Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Darksiders II Exclusive Cards at San Diego Comic Con

For those of you attending San Diego Comic Con over the next 5 days make sure to stop by the THQ/Darksiders II booth to pick up these exclusive cards featuring artwork by Joe Madureira.

Follow Darksiders II community manager Mathew Everett ‏(@sledgehammer70) to find out about exclusive SDCC updates.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Darksiders II May Be The Last Release In The Series

**UPDATE** Jason Rubin has backtracked his comment and explained what he actually meant.
“A quote from a recent interview I did has been reported out of context by a number of news outlets."

“The quote implied that I am not enthusiastically behind the Darksiders universe, and that THQ has made decisions not to continue the Darksiders franchise. This is simply untrue.

“My quote, ‘I can get the team to make other interesting games,’ was intended in the context of having different teams within this incredibly talented studio work on new original IP, as well as continuing to support the Darksiders franchise.

“I enjoyed the original game when it came out, and one of my first tweets as president of THQ was, ‘Best part of my new job at THQ? When the Darksiders II playable suddenly drops on my desk… @thq’. Since that tweet I have been playing a lot of Darksiders II and it is far better than the first.

“I’m incredibly excited about Vigil and the Darksiders franchise. Keep your eyes peeled on Monday for an awesome new trailer that brings the world to life in a way you haven’t seen before!”
Disappointing news for fans of the Darksiders series... in a recent interview with Jason Rubin, the new head of THQ, he kind of hints that he would like the Vigil games team to focus on other game ideas...
“Darksiders II is very interesting but I think I can get that team to make other very interesting games,” Rubin said.
Hopefully the sales of Darksiders II will help to change Rubin's mind.

However, on Rubin's twitter he praises Darksiders II by saying

Jason Rubin ‏@Jason_Rubin
Great day at Vigil. I love Darksiders II. Don't believe the web. Wish I had a clone so I had enough time to complete the game!
So only Jason and the team at Vigil knows what is really happening with the future of the Darksiders series. Here's hoping it's a bright future.

Darksiders II: Death's Door Issue #1

Dark Horse comics and THQ have teamed up to release a series of Darksiders II comic books. Issue #1 is available now for .99 cents at the Dark Horse digital store. Here's what they have to say about the issue:
Death’s mission to slay a rogue demon is just starting out, but first he must acquire a replacement for his scythe, which he is forbidden to use on Earth without permission. In an underworld black market he strikes a deal—a leviathan’s tongue for a new weapon!

• Exclusive to the Dark Horse digital store!
• Pre-order Darksiders II at Best Buy for issue #0 featuring a cover by Joe Madureira and an original story!
• Created in consultation with Joe Madureira’s Vigil Games!
• A canonical introduction to the Darksiders II game!

Creators
Writer: Andrew Kreisberg
Artist: Roger Robinson
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Letterer: Michael Heisler


Wednesday, July 04, 2012

New Red Monika Print for sale at Comic Con

Joe has recently tweeted that he will have a fresh Monika print (fresh colours anyway) for sale at the San Diego comic con. Check it out!
If anyone wants to donate a couple Comic Con tickets to me I'll be in LA next week and would love to go haha I know it's wishful thinking but just throwing it out there.

Also, this October Udon will be releasing a Darksiders II artbook which can be preordered on Amazon.com. It will be 200 pages and here's the description.
Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, embarks on a quest to undo Armageddon! The Art of Darksiders II collects the dark and dynamic artwork behind the second installment in the fan-favorite Darksiders video game series. Featuring the artwork of legendary comic artist Joe Madureira (X-men, Battle Chasers, Avenging Spider-Man) and the Vigil Games art team, the book collects full-color illustrations, character and environment designs, unused concepts, and more!