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  • Blog Post: You Might Be Getting A Free PC Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition Upgrade

    If you’re a Darksiders fan on PC, you might be getting a free upgrade to the new Deathinitive Edition. Even if you don’t own the original game, you can still go on Death’s adventure at a discount. The Deathinitive Edition comes with all of the DLC and includes improved visuals. There’s... More
  • Blog Post: Former Darksiders Developers Form Airship Syndicate

    Vigil Games, the studio behind the Darksiders series, closed its doors on January 23, 2013 – one of several development houses affected by THQ filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy. At the time of the closing, Vigil Games was working a new game codenamed Crawler . “When the teams got together... More
  • Blog Post: Ex-Vigil Games Founder Leaves Crytek, Forms New Studio

    Several ex-Vigil Games developers have left Crytek Austin to form Gunfire Games. The new company is considering attempting to return to the Darksiders franchise. In an interview with Polygon, ex-Vigil founder and ex-Crytek U.S. head David Adams says that a recent exodus of talent from Crytek's Austin... More
  • Blog Post: Vigil's Last Game Was Codenamed Crawler

    When THQ's assets were auctioned off, everyone was surprised that Vigil Games – creators of the lauded Darksiders series – was not picked up. According to THQ president Jason Rubin, it wasn't because of a lack of quality. He told us about a game Vigil was working on codenamed Crawler... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation Plus Members Get Free Darksiders Download

    Starting tomorrow, PlayStation Plus members will be able to download Vigil Games' Darksiders for free. If you plan on staying up to start your download, be warned, it won't be available until the PSN Update hits. I recommend going to bed and dreaming about riding into the apocalypse rather than... More
  • Blog Post: Four THQ Titles Outed In Bankruptcy Filing

    THQ's Chapter 11 filing has revealed the titles of four of the company's current projects, including the game Patrice Désilets is working on at THQ Montreal. Polygon ferreted the game titles out of THQ's legal documents, which reveal what each company is working on. They are as follows... More
  • Blog Post: Darksiders II's Abyssal Forge Detailed And Dated

    Darksiders II's second DLC offering hits PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC marketplaces on October 30 for $9.99 (or 800 Microsoft Points). This DLC pack adds the Shadow Lands, a new swamp-themed zone holding two dungeons infested with new enemy types. THQ's offiicial Darksiders II website says... More
  • Blog Post: Vigil Games Cofounder Leaves Studio

    Joe Madureira has announced that he is leaving Vigil Games, the studio he cofounded in 2005. Madureira, the creative director behind the Darksiders games, says that he is moving on to pursue "new adventures." He revealed his departure in a Facebook status update . "Farewell and best wishes... More
  • Blog Post: Darksiders II Wii U Detailed

    THQ released details and new screenshots of Darksiders II for Wii U. This version is one of 23 total Wii U games coming out for the system's launch on November 18. The entire game can be played on the Wii U GamePad. Additionally, item management, maps, and abilities can be accessed trough the screen... More
  • Blog Post: Darksiders II Wii U Beefs Up On Content

    The Darksiders II release for the Wii U is not only a launch title for when the system hits on November 18, this version also includes five hours of extra content, THQ claims. THQ says the Wii U version has additional bonus-content not included with other formats. Included on the disc will be the first... More
  • Blog Post: Darksiders II's Gnome Locations

    By now, many of you are nearing the end of Darksiders II, or are on your second playthrough of it. You've undoubtedly unearthed hundreds of pieces of loot, but have you found a hidden GnoMAD Gnome yet? Vigil Games has hidden four of these terrifying lawn ornaments in Darksiders II. Dark Hawk Gaming... More
  • Blog Post: Win The Darksiders II Soundtrack!

    Jesper Kyd's Darksiders II score is one of the best game soundtracks of the year. Now, you have the chance to win one of 10 copies of the double CD. It's easy to enter, just send and email with the subject line "Darksiders II Soundtrack" to the following email address: darksidersiisoundtrack... More
  • Blog Post: Contest: Darksiders II 360 & PS3 Limited Editions with Novels

    UPDATE: We've selected our four winners: ExParte , Mr Hobo , Corkscrew42 , and triedallthem . Please check your messages on the Game Informer site, so we can get you your prizes. Also, thanks to everyone who entered and keep checking back for for contests! We're so excited about today's Darksiders... More
  • Blog Post: Unlock Four Bonus Boss Quests In Darksiders II

    A friendly skirmish produces a great reward. Thane, the gigantic, bearded trainer at The Forge, teaches Death new attacks, and always wants to spar. If you best him in battle, he reveals the location of four beasts as four separate side quests. Although you can challenge Thane early in the game, you... More
  • Blog Post: Playing Darksiders Nets You Bonus Items In Sequel

    THQ revealed a special bonus armor and weapon for those who completed or played the first Darksiders game. If you simply played the game, you'll be able to unlock the Pauldron of the Horsemen, a level 5 armor that boosts all of Death's stats and critical damage. If you finished the first game... More
  • Blog Post: Darksiders II Soundtrack Hits Next Month

    A two-disc soundtrack for Darksiders II releases worldwide on August 14, the same day the game is available. The soundtrack is composed by Jesper Kyd, who's worked on a laundry list of video games, including Borderlands and Assassin's Creed. The soundtrack is available at retail as well as Amazon... More
  • Blog Post: Darksiders II Gets An iPhoneApp

    In the Darksiders II Soul Harvest iOS app, players can compete by "harvesting souls" of others who check into nearby locations via Facebook. The app is free and only available in the U.S. and Canada. You'll be able to unlock a number of rewards, including an in-game weapon, the first issue... More
  • Blog Post: Darksiders II Coming August 14

    THQ clarified the release date for Darksiders II this afternoon. The game will ship on August 14, 2012. CEO Brian Farrell noted that pre-sales for the game are up five times compared to the first Darksiders during the same time period. THQ also said Darksiders II will have double the marketing budget... More
  • Blog Post: Darksiders II Delayed

    It's been suspected that a delay might be coming for THQ's Darksiders II, and now it's official. The game will now come out for Xbox 360, PC, and PS3 in August rather than June. In a to-the-point FAQ , Vigil states that this is being done purely for polish reasons, dismissing the talk of... More
  • Blog Post: Something Funky Is Going On With Darksiders II

    THQ previously announced it was shipping Darksiders II in June. Now, that might not be the case anymore. In a recent interview with Ripten, VP of Core Games Danny Bilson was asked about the possibility of the game being delayed past its June 26 date due to the recent restructuring and subsequent layoffs... More
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