THQ confirmed that Vigil Games had begun work on Darksiders II a few days after the first Darksiders hit store shelves. Now, nearly 18 months later, the publisher has officially announced that Darksiders II will be released for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 sometime in 2012.
Darksiders II takes place concurrently with the first game, this time following Death during Earth’s final hours. While searching for War in the midst of the Apocalypse, Death will encounter “a dramatically larger world […] as well as bigger and more challenging dungeons and [a] vast array of new enemies and bosses.” In the end, humanity may not need a hero to save them, but Death.
Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President of Core Games, commented: “We have taken the best parts of Darksiders and improved on them with a host of new mechanics and features. You will see great things from this epic game.”
THQ also revealed that Darksiders II will grace the cover of the July issue of Game Informer. Check out the exclusive art from Vigil’s Joe Madureira. It is pretty awesome.