May 15, 2012
Darksiders 2 was suppose to be released on June 26th. Unfortunately THQ announced that it wouldn’t be able to meet the originally intended street date, which is all too common in the industry. Brian Farrell, THQ CEO, hoped that the delayed was a “demonstration of our commitment to quality.” Now the Apacolypse-themed action-adventure game is set to be released on August 14th, which Farrell says, “is a more favorable release window.”
Darksiders 2 already has over five times the amount of pre-orders than the original, which seemed to gain a lot of popularity due to word of mouth. This is surely good news for THQ, considering they saw a net loss of $239.9 million for there last fiscal year, which ended March 31, 2012. They intend to double their marketing spend in hopes that Darksiders 2 will be a hit game that can get them out of the grave they have seemed to dig for themselves. However, does anybody else find it kind of ominous that the main character of the game is Death, the fourth and final horseman of the Apocalypse?