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THQ announces Darksiders demo for PSN, XBL

Tuesday, 16th 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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12 Comments

  1. Eregol

    Seeing as it’s towards the end the game limps and the beginning is awesome, this may convince a lot of people to buy the game.
    I played it from beginning to end and loved it.
    I’ll still be trading it in though.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. abnormal alan

    thats one big ass demo. Still really need to get this but might wait till after the demo now. Just ordered Brutal Legend off play for £11.99 so that should keep me going till they decide to knock a few more quid off this

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Eregol

    It was £24.95 in Zavvi’s Mega Monday event.
    Maybe it will be again next week?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Michael O’Connor

    Strong demos are always a great thing, and far too rare.

    Probably the best example of a demo I’ve ever seen was the Burnout Paradise demo. Not only did it give you a generous chuck of Paradise Island to freely drive around it, but it also allowed you to pay it online.

    I’m not a fan of Darksiders personally, but I can appreciate why people like the game. Nice to see them giving away a generous demo.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gheritt White

    Will get.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Robo_1

    Makes sense, after 90 minutes of play, those who have put the time in will be sorely tempted to grab the full thing. Great game too.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Hunam

    It’s like how we used to have demo’s back on the PC in the old days :P

    I think Dark Void is actually shorter than some of the demo’s I’ve played!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Alakratt

    They’re picking the Twilight Cathedral? Damn, that’s a long one!

    #8 5 years ago
  9. DJ Deathstar

    Woop will give this a download and test it out, will prob still wait for the inevitable price drop in a month or 2 time to pick it up though! Haha Dark Void is £12.99 on play and its been out 1 month! lol

    #9 5 years ago
  10. frostquake

    Bought the Game, and enjoyed it, yes it has flaws, but well worth a buy now that is heavily discounted. Gurgle Gurgle

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Hunam

    DJ Deathstar: What’s best is that even at £12.99 it has only just got to 40 in the Uk top 40 games chart :P

    It’s actually a pretty neat little game, bafflingly lacking multiplayer, Dark Void I mean.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. RGW1982

    Watch The Demo Come Out & It’s Like 3 GB’s. LOL

    #12 5 years ago

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