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Darksiders II is an action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ (now Nordic Games). It is the sequel to Darksiders and was released in August 2012 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and as a launch title for Wii U upon the consoles’ Australian, European, and North American release in November 2012. A remastered port called “Darksiders II Death-initive” for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One was announced for October 06, 2015 by Nordic Games.

Darksiders II plays parallel to the previous game. The Four Horsemen (War, Strife, Fury, and Death) are the last of the Nephilim, fusions of angels and demons who waged war on creation. To preserve the balance of the Universe, the Four, tired of conquest, received incredible powers from the Charred Council in exchange for slaughtering the rest of the Nephilim. The Horseman Death trapped the souls of his fallen brethren in an amulet, earning the title of Kinslayer, among others (though he kept its preservation a secret, since the Council ordered the Nephilims' souls destroyed).

While War is charged with his crimes, the horseman Death, sure that his brother is innocent, sets out on a personal mission to erase his brother's 'crime' and resurrect humanity. He has to go through many dark fights to proof War’s innocence and to restore Earth. The Keeper of Secrets, also known as the Crowfather, tells Death that he must go to the Tree of Life in order to restore humanity. The Crowfather, bitter about being given the Nephilim amulet (which torments him without end), refuses to let Death pass and attacks him in the shape of War. Death kills Crowfather, but the Amulet shatters and embeds itself in his chest, knocking him out and sending him into a portal created by the Crowfathers’ death…

Players take control of Death, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The core gameplay is an action role-playinghack and slash style. The game makes frequent use of interactive puzzle elements, requiring the player to think their way through a series of levers, doors, elevators, portals, etc. in order to traverse areas and reach objectives. It takes place in an open world that can be explored freely on foot or by horse. There are main and side quests with main and side boss fights. The player also has the ability to teleport Death to another “World”.

Darksiders II has received mostly positive reviews. Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the Wii U version 85/100, the PlayStation 3 version 84/100, the Xbox 360 version 83/100and the PC version 81/100.IGN gave it a score of 7.5, saying "Despite its problems, I was compelled onward in my quest with Death because Darksiders II is simply a fun game". The game was the best selling game of August 2012 with over 247,000 units sold in the U.S.

As we know about the high attach rate of Darksiders players we decided to extend our product line of Darksiders II on occasion of the new release on October 06, 2015 with a replica sword of War, Deaths’ face mask and our new statue of Death. Moreover we brought out some new t-shirts you should definitely have a look at: