AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jun 07, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that the upcoming sequel to its award-winning Action/Adventure title, Darksiders(R), is scheduled for release on Nintendo’s Wii U(TM) in calendar 2012.
The Wii U(TM) version of Darksiders(R) II will take advantage of Nintendo’s innovative new hardware with implemented functionality for the revolutionary controller.
Darksiders II follows the exploits of DEATH, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a weaving tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels DEATH through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother WAR, the horseman who was blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders.
Travis Plane, Vice President of Global Brand Management commented: “We are very excited about the potential Wii U(TM) offers and look forward to bringing Darksiders II to the Nintendo audience.”
Darksiders II is scheduled to be available for Wii U(TM) as well as console and PC in calendar 2012. For more information check www.facebook.com/Darksiders.
About Darksiders II
Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen, embarks upon a quest to restore mankind, and redeem his brother’s name. Along the way, the Horseman discovers that there are far worse things than an earthly Apocalypse, and that an ancient grudge may threaten all of Creation . . . Can DEATH really become mankind’s savior? The original Darksiders, released in January 2010, received critical acclaim including the Best Fantasy Game 2010 award from IGN. Darksiders followed the story of WAR, wrongly accused of starting the apocalypse, on a quest to reclaim lost honor and take revenge on those who wronged him.