THQ announces Darksiders demo for PSN, XBL

Tuesday, 16 February 2010 17:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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THQ’s announced it’s bringing a 90 minute demo of Darksiders to PlayStation Network and Xbox Live next week – Thursday, February 25.

The demo will see the Twilight Cathedral level in its entirety.

“We are really pumped to be bringing a playable demo for Darksiders to Xbox 360 and PlayStation3,” said Vigil Games GM David Adams.

“We really wanted to give gamers a true idea of the variety of gameplay that the game offers and so rather than just making a standard 20-minute demo version of the first few levels, we decided to give away this massive level and reveal the true essence of the game.”

Adams told VG247 back in December there wouldn’t be a demo at all for the game, based on the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

But there you go, you have one. If you haven’t tried it yet, now’s the time.

Press release is below.

EXTENSIVE DEMO ANNOUNCED FOR DARKSIDERS™

Over 90 minutes of gameplay coming for both Xbox 360® and Playstation®3

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. February 16, 2010 – Gamers will be able to get to grips with Darksiders™’ true essence in the upcoming release of a 90-minute game demo for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 based on THQ Inc.’s critically acclaimed action-adventure game.

The demo contains the entire first dungeon encounter from the game, the sprawling Twilight Cathedral. This engaging and challenging level contains dozens of puzzles for players to solve, new pieces of equipment to discover and epic boss battles against the monstrous demon Jailer and the savage bat-winged Tiamat. Representing a cross section of Darksiders’ key features, the demo will take approximately 90 minutes to complete for the average player. The demo will become available to download from Xbox LIVE® and PlayStation®Network on 25 February.

David Adams, General Manager of Vigil Games commented:
“We are really pumped to be bringing a playable demo for Darksiders to Xbox 360 and PlayStation3. We really wanted to give gamers a true idea of the variety of gameplay that the game offers and so rather than just making a standard 20-minute demo version of the first few levels, we decided to give away this massive level and reveal the true essence of the game.”

Darksiders is now available at retail outlets worldwide for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system for a suggested retail price of £49.99.

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