Darksiders II: And His Name that Sat Upon Him Was Death
July 15, 2012 | ~2 mins read time.

Death & Despair.

Darksiders II is being released and it’s getting quite a bit of hype. Moreso than its predecessor, DarksidersDarksiders was a tale of War and his quest to get vengeance for being blamed for the Apocalypse. You see, it wasn’t his fault, at all. At the end of Darksiders, War got his and then called upon the other horsemen. There’s a cut scene at the end of the game where you can see them coming. And then it ends. The game was fun and, for me, the story arc was amazing. I’ve been looking forward to playing the second one. Pre-order of the Darksiders II Collector’s Edition: check.

The CE can be seen here. It’s a video. The goodies look great and I’m excited to get my hands on the mask and the art book. Unfortunately for latecomers to the purchasing, all the CEs have been sold out. For anyone that enjoys the mythology of Revelation in the Bible, the story of each of these games expands on the ideas. There’s not much to adhere to, really. The creative juices can flow and the developers certainly took advantage of it. My favourite video, thus far has been this one:

Game of Thrones fans will recognize the priest. It’s James Cosmo who plays Jeor Mormont, Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.)

The game is set to be released August 14, 2012. Have also pre-ordered the Darksiders II novel, Darksiders: The Abomination Vault. It comes with a DLC called Mortis. Mortis is “a gauntlet made from the remains of a member of a long dead race, sends a devastating burst of injuring energies at either the attacker or one of its nearby allies any time the wearer is struck.”

Sounds like a fun game add-on. I’m not sure when I’ll get a chance to play. We may take turns like we sometimes do with single player games. I am, however, looking forward to reading the book. It’s always interesting to see what fiction writers do to the Four Horsemen. Perhaps I’ll take a crack at that myself at some point. I’ll leave you with some artwork of Death and Despair, his horse:

Death & Despair

Death. Death riding Despair.