Darksiders 2, the hack and slash action RPG from now defunct publisher THQ, is set to get a definitive edition under new publisher Nordic Games, with the now confirmed title of Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition. The name, as amazingly awful and incredible as it is, makes sense due to the fact that in the game, players take control of Death, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Confirmation of the game was at first un-official, as players only found out about the game due to a listing on Amazon featuring the game, as well as its cover art, although the cover art has since been removed (you can see the cover art below). The listing also features a release date of December 31; the game was officially confirmed to GameSpot by Nordic Games after they first reported on the game, so it would suggest that the December 31 release date is official as well. The game is currently listed at $39.99 with free shipping, although the actual price when released may vary depending on retailer.
Even though Nordic Games confirmed the PlayStation 4 release to GameSpot, it has yet to comment on whether Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition will be released on Xbox One, or if it will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive. The original Darksiders 2 debuted in 2012 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, so many would think that this edition will also be released on the Xbox One as well as the PC.
When Darksiders 2 was originally released, it was met with critical and commercial success, although this wasn’t enough to keep THQ from going bankrupt. When the rights to the game were put up for action, there was surprisingly little interest, and the rights to the game were left floating around for some time. This changed when Nordic Games eventually bought them in a multi-million dollar deal. The fact that Nordic Games are putting out a definitive edition later this year, or possibly early next year, could suggest that they’re about to make a major announcement in regards to future games in the series.
Luke Luby is a journalist currently based in Cork, Ireland. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Higher Diploma in English. For the last several years, he has been writing for a number of different publications.