It’s been a while since we’ve released any Darksiders II info, but thankfully we have some good news to spread. Vigil Marketing Director Jay Fitzloff gave an interview with VG247 where he revealed quite a bit information about the next entry in the series.
The biggest change in Darksiders II will be the emergence of the new protagonist, Death. Fitzloff assures us that the new protagonist won’t just be a palette swapping of War, the previous protagonist:
War is honourable, but Death is willing to work with some shady characters in the underworld to find out what he needs to know. Whereas War was a straight warrior type who would rush in and fight head-on, Death is more agile, nimble… he’s fast. He kills people like it’s an art. Death doesn’t even block – he just dodges.
As for the gameplay itself, Fitzloff is saying that there will be variations:
I don’t want to go into too much detail, but let me say it this way – if you and I were playing the first Darksiders and we were both about four hours in at the same point our characters would be largely the same. Maybe a little difference, but we’re pretty much the same dude. Four hours in on this game I can guarantee we’d be totally different.
As of now, Darksiders II is scheduled for a Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC release sometime next year with an eventual Wii U release.