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From Beneath the Cover

Well, it has finally been revealed, new horseman is the Pale Rider; Death. After so long running in stealth mode, the Vigil Games team can now breathe out, and feel ok uttering Death’s name outside of the office. It was also even harder to keep in the fact that we we’re also going to be the cover story of the biggest game’s magazine in the world; Game Informer, and the added sweetner? It is also the issue that’ll be handed out at E3.

Game Informer 2010 "july/E3" Cover

Joe Mad again pulls off an amazing piece of art, incredibly stylized and, we even got the chance to change the GI font/typeface, which was a cool touch. As far as I’m aware, this has only been done a handful of times before. It was also sweet to hear Andrew Reiner (game informer executive editor) say on his twitter “After seeing the game, this was one of the quickest cover decisions Andy and I ever made

So far, this is what has been released:

Game Informer first revealed their July (e3 cover) on Monday here: DARKSIDER II COVER REVEAL

THQ announced Darksiders II coming in 2012!

…then

the GI chaps released the first, official Darksiders II trailer here: Darksiders II Trailer

So, what has been released about the actual game, here’s a summary:

  1. Main character = Death
  2. Death’s horse = Despair
  3. Larger world
  4. More dungeons
  5. More weapon & item upgrades
  6. Loot
Game Informer will also be running a 10 page feature on the game too, and I’ve read it, it’s frikkin’ sweet! I think that is released out to subscribers on Monday (June 6th). I have some pictures from our visit to GI that I may share at some point too. (those guys can party) They have a badass game library that is like a videogames museum up in their offices; it made me all teary eyed.
The day of the cover reveal was great for the Vigil Games team. Everyone had worked incredibly hard to get the demo to the level of quality we wanted; one that we’d be happy to show the outside world (the demo GI saw). There was a great buzz around the office and  friends started to ping their Vigil pals as the news spread across the net.
It’s a great feeling.
Over the next few months there’s going to be a ton more to see too, and a few surprises, so keep your peepers peeled. This is the beginning, of the end << cheesy intended.com
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The Darksiders Rise In The East!

Recently THQ held an ASIA PACIFIC event for Darksiders in Hong Kong. The event was deemed a success and got me even more excited at the game’s presence both here in the US, Europe and into the gaming realms of the EAST.

Darksiders is to be published in Japan by one of my favourite publishers of all time; Konami, that alone is extremely exciting to me. If you missed the press release, Konami put one out here: Konami Partners with THQ to Distribute “Darksiders” In Japan.

We’re doing a full Kenji version of the game and just seeing and hearing it in Japanese has me giddy. I can’t wait for the time (which isn’t far away) when I can hold the Japanese version of Darksiders in my hands, which, by the way has (or did have) a sub-heading on its title: DARKSIDERS: Day of Reckoning.

Anyhow, back to the press event, the chaps over at Neonpunch & Xbox Life have articles on the game. Below are a couple of pics from them:

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On a sidenote, I found this from TGS 2009, I hope what they’re saying is good!