Developed by THQ’s in-house studio Vigil Games, Darksiders II follows the exploits of Death, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a weaving tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels Death through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother War, the horseman who was blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders.
Along the way, the Horseman discovers that there are far worse things than an earthly Apocalypse, and that an ancient grudge may threaten all of Creation. Can Death really become mankind’s savior?
The original Darksiders, released in January 2010, received praise from both gamers and critics, as it mixed brutal combat with clever puzzles and exploration in a fascinating virtual world. The sequel looks set to follow in its predecessor’s footsteps and deliver another fantastic gaming experience.
Darksiders II is due to hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on June 29th.
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