• With Nintendo holding their big Wii U preview event earlier today in New York a bunch of news has started to trickle out regarding the system and some of the games that we can expect.  One of those games is Darksiders II and THQ has just confirmed that Darksiders II will indeed be a Wii U launch title.  Not only will Darksiders II be a launch title but it will also contain additional content.

    The Wii U edition of Darksiders II will feature additional bonus-content not included with other formats.  Included on the disc will be the first DLC expansion, Argul’s Tomb, as well as all pre-order bonuses from other editions, adding around five hours of playable content and new legendary weapons and armor.

    Darksiders II on Wii U will also take advantage of the Wii U GamePad, utilizing the touch screen to display map and objectives as well as giving quick access to abilities and Death’s inventory.  The Wii U system’s gyro functionality will also be utilized to allow players to evade enemy attacks, manipulate objects in the world and steer their character during swimming and riding sequences.

    Ryan Stefanelli, Producer of Darksiders II commented: “We are delighted that Wii U owners will be able to experience the vast world of Darksiders II at launch.  The unique Wii U GamePad adds a whole world of possibility that we will be taking advantage of in this title.”

    For those unfamiliar with Darksiders II, it follows the exploits of Death, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in an action-packed 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 blamed for prematurely staring the Apocalypse in Darksiders.

    We recently reviewed the Xbox 360 version which you can check out here.  Be on the lookout for our Wii U review of Darksiders II once the console launches in November.

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