In Darksiders 2, Death’s weapon of choice is a scythe – but he has plenty of alternate options.
“He’ll pretty much use any weapon that’s made available,” Vigil general manager David Adams said of War’s brother, the elegant Death.
“You can get big axes, you can get crazy cool claws, big iron fists – he’ll even shoot guns. He’ll use anything.”
Even Death’s signature weapon is flexible.
“Death’s primary weapon is a scythe – it’s kind of a unique one, it’s sort of a multi-purpose, Swiss Army scythe,” Adams added.
“He can use it with two different blades, he can attach it together to form the more traditional reaper scythe, he can use it as a pole arm.”
“His weapon is more Interesting [than War's],” director Marvin Donald said. “He can dual wield or use a single heavy weapon, depending on your play style.”
Death’s combat style differs markedly to War’s, too.
“Death is the most-feared – he’s one of the oldest horsemen in the fiction. They look at him as a big brother,” Adams continued.
“He’s feared just because when he really gets down to business, he is the death dealer. That’s his trade. That’s his business. He takes people down.”
Darksiders II is expected on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in June, with a Wii U version on the cards. See the full dev diary below, courtesy of Gamespot.