Sep 27th, 2012

Darksiders 2 is a highly anticipated Wii U game, and one of the very first third party titles to be announced for the console. However, we haven’t heard a lot from Darksiders 2 lately, and very few Wii U specifics have emerged. Now THQ has opened up about the game, and they’ve released some interesting details.

The Darksiders 2 Wii U version will of course fully support the Wii U GamePad, and the Wii U version will have new content that isn’t available on the PlayStation 3 nor the Xbox 360. Additionally, the Wii U version will include the DLC packs Argul’s Tomb, Angel of Death, Shadow of Death, and the Deadly Despair Pack. The game will also include unique weapons and armor sets not found in other versions. THQ also released a few images of the game running on Nintendo’s new console (you can find those below).

The GamePad will be used to access player’s inventory and ability menu, and players will also be able to play the whole game on the GamePad alone. Overall, developer Vigil Games has said that the Wii U version will be an “enhancement of the core game”. Darksiders 2 will be a Wii U launch title on November 18.

Darksiders 2 Wii U


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  • Super

    Wii U here I come!

    • TheUNation

      Sagat: Here WE come!

    • Nintedward.

      do you mean wiiu is good ?? SOLD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nko Sekirei

    Nice very nice can t wait to get my hands on that game.I knew that wii u versions of some of these ports would be better then the 360 and ps3 versions in which we get more content and $hit

  • Elite

    From the look of that screen shot there is a lot of items in this game. I love items =D. Might have to pick this up. Though i have not played the first one.

    • Poncho

      Doesn’t matter, man. I didn’t play Borderlands but I bought (and loved) Borderlands 2. Truly phenomenal game. I can say Darksiders II is the same deal; you’d be fine to jump right in at this point.

      Also, if you’re on the fence about Borderlands 2 and reading this, don’t be. Get that amazing game.

      • Zeta

        i was hoping for it to come to the Wii U and then i would get it but it seems no such plans are currently in the works and i only have a laptop that i can really spend time playing games on right now so don’t want to buy it for PC.

  • Enraged Penguin

    Well, this is good news, I love getting DLC for free! Also having exclusive content is a nice touch. Might have to pick this up at launch!

  • td,y,i,.

    The superior version.

  • Mac

    hmm i may get with this game but ill get it for christmas i have other titles i need to buy with my money

  • Trev

    Can’t wait this will be an awesome game!!!!! I wish I knew if it was running at 1080p or 720p and 30 or 60 frames per second. Either way it looks awesome I wish GameStop would let me pre order it!!!!

    • Crapcake

      its 1080p 60 fps WITH the gamepad

    • Zeta

      what Crapcake said is most likely not true, it will probably be running at 60FPS but may run in 720p as that’s what most of the ports have been running at at all the events and currently other than BLOPs 2 no game has officially said to be specifically running in 1080p 60FPS.

      • The Aquacharger

        Actually a few games were announced 1080p 60FPS

      • Neonridr

        Ubisoft said ZombiU for sure runs in 1080p. AC3 is heavily rumours to be running in 1080p as well. 720p/60 frames would still be an increase over the 30 frames and sub HD resolutions you get on the 360/PS3 (natively, and not always the case, but a lot of the time)

  • Benjaminkno

    Better on Wii U.

    • Nintedward.

      Even black ops 2 is gunna be good on wiiu , thats how cool it is !!!!

      wiiu version of cod sounds great , especially now we can use our wii remotes to point at people in native 1080p XD !!!!!! the future is upon us !!!

      And some of that dual screen gamepad stuff won’t go a miss . May sound fanboyish but the extra wiiu features are litteraly a new incentive to go and buy a COD game !!!!

      • CoD Hater

        CoD sucks no matter what console it’s on!

        • Major Beauner

          COD only sucks if you suck!

  • Nintendo Power of Canada/America (Star Mission)

    I can not wait to play this while Iam sitting on the toilet, who wouldn’t want to play Black Ops 2 (And Zombies) in the bathroom

    • Nintendo Power of Canada/America (Star Mission)

      Cannot my bad

    • ZombieGuns

      LOL I never thought of that until now but yeah I can see that working. Gotta hit the bathroom? just bring the gamepad with you and use it’s screen instead of your tv. Is there nothing the Wii U can’t do?

      • Nintedward.

        Hey zombieGuns , do you have a 3ds friend code ??? I hear you want a 1 v 1 on blops 2 wiiu ^^ !!

        Anybody else have a 3ds friend code ??? leave me yours and I will leave mine

        • ZombieGuns

          Sorry man I don’t have a 3ds. When I get registered on the Nintendo network on launch day i’ll post my screen name.

          • Troll patrol.

            cool bro . make sure you make the odd comment on here and I won’t forget !

        • frank

          Mine is 5155-3120-0417

          • Nintedward.

            sweet , adding now . It will show up Nintedward as my name ^^

          • Nintedward.

            Mine is – 1289 – 8932-1209

          • frank

            Got it

          • revolution5268

            here have mine as well.

        • NintendoGator

          I have a 3ds XL………………. But how do I find my friend code??

          • Nintedward.

            there is a little friends icon at the top of the main menu !!! click on it and hover over your profile and is says your friend code 🙂 .

        • Revolution5268

          ill give you mine if you want, but later when i come home ill post my FC.

  • u mad bro

    good very good. off topic- I will beat all of you in Blops 2. You hear that Nintedward! I kid :§

    • Xblade13

      Challenge accepted.
      (reloads shotgun)

    • Nintedward.

      I will fight you on the beaches !!!!!

  • Paul

    dlc plus game is worth the wait in gold

  • zombinentendo

    -The Darksiders 2 Wii U version will of course fully support the Wii U GamePad- i like this mark
    day after day i will be more enthusiastic for wii u



    • Naterman

      Cloudy with a chance of wii u awesomeness!!!!!!!!! Krrsplat there goes the first one and here comes the other one.

    • Crapcake

      um its raining severly

    • Revolution5268

      yeah in nintendo side, idk about the vita side….

  • zhenya

    I always knew Nintendo would allow us consumers buy the dlc. Does that mean I have too much faith in them?

    • Zhenya

      I meant would’nt

  • ZombieGuns

    I can see that with most cross-platform games the Wii U version will clearly be the best. Not only better graphics but with added functionality via the gamepad.

  • Xblade13

    Looks awesome! When I get the money, I’ll get it.
    Never played the 1st. For those who have played it on 360/PS3, do you have to know the 1st game’s story to understand it? Same question with Bayonetta.

    • Weslley

      I cant say about Bayonetta since we dont have any details yet. But Darksiders is completely understandable. In fact, the same story narrated at the beggining of the first Darksiders is narrated in the second with a small adition and probably it will be narrated in the next two games also.

      • Xblade13


  • Maverick-Hunter

    in other words the wii u version of darksiders 2 will be better on nintendo than any other system, and that’s what I want. I want to be able to have the same games as other systems but, still be able to go haha mines better you can go suck it :3

  • Johny

    SCHWEET ! … awsome 😀 now that made my day…
    now im positive that im getting the game ^^ gj

  • Jeancarlos

    You just blew my mind your telling me I can get all the pre-order bonuses and DLC packs just by getting the game ok I’m done I need a Wii U now!!!!!!!!

  • Raul

    This looks to be like a very high value title as it’s coming with all these features and free DLC. However, this is not a game for me. For those that get it, enjoy it!

    Also, I think it’d be cool if Wii U Daily had polls everyday… That’d be awesome…

  • Death

    They better have improved the combat system.

    • Death47

      That was me, not the other Death >_<

  • CountShaqula

    Probably one of my favorite non-Nintendo franchise’s.

    Im glad I waited to get the game. All the extra on disc content makes the wait totally worth it.

    News has been slow lately. Im surprised Wii U Daily. Didnt post the article on Retro Studio’s making engines . I’d say thats pretty big news.

  • On The Fence

    well they had to include incentives some people really are crazy enough to buy the game twice just for the new items.

  • TheUNation

    Darksiders II for the Wii U is the DEFINITIVE version that you have no choice but to buy it!

    • On The Fence

      Well unless you had the first one and found it be Zelda and God Of War’s retarded cousin.

  • SteampunkJedi

    Now this gives every gamer a reason to get a Wii U!

  • Kevin White

    I’m pre-ordered on this game. I want to hear about the framerate issues that were mentioned — were they fixed. And if they weren’t, is that primarily due to A) a rushed port, B) unfamiliarity with the chipset, or C) a weakness in the Wii U hardware.

  • Elladan

    Hi Guys.
    Today i have been on the For Games festival in Prague and for the first time I could try the Wii U. I played three games; Darksiders 2, Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros U. Darksiders 2 is epic. OK, I can hear all of you PS fans saying how much is God of War better. Let me tell you one thing. It isn´t. What surprised me during NSMBU was that is was a little laggy when it five players were playing a the same time. The last Game; Nintendo Land is awesome. You can play it with friends or with your family and it is really fun. So all of you Wii U haters read this: The Wiis problem was it´s lack of hardcore games bit it had really inovative gameplay. This console has hardcore games and innovative gameplay.

    • Cynthia

      good job wii u people 🙂

  • Cynthia

    the darksiders is a cool game you could ride a horse and you get to kill mosters and you could play online i think i cant wait to put my hands on the wiiu. wiiu is cool

  • Cynthia

    wiiu im going to get you

  • lolking

    Will the Dlc Be on disc or will we have to download it?