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The Dutch Slayer
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(04-18-2012, 02:44 PM)
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http://www.darksiders.com/blog-post/...i-release-date

Once again we want to welcome you to the new Darksiders II website. Being a part of our community means you will be the first to know when new trailers, screenshots, announcements and updates around Darksiders II are released.

The rumor-mill has been churning with speculation recently, so we wanted to put it to rest first here with our core fans: Darksiders II will be moving to release globally in August 2012, rather than June as previously announced. It’s just a short delay, but we promise the game you’ll have in August will be well worth the wait!

This is great news for the team at Vigil, because it allows additional time for polish and to ensure that all aspects of Darksiders II meet the high-quality bar the team is targeting. In game development, more time is always a good thing for quality and the Vigil team is dedicated to providing the definitive Darksiders experience.

[edit] also Q&A up:

A brief Q&A on the date change is below for any questions that you might have: http://bit.ly/J2R0Qm

Questions & Answers:
Q.) When will the game be available in North America?

A.) Darksiders II is scheduled to be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in August of 2012. The release date will vary by region (as they did with a June release). The exact street dates will be issued for each region in the days to come.

Q.) Has the date been pushed back to tie in with Nintendo’s WiiU™ launch?

A.) The date was shifted to ensure we meet the high quality threshold that we are committed to achieving. It has nothing to do with any other platform releases.

Q.) Is Darksiders II being pushed back because of the recent layoffs at Vigil Games?
A.) No, the staffing changes at Vigil Games have not impacted the release date.

Q.) Is content going to be cut from the game?

A.) Definitely not! As we approached the game’s completion date, the team asked for more time to polish the huge amount of content included in this ambitious project. We are all committed to making Darksiders II the highest-quality game possible and the additional time will allow the team to do just that. The game content remains unchanged, as do our future DLC plans.

Q.) Are you truly pushing the date back to make Darksiders II a better game?
A.) Absolutely, that is the only goal fueling this decision. Nothing is more important to us than quality and thankfully our company’s current operational position allows us to make the right choice for Darksiders II.

Q.) Aside from getting it later, will this affect my pre-order?
A.) Definitely not, everyone who has/does pre-order Darksiders II will receive the Limited Edition at release, along with any associated retail exclusive content.

Q.) Will the game definitely release in August or will it be delayed again?
A.) This small delay is to allow additional time for polish and bug fixing. As we’ve stated in numerous articles and videos, Darksiders II is substantially larger game than its predecessor and the ambition of this project requires extra time to polish to the high standards that Vigil Games and THQ are committed to.

If you have any further comments feel free to post them within the forums here:

Regards,
THQSledgehammer

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Phonomezer
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(04-18-2012, 02:44 PM)
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>:/
Relix
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(04-18-2012, 02:45 PM)
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Just in time for WiiU launch! Right? RIGHT?!
MMaRsu
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Goddamnit.
PhoReal
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Originally Posted by Relix

Just in time for WiiU launch! Right? RIGHT?!

Right.
Mikey Jr.
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(04-18-2012, 02:46 PM)
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I don't want to live on this Earth anymore.
Foliorum Viridum
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More polish is always good.
Derrick01
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It will be interesting to see if they can get the game out before THQ croaks.

Hell I wouldn't even be surprised if this is the game that kills them after it likely bombs. First one didn't exactly light the world on fire.
theBishop
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I'll use this extra time to beat the first one.
Majine
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(04-18-2012, 02:47 PM)
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Nintendo was like "Give us more time, we'll get our console ready".
The_Darkest_Red
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Well that's a shame. This is one of my most anticipated games but if it needs some extra time for polish then I won't complain.

August usually doesn't have too much going on so it should still get a decent amount of time dedicated to it at launch.
Cosmonaut X
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(04-18-2012, 02:47 PM)
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Translation:

THQ - "We're all out of money - Nintendo, please do our marketing for us!"
ced
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(04-18-2012, 02:47 PM)
Goddamnit.

Every fucking year the good summer titles are delayed to fall.

Yes I know Aug is still summer, but it's really close to the huge amount of fall games.
Kusagari
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(04-18-2012, 02:48 PM)
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All August has so far is Sleeping Dogs and Transformers, so it's not nearly as packed as I expected.

Hopefully it does well, but the June date was far better.
ultron87
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(04-18-2012, 02:49 PM)
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Is THQ going to last that long?
Black Republican
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(04-18-2012, 02:49 PM)
oh good, helps my wallet a little
ReaperXL7
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(04-18-2012, 02:50 PM)
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I guess the graphics were too much for the Wii U, so now they needed sometime to adjust accordingly. Shame as I was looking forward to this, either way it's just more time for other games.
MikeE21286
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(04-18-2012, 02:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Relix

Just in time for WiiU launch! Right? RIGHT?!

Absolutely my first thought when reading this.

Wouldn't even doubt Nintendo had something to do with them moving the date either.
Emitan
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(04-18-2012, 02:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kusagari

All August has so far is Sleeping Dogs and Transformers, so it's not nearly as packed as I expected.

Hopefully it does well, but the June date was far better.

And Dark Souls
Criminal Upper
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(04-18-2012, 02:50 PM)
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Must have failed compliance submission.
bigtroyjon
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(04-18-2012, 02:51 PM)
With their new found cash I guess they no longer need to rush this out in June for the money. Good call to polish it up, need this do well to set up the huge second half of their fiscal year.
YuriLowell
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(04-18-2012, 02:51 PM)
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Anyone else getting a 404 on that link?
Emitan
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Originally Posted by ReaperXL07

I guess the graphics were too much for the Wii U, so now they needed sometime to adjust accordingly.

Joke post? Wii U doesn't even have a release date yet. No way the Wii U version was coming out before August.
ultim8p00
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(04-18-2012, 02:53 PM)
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I am NOT okay with this
forrest
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(04-18-2012, 02:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Foliorum Viridum

More polish is always good.

This. I'm eagerly awaiting Darksiders 2, but my plate will be full enough that I can wait another 2 months for more polish.
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Gianni Merryman
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(04-18-2012, 02:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by YuriLowell

Anyone else getting a 404 on that link?

Me as well, both the links don't work here.
Last edited by Gianni Merryman; 04-18-2012 at 02:58 PM.
somesayyea
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(04-18-2012, 02:55 PM)
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I'm okay with this
Micerider
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(04-18-2012, 02:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Derrick01

It will be interesting to see if they can get the game out before THQ croaks.

Hell I wouldn't even be surprised if this is the game that kills them after it likely bombs. First one didn't exactly light the world on fire.

You mean, Darskiders II would be the "Death" of THQ ? That would make a perfect tagline to market the game : Become the "Death" of us.
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Q.) Will the game definitely release in August or will it be delayed again?
A.) This small delay is to allow additional time for polish and bug fixing. As we’ve stated in numerous articles and videos, Darksiders II is substantially larger game than its predecessor and the ambition of this project requires extra time to polish to the high standards that Vigil Games and THQ are committed to.


Didn't exactly answer the question LOL.
Mr_eX
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(04-18-2012, 02:58 PM)
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Someone just bought be this on steam for my birthday. Seeing it listed in my steam library will make the wait that much harder.
Lambtron
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Thank god. End of May & June were already packed. I'd prefer to grab this for Wii U this fall, so this will help me hold off a bit.
Father_Brain
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Originally Posted by Billychu

Joke post? Wii U doesn't even have a release date yet. No way the Wii U version was coming out before August.

September at the earliest, I'd think.
El-Suave
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(04-18-2012, 02:59 PM)
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June = Euro 2012, I don't know how big the effect will be, but I'm sure it would have negatively impacted game sales in Europe somehow. Avoiding that may be a good side effect of this delay for them.
Eggman
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(04-18-2012, 03:01 PM)
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Good, I couldn't play it during June anyway.
Gianni Merryman
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(04-18-2012, 03:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Father_Brain

September at the earliest, I'd think.

Yeah, if I had to take a guess it's going to be September in Japan - unless they launch it first in NA - and by November in the rest of the world.
Proposed Law
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(04-18-2012, 03:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dr Eggman

Good, I couldn't play it during June anyway.

Same for me. To many games right now and with Diablo next month, I wouldn't play it till August anyway. Just don't rush it, finish it off right.
TucoBenedictoPacifico
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(04-18-2012, 03:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Relix

Just in time for WiiU launch! Right? RIGHT?!

Fuck the Wii U, then.
Berek Halfhand
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(04-18-2012, 03:10 PM)
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Just more time to finish the first one and for Diablo III.
gdt
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(04-18-2012, 03:11 PM)
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Not that big a delay. No biggie.

Will the PC version launch same day as the console versions?
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(04-18-2012, 03:16 PM)
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Criminal Upper
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Originally Posted by TucoBenedictoPacifico

Fuck the Wii U, then.

Try actually reading the OP, genius.
evilive7
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(04-18-2012, 03:18 PM)
So much for a new game to play in June. Or July. Or most likely August.
JdFoX187
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(04-18-2012, 03:18 PM)
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It was originally going to release right around my birthday. Oh well, I'll still have a day-one preorder for the collector's edition.
Criminal Upper
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(04-18-2012, 03:20 PM)
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Oh well, Darksider's loss...





Is Suda's gain!
RevolverFox44
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I'm ok with this, it'll be nice to have something new to play during the summer drought. August is always dead.
TucoBenedictoPacifico
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(04-18-2012, 03:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Criminal Upper

Try actually reading the OP, genius.

Nintendo defense force to the rescue?
It was a joke, moderately smart guy.

Also, I'm not sure what you are suggesting I could learn reading the OP (which by the way I already did).

Originally Posted by Criminal Upper

Oh well, Darksider's loss...





Is Suda's gain!

....Yay?
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foxdvd
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(04-18-2012, 03:23 PM)
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just glad it is still coming out
Tenck
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Originally Posted by Criminal Upper

Oh well, Darksider's loss...


[IMG]http://www.obviouswinner.com/storage/post-images/lollipop-chainsaw-cosplay-1.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1326375685107[IMG]


Is Suda's gain!

The picture is alright till you notice she basically has no hips!!
vaelic
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welcome to THQ

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