a recent interview with Digital Spy and mentions that a small dedicated team is working on the Wii U version of the game.
“That’s been very interesting to see what those guys are doing, and they’re making efforts to make sure we do use it in more than a slapdash way,” stated Dalton.
“It’s basically the core game, but then with added abilities to do certain things that you can’t do on the other consoles. “One of the things that we did, when we were originally going to show it off, was that you could equip stuff directly. So, for instance, I could be running along and I could click on another piece and I could put it on as I’m running through the game.”
“That’s huge, it’s not breaking up the game in a way, I’m not going into a menu and assigning it, I’m literally just tapping as I’m playing. We’re not basically heavily changing the core game to support the control system, but the control system will be an enhancement of the core game.”
Darksiders II is released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in North America on June 26th and in Europe on June 29th. The exact release date of the Wii U version has not been announced at present.
Source: Digital Spy.