Darksiders II “Loot An Gear” Promo Shows Off Death’s Weapons And Armour

By Ishaan . August 12, 2012 . 1:30pm

Prima Games are releasing a strategy guide for Darksiders II, and this week, THQ and Vigil decided to promote it with a “Loot and Gear” video, showing off the drops from the game. You can watch this below:

 

 

Vigil have said that Darksiders II will have thousands of pieces of loot, not necessarily all different visually, but with differences in their stats.

 

Darksiders II will be released for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on August 14th. A Wii U version will follow later in the year.


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  • James Smith

    Cool stuff. I like  Virgil’s “all we can add” approach with Darksiders and it’s interesting that now they’re adding a bunch of RPG style features to an action game when many RPG games tend to turn into action games instead.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Ahhh it’s tough deciding if I should get this or Sleeping Dogs first. They both look so good! I guess I’ll give Sleeping Dogs the edge since I still need to play the first Darksiders anyway. That one’s dirt cheap now, so it should hold me over til it’s time to get this.

    • Kris

      From what I’ve heard, Darksiders 1 doesn’t have the best combat, and from what I’ve played, I quite enjoy the combat in Darksiders II. XD

      That said, Sleeping Dogs also looks great. I can’t talk a whole lot about Darksiders II right now, but since you like LoS, I could see you digging it. It does launchers just like LoS and takes a lot of cues from DMC4 (combat) and Prince of Persia 2008 (platforming). I should have a playtest up soon, but so far, I’ve had fun.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Similarities with Prince of Persia and LoS can only be a good thing. I’m definitely looking forward to the full playtest then.

    • SeventhEvening

      I actually really didn’t like Darksiders very much. I will admit is it technically competent….and isn’t a bad game….but I didn’t really enjoy it. It isn’t very long and it has nothing original in it at all. It just apes other successful titles as shamelessly as possible. Every combat move was something I saw Kratos do, except it was cooler when he did it. Every dungeon was something I did in a Zelda game. Heck, at one point they throw you a portal gun just because. Darksiders II looks much better, but I’m pretty skeptical.

      Between the two, I’m more willing to give Sleeping Dogs a try.

      • Solomon_Kano

        From what I played of the original Darksiders, that sounds fair enough. I didn’t really mind its (lack of) originality though and this looks to have built on the base they had… albeit by being a mix of some different games this go around.

        Eh, either way I’ll try both eventually. Right now DSII has the edge though.

        • SeventhEvening

          Usually, I don’t mind a lack of originality. I love original games, but every games doesn’t need to be a revolution. That said, Darksiders made me uncomfortable. It felt very soulless to me. It came out around the same time as Dark Void, which was mechanically a disaster, but had a lot of heart. I actually enjoyed it a lot more. 

  • neetyneety

    I like the concept of those possessed weapons; instead of just quick selling every useless piece of loot I get, I can just feed it all to my weapon. Nice alternative.

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