Darksiders II Interview: Evolving the Series

Game director Marvin Donald talks about the role of Death, the creative process of the original Darksiders, and the new world of Darksiders II.

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59 comments
tmacghost
tmacghost

This a great game and very excited to play this But we u release this game can u please fix the Screen tearing in the please is not that bad but it could be better

Arcius_Azrael
Arcius_Azrael

looks like a shoulder pad at 3:29. So it seems DS2 would feature an equip system.

ulpalaksh
ulpalaksh

Xbox 9.5,PS3 9.5 PC 10 my rating for this Game

alert0
alert0

This guy is genuinely passionate about DS and its sequel, but he looks so sad and tired and the music is so depressing. Why?

evil_devil_mons
evil_devil_mons

darksiders 1 sucked big time..& i'm sure darksider 2 will do the same.. i don't know for what reason people loved this game..this game sucks

Spartan765
Spartan765

Looks really great , death seems to be promising ( not the other one ) boss sucked last time just hit and hit ( a vampire with b*** ) >: }

scanders411
scanders411

Yea the first game was kinda...FRAKKIN AWESOME, wth dude. Shut up and make your sequel!

inso-maniac
inso-maniac

first of all: wats with the sad music? second: all he had to say was this is going to be a better game third: THIS BETTER NOT HAVE ME DOING THE SAME COMBO THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE DAMN GAME..............plz

geniuscooldude
geniuscooldude

First game in which hero looking like a monster bad guy.Cant wait to play it

HANDZA
HANDZA

i hope this will be good like first game

vongroove
vongroove

Am I the only one that thinks this looks like Soul Reaver??? BOOORING...

Vaithan
Vaithan

Release day purchase for me without a doubt!

kishona
kishona

Death looks like he could be the lead singer of a rock band.

Stylee19
Stylee19

Death kind of looks like Skeletor, that's not necessarily a bad thing.

cdog5386
cdog5386

Liking it and all, but I am not really digging Death's costume and mask. Don't really know about the purple...

Dojomeat
Dojomeat

HOLLY CRAP! this game is looking realllll good :D cant wait!

Sephyxor
Sephyxor

@Rizion89 Wow Dude... u have some issues o.O Someone should definitely slap u back on earth xD Love Darksiders & cant wait for this one =) Good Job on the interview !

ilikepandas
ilikepandas

Not so excited about the design for Death. Looks like Soul Reaver's Raziel with muscles or something out of Brutal Legend.

Robinvd1986
Robinvd1986

Man i cant wait for ds2! artwork looks Fantastic! So is the gameplay! nice graphics upgrade.

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

Enjoyed the first one, can't wait for this to come out on the PC. I'll definitely pick it up.

ferretshob
ferretshob

can not wait. can not wait. can not wait. can not wait. Oh and if you didn't know I CAN NOT WAIT.

Jawad2007
Jawad2007

I love this game ! 1 was a blast :)

thuban
thuban

@snaptrap.. yeppers @ the Kasey comment. he reminded me of a mix between TMNTs Kasey and Raziel from Soul Rever

Snaptrap
Snaptrap

I never cared for the first game. The story was the generic apocalypse rubbish with stereotypical characters. Death in this game looks like Kasey from TMNT. I'd like to see a fresh take on these types of stories instead of the same, same, same.

Ant0n89
Ant0n89

Looking forward to this one. First one was really good and very underrated

graavigala
graavigala

Now this is what I love with Vigil, even when it is new studio they dont rush the game out. The first DS was awesome, even if it was not what they wanted but they still polished the game into a great action game and even pushed the publish date because the game was not ready. That takes guts and more developers should do this. Its great that they dont have a date set in stone on this one, they can again polish it and make it as good as they can, even though I would love to get to play the game asap :D Cannot wait for this one, looks awesome and fun! Lets hope the quality stays as high as it did on the first one :) Also is Joe Mad still working with Vigil or has he moved back to comics?

KoRniTo
KoRniTo

In my top 10 games for 2012 for sure. I loved the first game.

cerealzateu
cerealzateu

I loved the first game so much! Thank god it's coming to the PC 'cause I just sold my xbox! =P Can't wait!

DR-ZMBK
DR-ZMBK

@Rizion89, Totally agree.

DR-ZMBK
DR-ZMBK

In my opinion, Darksiders 1 was so underrated. One of the best games of 2010. Can't wait to get my hands on this one.

Joefatty2x4
Joefatty2x4

"Uh, erm, uhm, eh, huh, duh..." SWEET, Can't wait!

AaronZG_basic
AaronZG_basic

Can't wait......The first one was a surprise hit. If they are building more RPG elements into the game I hope it doesn't slow the pace that DS1 had and lend it self well to a better game experience.

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

@sknight175216, Indeed, that was some intense use of em & erm. But "er, erm" games looking quite decent though.

thebanewolf
thebanewolf

I thought Darksiders would be awful. Turned out to be a great game when I actually played it. Eagerly awaiting the sequel!

derek3257
derek3257

I didn't pick up the 1st one but will keep an eye out for this one. I wish these guys had a little more excitement when they talked about a game that probably sucked the life out of them for years to develop. Why not be excited about something you put your heart and soul into.....save the calm chatter for written articles. Show the people how much you love your game and they will love it too. Pitchford from GearBox was so crazy for Boderlands that it made me crazy for it.

sknight175216
sknight175216

I was very distracted by the guy repeatedly saying "uh" and "um" every other word ha ha...

Nightrain50
Nightrain50

I can't say I won't get the game but damn am I disappointed that they aren't continuing the story of the first, the ending seemed to set up a sequel perfectly. I'm still pissed.

Kazmo-Khan
Kazmo-Khan

I was interested in what he had to say, but was a little preoccupied with how many times this guy said "umm" and "uhhh"

broncean
broncean

Darksiders was actually my first game when I bought my PS3, I never regretted my choice I had lots of fun with it and darksiders 2 if they actually include more rpg elements is gonna kick big ass.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

This is going to rock and it's coming to the Wii U :)

ssj2los
ssj2los

damn commercials buff faster than anything but the video itself lags like crap

maturin1919
maturin1919

@Rizion89 Calm the hell down. Just because you (apparently) fell in love with the first game doesn't mean the creative team was satisfied with the final product. He said (a few times) that they didn't have the resources then that they do now, and couldn't make the first game EXACTLY as they wanted it. He wasn't trashing it, he's just saying they have the capability to make the sequel EXACTLY how they want it. Also, he wasn't 'pitching' the game, this was obviously taken from an interview. Put your pants back on and relax.

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

Darksiders was one of my favourite games of '10, so damn cheesed i actually traded it for Lost Planet2 (which was downright terrible). It may have had its shortcomings but it was fun as hell, sorely disappointed that the sequel isn't 4-player co-op like the cliffhanger ending would lead anyone to believe. What can you do? anyway, this is definitely up there with my most anticipated releases for next year