PS4 and Xbox One Get Darksiders 2 HD Release This Month

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Nordic Games and Gunfire Games have announced the launch date of the upcoming Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition. The game will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 27 at $29.99/€29.99.

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Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition is an upscaled version of 2012's Darksiders 2. The game will run in native 1080p on both consoles, and players will be able to access all downloadable content. This includes the Maker Armour set, The Abyssal Forge, The Demon Lord Belial, Death Rides, Angel of Death, Deadly Despair, Shadow of Death, Mortis Pack, Rusanov's Axe, Van Der Schmash Hammer, Fletcher's Crow Hammer, Mace Maximus, and Argul's Tomb DLC.

The Deathinitive Edition also features some gameplay changes and tweaks to loot distribution.

"This isn't a simple port," the developer said about the game on its website. "We've put a lot of time to improve both the visuals and gameplay to make it on par with current releases. It's been fun adding more polish to a game that is near and dear to our hearts."

The release date confirms the one was that was recently leaked by retailers in the United States was accurate. At the time, publisher Nordic Games did not comment on the date. The game was first announced in June this year, during which the publisher teased the possibility of a Darksiders III.

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M3o5nster

Great game, but like many said, they should've bundled in Darksiders 1, even without upgraded graphics.

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SteeleGT

recycled for profits. don't buy if you already have the game.

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good advice, do not get this crap, devil may cry, god of war, batman and any like them are better action games. you wanna know what darksider's is? a big tease. It looks cool but game play is repetitive as hell I couldn't get through the first game because I got tired of pressing square. the second game adds like 2 new things and a group of weapons that once again require you know how to press the square button. and the story acts as if its trying to be as bland and boring as possible. I just simply couldn't get through either title out of shear boredom.

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Strangerzzzzz

Holy crap, pirate the damn game on PC for HD.

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asmodeus_z

Re-mastered is a Zero Sum Game for the developers.

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feverkane

Wow! I haven been this excited for a remaster since prototype!

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bogartp_2000

Will people stop buying these remakes! We need new games not old crap!

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Mist-akable

@bogartp_2000: I won't because I've never played the original games in the first place and I won't pay more for an outdated hardware PS3/xbox 360 to play on crappy graphics. Also a remaster does not take the amount of resources (they only need to upgrade the graphics keeping everything else the same) a new game does and therefore if the company didn't make a new game, you can barely blame the remasters.

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XenomorphAlien

Who really asked for this anyway?

I still have to finish the game. ;P

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-Unreal-

I got myself a PS4 last week and I'm already sort of regretting it. There's practically nothing to play on it. I've rented UD and will have BB coming in a day or two for rental. Other than those though, there's like nothing I want to play. Way too many remasters. Everything else I play on a PC.

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JoshRMeyer

@-Unreal-: If you're a PC gamer you probably bought the console for exclusives right? Next year man. I have some PC gamers get the ps4 just to play Destiny with the rest of us. Kinda sad i know haha. But they were tired of playing with random people. I'm sure there's some games you can find cheap that'll get ya by til next year!

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ballaShotCaller

@-Unreal-: exactly. I got the big 3 at my house and a PC and never pla the PS4. I would love to put that thng to use.

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PlaystationZone

Going flop why because first one not in bundle like uncharted collection

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XenomorphAlien

@playstationzone: Well, they both cater to different audiences.

But I agree I would get the UCC over this.

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ticklemepink

@playstationzone: It's not a collection. Same as God of War III.

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PlaystationZone

@ticklemepink: that game flop because players want full God of war collection Sony thinks should add in . Gta5 was different.matter because full open world teamsters add extras in .

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RickPhoenixxx

Minimal effort, maximum profit. It looks almost the same! Didn't even throw in Darksiders 1 good lord. Will Ride to Hell get a remaster too?

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kadaverhagga

I have fond memories of this game and the first one. The game itself was pretty good but it was mainly because this franchise was one of the few titles my wife enjoyed sitting with me watching me play. But both games were way to easy even on the hardest difficulty. I hope they tweak the difficulty in this version.

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yukushi

This game was ok but I cannot bring myself to play through it again i will pass.

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Bleak5170

@yukushi:

Yeah I enjoyed my time with it but this game simply wasn't as good as the first. I appreciated the amount of work the developer put into it, and I love the art style, but there's just waaaaaaaay too much padding. It's like they wanted to make this huge, epic, lengthy game but went too far. There's so much needless backtracking through the same, (often empty), areas over and over and over.... There's actually too much to do in this game.

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AM-Gamer

I loved this game but it's pointless if you don't release both.

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PlaystationZone

@AM-Gamer: I agree go same with God of war and gear of war

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SavageEvil

Hold on why? This game was a snorefest with a lazy boring overworld which can leave you feeling confused as with what to do next. The first game had drive and was fun, the second game had excellent mechanics but it's execution was terrible, even when I forced myself to run around to find the next mission. Cool visuals but couldn't put myself through the trouble again, not even sure why the deep silver keeps focusing on reissuing old games, build something new you arsemonkeys.

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OBSIDIAN_BORN

Why the hell don't they release the firstandsecond game? I never played the first and would like to experience it before its sequel. So I will not buy this.

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DarrenB123

Didn't think too much of Darksiders 1, though really enjoyed the sequel when it came out, loved the sound track and the various worlds. Superb game and looking forward to the remaster - will be investing at the reduced retail amount of £20. Bargain!

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DaVillain-

I honestly didn't like Darksiders 2 when it was free GWG and this remaster is unnecessary. That said, your better off getting the PC version and not this water down port.

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Cryio

@davillain-: Why is everyone saying this is a watered down port? It's better than the PC version in every conceivable way.

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Saidrex

@Cryio: people know that for a fact because every single remaster of multiplatform game for next gen was a watered down PC port.

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Cryio

@Saidrex: Except this has better textures, lightning, AA, functional Vsync and shadows, better shows (also functional ones at that) and better looking ambient occlusion. And it's going to run in 1080p30 or 1080p60, I forgot.

So it's better than the PC version in every possible way.

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Saidrex

@Cryio: yes, in comparison TO PREVIOUS GEN! It's always in comparison with previous gen!

Guess what PC is much better than previous gen, so that's the version they are porting over to next gen. Except it won't be as go as PC version because they dont bother optimizing it for next gen and just dumb down some graphics options to get desirable framerate.

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MajinSquall

they should have put both games in and released it at full price the it would have been the Deathinitive Editiion

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feverkane

@MajinSquall: nice!

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The_Crap_Of_Us

That's what the console needs,another rehash.

WiiUMasterRace.

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barsaf

@the_crap_of_us: How are you enjoying Mario 582th.

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SavageEvil

@barsaf: Hmm, interesting. Mario is still a game that makes other games look like rubbish even if it's simple. Something about gameplay being the ruler to measure things by. How is that face full of astroturf there buddy?!

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PenKowalski

No thank you.

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Saidrex

Dumbed down PC port with 0 effort and premium price.

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Cryio

@Saidrex: Dumbed down ? This version has better textures, better shadows, working AA and Vsync AND better ambient occlusion AND better lightning.

The PC version is a travesty compared to this version.

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Saidrex

just wait for comparisons with PC version, you will be surprised.

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Cryio

@Saidrex: Can't wait.

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Alien-Ouy

@Saidrex:

Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition is an upscaled version of 2012's Darksiders 2. The game will run in native 1080p on both consoles, and players will be able to access all downloadable content. This includes the Maker Armour set, The Abyssal Forge, The Demon Lord Belial, Death Rides, Angel of Death, Deadly Despair, Shadow of Death, Mortis Pack, Rusanov's Axe, Van Der Schmash Hammer, Fletcher's Crow Hammer, Mace Maximus, and Argul's Tomb DLC.

The Deathinitive Edition also features some gameplay changes and tweaks to loot distribution.

"This isn't a simple port," the developer said about the game on its website. "We've put a lot of time to improve both the visuals and gameplay to make it on par with current releases. It's been fun adding more polish to a game that is near and dear to our hearts."

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trotz75

@alien-ouy: your point?? What was typing all that about?

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Saidrex

@alien-ouy: and?

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feverkane

@Saidrex: maybe he\she was just trying to be informative.

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DaVillain-

@Saidrex said:

Dumbed down PC port with 0 effort and premium price.

This port is just for the console natives only.

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lunchbox2042

Another pointless remaster.