Death brings pre-order bonuses for Darksiders II.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2012 09:27 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 14 February 2012 09:00
They say Death must first present offerings before he can claim another soul for the abyss. Depending upon the location he severs your mortal coil at, you can add to the Darksiders II experience with varying extras. Dying to grab the game at GameStop? Then the Death Rides pack will be yours! Featuring a healthy amount of exclusive side-quests, players can explore even more of the world and bring home more loot. Death promises close to two hours of extra playtime for your soul.
The desolate ones that roam the wastelands of Best Buy will unlock an angel inspired set of armor, upgraded scythes and a new trail for the crow, Dust. Aptly named the Angel of Death pack, gamers will lay waste to all who stand in their way to vengeance.
For those hoping to avoid Death’s burning gaze by pre-ordering through Amazon, he will find you too. Deadly Despair amps up the speed of Despair, Death’s four-legged mount. Permanently speeding up the horse, gamers will traverse the world faster than they thought possible.
Darksiders II is set to unleash Death’s vengeance on June 26th for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Get them pre-orders in now! Check out THQ’s press release after the break.
THQ ANNOUNCES DARKSIDERS II PRE-ORDER INCENTIVES
Unlock Exclusive In-Game Content By Pre-ordering Today
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. Feb 14, 2012 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced a range of pre-order bonuses for its upcoming action-adventure title Darksiders® II, which is scheduled to come to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC on 26th June 2012.
Players who pre-order the game from GAMESTOP will receive the ‘Death Rides’ pack. Featuring multiple exclusive side-quests, this pack allows the most fearless adventurers to explore more of the Maker’s Realm and Dead Plains and earn additional experience and loot. Aid an ancient Construct, battle The Bloodless and retrieve Karn’s lost treasure in around two hours of unique game play content.
Pre-order the game from BEST BUY to unlock the ‘Angel of Death’ pack. Give yourself an edge with a unique set of enhanced armor with an angel inspired design as well as a pair of upgraded matching scythes and a exclusive visual trail for your companion crow Dust.
People who pre-order the game from AMAZON will get to ride into battle with increased speed thanks to the ‘Deadly Despair’ pack. This unique pre-order offer adds an additional speed boost for Death’s trusty steed Despair, allowing players to travel across the vast world even faster than before. This perk is a permanent increase that will last throughout the game.
Jim Huntley, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing commented: “We are happy to be able to offer a range of exciting offers to reward gamers for pre-ordering copies of the game prior to its June 26th release.”
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.
Darksiders II is scheduled to be available for console and PC on 26th June 2012, for more information check www.Darksiders.com .
About Darksiders 2
Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen embarks on a quest to redeem his brother’s name. Become the terrifying force which everything fears but nothing can escape.
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.
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