Aug 25th, 2012

THQ’s Darksiders 2 has just been released on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, and the game has been well received by the press and gamers. Now, they’ve released the official Darksiders 2 Wii U box art, which is nearly identical to what we’ve seen for other platforms. Only tailored to fit the new Wii U box designs, of course.

Darksiders 2 and its developer Vigil Games have been quite a lot in the media lately, and not always for positive reasons. Last week, a former Darksiders 2 developer bashed the Wii U and his former company, calling the Wii U “a joke”. While Darksiders 2 is a Wii U launch title, THQ has yet to reveal any Wii U specific details. All we have so far are a few hints on how the GamePad will be used, with Vigil Games opting to use the touchscreen for inventory management.

For now, all we have is the official box art below (and some screenshots of the game).

Darksiders 2 Wii U

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  • rp17

    Eh, not really looking forward to this game… But at least the cover looks good

    • Nintedward

      yeh i love the wii box art !!!! its nice!! . sort of like bluray dvd case , but with a wiiu game in !!!! wiiu uses similar tech to blu ray right ?? like a little statement from nintendo!!


    Everyone is saying this game is very good and a big step up from the 1st one. All the reviews of it as well. You can not think that this game will not be good on the WiiU. I am sure it will have some uses for the game-pad but still want to be able to play it on the Wii-mote n Chuk, and CCP/new WiiU Pro Controller as well. I don’t want everything to be about the Gamepad Controller. We will get games that will totally be better because of it, but just getting these 3rd party games to the WiiU is a great test to and for the WiiU. As long as we get them and they are the same game as the other consoles, not a limited version is all that counts for me. I pre-ordered it and can’t wait to see it on the WiiU.

  • Ekayode7


    • vge

      So its hardcore-ish because its rated M with violence and blood? We really need to kill off that term. It started this Gen and needs to die next Gen.

      A game isn’t “hardcore” based on the content, its hardcore based on the players play style. If you play any kind of interactive games via a screen(be it a monitor, handheld screen or TV) your a gamer. Any other dividing labels are unnecessary and completely dorky. What matters to most gamers is how fun the game is not the rating and public perception of it.

      Anyways the game looks dope.

      • Ekayode7

        DUDE COOL IT

      • Mr.Srs

        Same goes the other way around though too. You can’t deem a game non-hardcore BECAUSE it’s rated M and has violence and blood. It all depends on how it’s played like you said.

        Totally agree with the term being unnecessary and dorky, but I really do think it’s more childish than anything. I hope it eventually disappears so it isn’t used as a bad excuse for a game being bad.

        • TheMaddMan

          A hardcore game is a game that is challenging and engaging.

    • deSSy2724

      There is no casual and hardcore games, there are only mature games (not for children because much bad words, naked persons and so on), only players can be casual and hardcore (if u play most kind of games, if u are really good no mather whats on your way… then u are the true hardcore gamer). Example, if u cant beat Battleloads, sorry, YOU ARE NOT A HARDCORE gamer and good games never gets old…

      Im playing this game on PC and i need to play it with xbox 360 controller and its ok (better than mouse/keyb), but i really must admit that the inventory is not that good because IMO the Wii U touch gamepad could be better for this game (probably will)…

      • SH*TBLOCK

        Have to give ya a like for the Battletoads statement…

        For those who don’t know, Battletoads is one of the hardest games to beat ever. As a young teen I couldn’t beat it at all, but finally did. The hardest part for me was that hydro cycle course, way to long and you would just die over and over hahahaha…

        The hardest to impossible games ever to beat from Nintendo:
        1) TMNT; can not beat, that damn jump in the sewer/glitch
        2) Contra (Speed run); just throw the controller
        3) Mega Men (Speed run); follow number 2
        4) Super Ghouls N’ Ghosts; just two hits and die beat the game and have to do it again
        5) Bayou Billy; I never beat it
        6) Battletoads; you better have a great memory
        7) DKCR Wii (completing all time trials on Gold); good luck with doing this. I still haven’t got gold on every level yet either, just about 85% though.
        8) probably a lot more I forgot, making this a forum thread.

        • Macarony64

          perfect dark elvis bot on very hard darn that little alien

        • Maverick-Hunter

          You forgot Ninja gaiden 1, 2, and 3 pick your poison lol

  • afroninja


  • xdlugia

    Not convinced until I get a demo.

  • Robert.M

    A forget this im waiting for a Mertroid Announcement 😀

  • roedburn

    One of the few third party games I’m looking forward to.

  • roedburn

    and this looks better than the previous one that was revealed

  • dojo

    meh looks good

    i like it maybe ill get it 🙂

    the wiiU is gunna be no failure in nintendos consoles this time

  • AKA-Link77

    Cool! But im not gunna get the game. . . im probably gunna get Pikmin 3 or Zombi U. 😀

  • Castamere

    I don’t understand the first line of the second paragraph: “Darksiders 2 and its developer Vigil Games have been quite a lot in the media lately.” Quite a lot what exactly?

    • Macarony64

      from the stupid developer who bashed the wiiu whit out working on it

  • TheBoldman67

    Meh, I’ll stick to Batman Arkham City, Nintendo Land, and maybe Black Ops 2.

  • theorangefish

    the system boxart is just ****************** ugly! They should make the blue part black and the “wii u” name in the original colours. Also remove that yellow part. People who like the current form and think it is just perfect are FANBOYS. If Nintendo wants to lose the “Kid image” why do they make such a boxart? It doesn’t fit to the rest!

    • Ekayode7

      BLUE ROOOCCKKKS!!!!!!!

    • RichxGlov

      There’s only one part of your comment I agree with:
      make the blue part black
      It makes sense to have M rated titles on the Wii to have a black border, imo

    • Gabe Hoffman

      Turning down a game all because of boxart. That’s like judging a book by its cover!

      • DatsTrue

        I am always chooseing books after the cover and they end up beeing booring most of the time. Your point makes too much sense! If your sceptic about a game look for a review… and if you still don’t like it, don’t play it. Look for something else maybe…

    • Ibiexplorer4

      Really? You’re complaining about the box art? That seems incredibly shallow.

  • DiimanDio

    Just one thing to add to this article. The fired employee bashed the Wii U. So dont take his comments as Vigils. Vigil has said extremely positive things about the Wii U, and is one of the first third parties to support it. Aside from loving the first one. I cant wait to play this one. Im waiting for the Wii U version. As for a certain comment about the box art being ugly because of the yellow line. All I have to say to this person is. Get the digital download version. It will suit your soulessness, and shallowness.

  • Macarony64

    i may get i may not but ill will be sure to pick pikmin 3,rayman,zombieu and mass effect 3, and maybe 1 still unrevealed title

  • Mr.Wrong

    The Wii-U is terrible and will suck like all other Nintendo products.

    Now refer to my name.

    • CandCmen


    • Nintendude

      God dangit, If I knew it was a joke at first I wouldn’t have disliked.

      • Macarony64

        that why i read the whole thing 🙂

  • Wii U Gamer#19

    Man, September 13 is fast approaching & gonna pre-order my Wii U on Amazon, and im not gonna make the same mistake i made with the Wii, man did me and my mom search everywhere, but anyways’ my first titles are New Super Mario Bros U, Mass Effect 3 & maybe Nintendoland not sure yet :/

  • 345weas

    cover looks shit and that yellow line too. Still i’m getting wii u

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Pretty good design on the Wii U covers but I must admit I don’t like that little Yellow strip, it just clashes with the Blue and (on most games) doesn’t go with the box-art. Sorry but they’d have been better off with just the Blue bit at the top saying “Wii U” or at least change the colour of the [yellow] strip to match the game/box-art.

  • Lazara the Last

    didn’t like the WiiU cover in the start, but when i got used to it, its kinda AWSOME