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Darksiders II

System: Switch
Release date: September 26, 2019
Developer: THQ Nordic
Publisher: THQ Nordic


Earlier this year, THQ Nordic treated us to a rather lovely Switch port of Darksiders – titled Darksiders Warmastered Edition – that proved, if nothing else, to be a bit of a technical achievement. Being a fast-paced hack and slasher that relies on precise inputs and visual cues, it gave Switch owners the choice of either playing the game at high resolution and 30 frames per second, or at a lower resolution whilst running at 60 frames per second. This choice, and the work that went into making it possible, resulted in a technically magnificent game that drew plenty of praise across the Switch community. As we near the all-important holiday season, THQ Nordic has decided to bolster its late 2019 lineup with a Switch port of the game’s sequel, Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition.

Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition is out now on Switch. If you’re interested to see how it stacks up to the Xbox One version, check out the video below.

THQ Nordic has issued a launch trailer for Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition, which arrives today on Switch. View it below.

Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition makes its debut on Switch later this week. For a look at the game in action, check out the footage below.

Last month, a listing for Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition was spotted on EB Games Canada. There’s now additional proof about the port happening thanks to a listing from Koch Media.

THQ Nordic acquired Koch Media last February. On Koch’s distribution website, a listing for Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition has appeared on Switch with an August 6 release date. The distribution page further lends credence to the idea of a physical release, which would make sense given that the original Darksiders was also sold for Switch at retail.

We imagine that THQ Nordic will have something official to say about Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition in the near future.

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When Wii U had its unveiling at E3 2011, you may recall that a number of third-party developers and publishers announced a number of games for the platform. One of these was Darksiders II. Although that announcement went off without a hitch, what we didn’t know is that there were originally plans to have it be playable on Wii U during the same expo.

David Adams, who now works at Gunfire Games, recalled in a recent episode of the Game Informer Show about how a small team scrambled to get a demo build running in time for E3. Unfortunately, Nintendo decided against showcasing the game in a playable form at the last minute.

Darksiders II just went on sale last month. At the time, you could purchase the game for $9.99.

Nordic Games put Darksiders II on sale once again today, and for an even lower price. You can pick it up for just $7.99.

For those wondering, this sale is valid through January 6.

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Darksiders II is currently on sale on the eShop. It’s normally priced at $39.99, but you can purchase the title today for only $9.99.

Other Nordic Games titles – specifically Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy – are also being sold for the same price.

These deals are valid until December 2.

Nearly a year ago, Darksiders II was pulled from the European eShop. Today, however, system owners can purchase and download the title once again.

Nordic Games business and product development director Reinhard Pollic tells Polygon that the company was unsure why it was originally taken down, and wants “to make Darksiders available to as much people as possible.”

He said:

Darksiders II will return to the European Wii U eShop next week, a listing on Nintendo’s UK website reveals. The game’s download is scheduled for relaunch on February 27. Nordic Games, who now owns the IP rights to Darksiders, will be publishing as expected.

You may remember that Darksiders II was pulled from the European eShop a little less than a year ago following THQ’s closure. Strangely though, the game is still up on the North American eShop to this day – with THQ still listed as publisher.

We’ve reached out to Nordic Games just to get the official word from them about Darksiders II’s renewed arrival in Europe. If we hear anything additional from the company, we’ll update this post.