Darksiders II confirmed for Wii U launch

THQ's action game coming to Nintendo's new console with Argul's Tomb DLC and preorder bonuses, adding roughly five hours of extra content.

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Nintendo is keeping quiet on the games it plans to launch with the Wii U on November 18, but THQ is not. The publisher has announced that Darksiders II will be a Wii U launch title, arriving for the new platform with additional content.

Gamers can meet Death on November 18.

The Wii U version of Darksiders II will come bundled with the game's first downloadable content expansion, Argul's Tomb, as well as preorder bonuses from other editions. Altogether, THQ claims this content adds about five hours of playable content, as well as new weapons and armor.

Darksiders II for the Wii U will use the system's tablet-like GamePad controller to display maps and objectives. Additionally, players can use the controller to scroll through and select items from main character Death's inventory.

Darksiders II launched for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in August to a warm critical reception. It had long been rumored as a launch title for the Wii U. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

39 comments
tommy_boy9999
tommy_boy9999

Wow Im shocked GameSpot reported such a Positive Article about the Wii

with an Actual Developer Saying the "Graphics are superior" . 

Sign me up Im glad I waited to buy this game

SolidTy
SolidTy

A third party game I have no intention of buying on my Wii U.

 

I'm ready for Exclusive quality games Nintendo, not sequels to games I own on other machines. I keep the collections on the same platform anyways.

Lotus-Edge
Lotus-Edge

This still won't save the Wii U....

jasongm
jasongm

Dark siders is a okay game... not worth buying a system for that's for sure.. just a late port like the rest of the games mentioned...

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

I don't see 1080p/60 FPS anywhere though.

garrett2526
garrett2526

I will buy it on wiiu and Mass Effect 3

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Nintendo getting Darksiders 2 as well as other games Mass Effect 3, Assasins Creed 3 Batman Arkham City, and CoD Black ops 2. are all late ports on Nintendo's Wii U. Thats 5 games which the lions share of purchases will be on PS3 and Xbox 360. Darksiders 2 and the others are "late" but still great? If that second screen on the Gamepad adds to the gameplay. We will soon find out.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Ah, I was planning on picking this up at some point (I loved the first game). Might as well be the "complete edition" on Wii U.

Albaficas
Albaficas

i dont understand why they launching these games who ppl ALREADY bought for the ps3-xbox

 

waste of money

EPaul
EPaul

I would if it will boast graphical improvements of the PS3/360 versions

push88
push88

I'm shocked that Nintendo would allow a game that's plagued with so many bugs and glitches onto their hardware.  Perhaps it will be fixed on Nintendo while the rest of us got f*cked in the ass.

GamerEye
GamerEye

I thought this was confirmed for launch at last years E3 (it being a launch title).  It's nice that they are putting the DLC into the game for no extra cost.

evil-zodiark
evil-zodiark

Great game even if it's a littel too ambitious.

I still won't get a WiiU(at least not until a year later) but I hope that those who'll get it well enjoy this :)

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

 @jasongm especially for a new console that is more powerful than the PS3 and 360. This is what the Nintendo Wii should of been. 

jasongm
jasongm

 @seekerofangels um Nintendo seems to be late with the older ports.. i don't think anyone wants to play mass effect 3 since its been out almost a year and must be really confusing for new gamers.. same with batman and the other ports.. people will want to play newer games. Hope Nintendo makes them discounted prices and not full..

armodillo17
armodillo17

 @Albaficas Has it occurred to you that not everyone who wants to play this game owns an Xbox 360/PS3/gaming PC? Or that the ones who do haven't bought the game yet?

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

 @push88

 plagued? been playing it on the PS3 and can only think of a handful nothing game breaking

armodillo17
armodillo17

 @GamerEye I think it was named as being "in the launch window" but now it is confirmed for day-and-date launch with the system.

SolidTy
SolidTy

 @King9999 You just listed an EXCLUSIVE game, Hahahahaha! Ha! Thanks for proving my point, lol kidz.

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

 @King9999  listing one game is the best that you can do... think about that for a second.

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

 @lazarius12  but not incorrect... as preorders will attest to people dont like to wait for something they can have right now, and especially on a system they already have.  your last line was unnecessary and also ironic given the messenger.

jasongm
jasongm

 @Dark-Kakashi  @Albaficas well, you can get them now since they are at a low price while you'll be paying full price for the Pee U version.

push88
push88

 @SirNormanislost I have the PS3 version.  There is constant screen tearing and drops in frame rate.  During the level where you return to earth all of the sound effects and music dropped completely out accept for the sound of the rain in the backround(That seemed to fix itself after I died a few times).  Let's see what else... my game has frozen up on me a total of 8 times so far.  % times in a row when I tried to read the book at the Arbiter's Maze.  The game is f*cked up dude.  I've had other friends that had lost quest items because of a glitch.  They should be ashamed of what they put on the store shelves.  I've stopped playing it because I'm fed up and so has a good friend of mine.

push88
push88

 @leviathanwing   Also, anyone who reads this doesn't have to take my word for it because this mess of a game speaks for itself and the store shelves are loaded with used copies already.  

push88
push88

 @leviathanwing  @SirNormanislost It's funny how I never said "game breaking" anywhere in my statement you arrogant twit.  Why don't you take your head out of your ass before you try to make point by misquoting somebody you dope.

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

 @push88  @SirNormanislost funny how you forgot to mention any 'game breaking' bugs... gamers ranting is funny because they get all illogical and such when trying to prove a point that they have no ability to do so with information they do not have.... waiting for the google response.