Darksiders 2 to feature new main character, same setting as previous game

Tuesday, 9th November 2010 06:03 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Look, War – angriest and most vengeful of the Four Horseman – you’ve been a great asset to THQ and all, but we no longer have need of your services. We’re gonna have to let you go. No hard feelings, though, right? Right?

[Blood-curdling shrieks]

“When we do the Darksiders sequel, it’ll be a different character and take place simultaneously to the other story,” THQ core games boss Danny Bilson said during his keynote at the IGDA Leadership Forum.

“There’s only one apocalypse – I couldn’t very well have four different apocalypses, one for each rider. It has some new mechanics and some very robust features that differentiate it a lot and grow it from the first game because you have to build on the first one, you can’t repeat it. I think that’s very important in franchise-building.”

Which horseman will it be? Bilson wouldn’t say. Us, we’re hoping for Famine, but as a Facebook game. Work with us here: you’d charge around on your fiery steed, wantonly maiming and murdering your friends who won’t stop sending you 432 Farmville notifications per day. And there’d be stuff that happened in the actual game too, we guess.

Thanks, Joystiq.



  1. Tallon 4

    In my opinion part 1 was a great game and underestimated by many. Can’t wait for the second part

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    @1 Only if you never played good games in that genre.

    Game was a lack of ANY imagination, creativity, writing and lacked in just everything and was done extremely poorly… Just in anything… I was blown away when they took ideas from: Portal, World Of warcraft, God Of war series, ZELDA, Prototype, Dead Space, Dune, Prince Of Persia, Legacy Of Kain, Half-Life.

    Just by stitching together successful ideas of the last decade, Vigil Games created a bulky, unfriendly Frankenstein monster, and failed to breathe life into it.

    The second game is about 4 other horseman…

    #2 4 years ago
  3. absolutezero

    I like how you mentioned Dead Space, a game with no ideas of its own aswell.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3 But it took the BEST of other ideas and breathe a life into it that made it successfull, fun, interesting and e.t.c.

    Thats the whole point. WOW or Prince Of Persia are also not original. But they nailed ideas (well except Prototype. OK game.)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. manamana

    @1 +1. The first one was a blast and the artwork from Madureira was a gift. Despite what other opinions on gaming are …

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Cryst

    There is no “Famine” in the Darksiders universe, the other 3 Riders are : Death, Fury, and Strife

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @5, “The first one was a blast and the artwork from Madureira was a gift. Despite what other opinions on gaming are ”

    More like artwork from “Arthas: Rise of the Lich King” book.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Gadzooks!


    You thick little troll, you know nothing about games so dont try to comment on what you dont comprehend.

    IMO Darksiders was absolutely superb. The artwork, level design and voice acting was great, pace and sense of progression was satisfying, the mix of puzzles, exploration and combat was just right.

    Sure there was more than a little bit of Zelda in there, but the setting and tone of the game allowed it to feel like its own game within that template.

    It was a stylish, classy and deep game that didnt constantly hand-hold or funnel you down a very narrow path. Very rare qualitites in games these days.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    “You thick little troll, you know nothing about games so dont try to comment on what you dont comprehend.”

    butthurted 360 fanboy that started playing only on XBOX 1 :D

    “IMO Darksiders was absolutely superb.”

    It’s probably your first Action Adventure title.. WOW :D

    “The artwork, level design ”

    From World Of Warcraft :D oh yeah WAR is essentially a class that is called …. … … DEATHKNIGHT from WOW with similar abilities :D but you don’t know even that, because you are a noobtoober in games. Especially summoning the horse, i thought… Wow.. such a creativity.

    “the mix of puzzles”

    From Zelda, Portal, Dead Space, Legacy Of Kain, Half-Life, God Of war that were in other Last gen games a LOT. I did all these puzzles like for 10 years :D

    I don’t think you even played Legacy Of Kain at all. New to gaming i see…

    “deep game”

    You are so casual and i want to know where it is Deep. Combat system? With 3-4 attacks?
    Puzzle system? With kiddy grade puzzles? go play Zelda or at least God Of war 1 or Legacy Of Kain.
    RPG system? LOLWUT?
    Story? With shitty dialog?

    :D Haha, Gadzooks started playing hack and slash with Action Adventure yesterday? Probably. :D

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Actually I’m going to break the habit of a lifetime and actually agree with Erthazus. A bit, anyway.

    On paper Darksiders sounded amazing, and for the first few hours I really enjoyed it. But it completely lacked a ‘soul’ – it just felt like an empty shell of a game with no ideas or identity of its own. It brought together all kinds of cool bits from games that I loved but with none of the personality – I just found myself wishing for a new Zelda/Portal/Soul Reaver/God of War instead.

    I played through to the end and it was by no means a bad game, but it needed that extra something. Hopefully they can sort that out for the sequel.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Gadzooks!

    Shut up Erthazus, you know nothing.

    Go troll another site. Everybody here hates you and nobody wants to read your rubbish.

    Surely you must see how hated you are here?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    “Actually I’m going to break the habit of a lifetime and actually agree with Erthazus. A bit, anyway.”

    you don’t need to do it. Please call me a troll or an idiot because i have no experience in gaming like the rest of the people :P

    “it just felt like an empty shell of a game with no ideas or identity of its own.”

    the most hillarious thing about this game that i tried to find at least ONE idea that was not stolen or had a soul in it… There was none.
    It’s the most ripped off game i ever saw.

    @Gadzooks, case closed. I don’t give a fuck about “Someone likes me here or not”. I’m not a fan of dating with some ppl from the internet, maybe you like. This is a gaming news site and i comment my opinion. Like it or not your choice, but i have experience in some games and i played a lot to say something about Darksiders.
    You said your opinion on that game and i said mine. So go and enjoy yourself 360 Justin Bieber fan :D

    #12 4 years ago

    Bland level designs and repetitive combat was my biggest problem from Darksiders.
    I’m glad they’re changing characters(for the better i hope)i thought War was lame imo.
    Overall Darksiders was an 7 for meeeee

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Shubb9

    @12 Please don’t invoke the name of that singing foetus here. That is all.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Len

    Really enjoyed Darksiders myself, was a nice surprise at a cheap price (when I bought it).

    Was like a poor man’s Zelda on a non-Nintendo console, what’s not to like? Very much looking fwd to the sequel… :)

    #15 4 years ago
  16. freedoms_stain

    I fuckin loved Darksiders.

    I don’t see how the sequel can run parallel to War’s story though, the other horsemen hadn’t been summoned yet, so who would you play as?

    Pretty frustrating that we have to wait til 2012 for a parallel story. I was really hoping for a 4 way story involving all 4 horsemen.

    Oh, and Erthazus, the Darksiders artwork and style was conceived of by comicbook artist Joe Madureira in his own style that he’s been doing for 20 years, so suck on it.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Tallon 4

    @ 2:Don’t agree… Castlevania was also a good game but not very original. Does it have to be original to be a good game?

    Porn also is never orginal….nevertheless it’s nice to watch :)

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Callum

    It’s very hard to be entirely origional though, chances are it has been done somewhere before right?
    Darksiders for me just took inspiration from lots of other things, and produced a well polished and enjoyable game. Ok, it wasn’t anything new and as Blerk said for some people that can really drain the soul of the game. I enjoyed it, and others did too.
    I like the devs idea of there being only one apocalypse, most people I think would have gone for each god having it’s own mini up-rising.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. G-Sama

    Hell,Darksiders was a completly clone of DMC…

    It had the same moves(Aerial dash-high time-stinger-EVEN A GUN WHICH LOOKS LIKE E&I WITH RAPID UNLIMITED SHOTS!!!)without mentioning the currency type(skull-like souls)and a lot more…

    Even war’s hair was white!!!!(you know who had it too)

    It was(like blerk commented)A soul-less Game from shadows of other games….

    i liked it,true….but i loved it,not at all!!!

    i give the first part a 6/10,please thq,try YOUR OWN IDEAS!!!

    #19 4 years ago
  20. ensabahnur

    Dont even know if i should bother, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, whatever you say whether you liked it or hated it, had soul, didnt have soul, was original or not original. WHO EFFING CARES, i loved the game, i also have not played any of the zelda games after the SNES, so i did not experience those games so this was a breath of fresh air IMO and felt a little like God of War but who cares, i liked it, i liked the MetroidVania feel to it where i have to come back to a level after i got the hook, or after i have X accessory to use to open Y Door, whatever.

    Fucking hate people who just criticize shit for stealing ideas, to my knowledge, sequels do the same thing, what new thing did each zelda bring out of curiosity, from what i understand not much, but its because the gameplay is fun and people like link and his fucking green tights, deal with it, if someone makes a better game using different tools then so be it. I would rather enjoy it one way or the other.

    If people keep buying sequels then guess what, they are gonna keep making them, and if that game doesnt get a sequel for another 3 years (NINTENDO!!!!!) then someone should take the reigns of that horse.

    Good nigh and good luck.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Blerk

    For the record, I didn’t think it was lacking because it took ideas from other games – pretty much every game in existence does that. It doesn’t even need to be particularly original.

    I just felt that it was lacking a certain… something. It certainly wasn’t a bad game, I just felt that it promised so much more.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. T-Hill

    Wow dawg you no absolutely nothing about this game or gaming in general.

    1. All games borrow mechanincs from other games…dah.
    2. Battle Chasers was done by Joe Mad way before WoW came out so your are direction crap means you don’t know jack.
    3. It was THQ and not Activision…little one
    4. I only own a PS3 and this game is sick so don’t bring up 360 has if XBOX owners are just pissed at you because PS3 owners are too.
    5. I could pull up the list of combos in the game but that would be a waste of my time because your such a child you wouldn’t get it in the first place.
    6. Played all those games and doesn’t mean that those mechanics are implemented poorly.

    All and all I see you as less of a troll and more of a mindless mass media sheep who will stuff himself on the retarded jargen that BS journalists pass as actual unbiased reporting. I think that is a fair assesment to what kind of gamer you are.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. onefuelsntrm

    i keep seeing pics of this war wearing this armor can someone tell me how to unlock it if it’s possible???

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Phoenixblight

    Its a mod for the PC, thats not in the game.

    #24 4 years ago

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