The lights are on
THQ hinted at the sequel to Vigil Game’s breakout hit almost immediately after the success of the first title, but we knew little about Darksiders II until now.
Fans of the first Darksiders are already familiar with Vigil’s fiction – the eternal war that rages between the forces of Heaven and Hell. With Darksiders II, Vigil looks to deliver a richer experience as players explore more dungeons, talk with a variety of NPCs, and experiment with a detailed loot system. The horseman War has been sidelined, so it’s up to his brother, Death, to travel through the world of the Abyss and attempt to restore humanity after its destruction during the Apocalypse.
Subscribers should be receiving their issues after the first day of E3. After you finish reading our cover story, keep checking back with our Darksiders II hub throughout the month, since we'll have plenty of updates that delve deeper into the experience Vigil is crafting for Darksiders II.
In addition to our 10-page cover story on Darksiders II, the July issue of Game Informer includes an in-depth first look at Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII-2, our hands-on impressions of Sony’s NGP hardware and its early games, and an extensive preview section featuring games like BioShock Infinite, Mass Effect 3, and Batman: Arkham City.
Until you get a copy for yourself, drool over these images of our cover, drawn by comic book luminary Joe Madureira, or watch the exclusive first trailer for Darksiders II.
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Can we get this as a poster? Please.
A wonderful cover, and I'm definitely looking forward to an improved version of a severely underrated game!
I own the first Darksiders and I didn't get very far in it until I was distracted with better games.
I never played the first one but this cover looks sweet
What a surprise! This put the biggest smile on my face, i've been waiting for this for a longgg time. Time to go back and replay the first one !
That is one awesome cover. I really liked the first game, and playing as Death now should be cool. I hope his voice is as awesomely cheesy as War's was.
WOOO i been looking forward to this for ages! CANT WAIT! XD
This is my favorite cover yet. The style is just... beautiful.
I would care about this if the first game hadn't been glitched so bad I couldn't even finish it. I hope they put a little more effort into the sequel and maybe I'll try the first again, because it was a good game overall.
I loved Darksiders, my only request is that Mark Hamill returns in some capacity!
Please PC, please!
I'm not the only one who thought of SPAWN when I saw this, am I?
sweet this will be awesome
I was kind of hoping for war's return with four player co-op with the other 3 horsemen it kind of seemed like at the end of darksiders the other horsemen fell from the sky and they would fight together
Sweetness, I can't believe the sequel is finally here. The original is one of the best games of this generation.
Darksiders was one of the games a was really really proud i bought
So glad to see this coming. Very excited, this year has been a great year for games!!