Darksiders 2 Won't Tell A War Story

Fans of the apocalyptic action-adventure Darksiders better get ready for a new hero to take the reins in the game's sequel, because it appears War will be taking a back seat next time.

According to a report from IGN, THQ core games guy Danny Bilson says that Darksiders 2, which is due sometime in 2012, will actually be set during the same time period as the original game and for a very good reason.

"It's a different character and takes place simultaneously to the [first game's]story," Bilson said at the IGDA Leadership Forum, "because there's only one apocalypse, and has new mechanics and features that differentiate it a lot and grow it from the first game."

While we dinged the first Darksiders for being a little too much like The Legend of Zelda, the sequel is said by its creators to be more along the lines of Darksiders. Can't wait to see how they pull that off.

Early Darksiders 2 Details [IGN]


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    I was plesently surprised by the original, it was a lot of fun exploring all the different (if stereotypical) environments, with a good story to boot. I think the only thing I disliked about it was the million-year-long spider boss battle, aside from that I can't really think of anything I didn't enjoy.

    I ended up going for the full 1000gs with two playthroughs, the flying shooter bit achievement was a massive pain in the butt...

    Sleeper hit of the year... if it wasn't for Alan Wake.

    I wonder who the character could be, not another Horseman as they only showed up at the end of the original.

    Damn, playing as Pestilence, Famine or Death would have been great

    And here I was hoping for 4 player demon slaying coop with all four horsemen. I've never played Zelda but can see the obvious resemblances. I thought Darksiders was one of the best games of the last 12 months, tying with Borderlands. Looking forward to it.

      Haven't... played... Zelda... I wasn't aware that was possible...

    Bought Darksiders same time as Bayonetta - expected it to be not as good. Surprised me with how much fun it was, and it didn't make me feel dirty for playing it. Look forward to the sequel.

    "While we dinged the first Darksiders for being a little too much like The Legend of Zelda, the sequel is said by its creators to be more along the lines of Darksiders."

    That sentence doesn't really make much sense.

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