By Emily Gera on Mar 29, 2013 03.29.13
Darksiders 2 will no longer be available from the Wii U eShop after March 31, Nintendo Life reports. This news comes following a statement posted on the European Wii U eShop which adds that users who already own the title but need to re-download it will still be able to after March 31. As of press time there is no similar statement on the North American eShop. We have contacted Nintendo regarding the status of Darksiders 2 in North America, in addition to why it is disappearing in Europe. We will update when further information is available.
By Griffin McElroy on Mar 26, 2013 03.26.13
The Humble Mobile Bundle brings the packaged, choose-your-own-price offers of its Mac and PC counterpart to Android devices, the Humble Bundle organizers announced today. The first Humble Mobile Bundle includes four titles for folks who purchase it at any price: strategy title Anomaly Korea, puzzle game Contre Jour, Plants vs. Zombies and "third person action brawler" Bladeslinger. Anyone who purchases the pack at higher than its average price ($5.53, at the time of this writing) will also get Metal Slug 3 and award-winning puzzle game The Room, which makes its Android debut today. As always, shoppers can choose which portion of their donation goes to three potential recipients: the developers of the games, the Humble Bundle organizers or the bundle's designated charities, the...
By Dave Tach on Mar 19, 2013 03.19.13
Origin's Player Appreciation Sale is live, offering discounts on more than 200 games on EA's storefront over the next week, according to the sale's website. The discounts apply to downloads and packaged games available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC, Mac, Wii and Wii U. Front page deals include: Assassin's Creed 3 for $34.99 as a PC download (regularly $49.99) Battlefield 3 Premium Edition for $29.99 (regularly $59.99) Crysis 3 for $29.99 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and on Windows PC as a download or a physical copy (regularly $59.99) Darksiders 2 Deluxe Edition for $18 as a PC download (regularly $59.99) Dead Space 3 for $29.99 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and on Windows PC as a download or a physical copy (regularly $59.99) Hitman: Absolution for $15 as a PC...
By Samit Sarkar on Feb 28, 2013 02.28.13
A new Xbox 360 package, the $299 Spring Value Bundle, packages a 250 GB console along with Darksiders 2 and Batman: Arkham City, Microsoft announced today. The bundle is shipping today and will be available "for a limited time, while supplies last, at select major U.S. retail stores this spring," said Microsoft's Major Nelson. Also featured in the package are a wireless Xbox 360 controller, a wired headset and a free one-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold. Darksiders 2 is included on disc, while Arkham City comes in the form of a download token. Check out an image of the box above.
By Griffin McElroy on Feb 15, 2013 02.15.13
Popular 3DS titles like Kid Icarus: Uprising and Paper Mario: Sticker Star, as well as a few EA Sports titles and other recent releases, will be discounted this weekend as part of Best Buy's Presidents Day promotion. Through Monday, Feb. 18, over 20 titles will have their prices marked down by fairly large percentages. Here's a few worth taking a look at: FIFA Soccer 13 (Xbox 360 and PS3) — $39.99, down from $59.99 Pokemon Black and White 2 — $14.99, down from $34.99 Paper Mario: Sticker Star — $19.99, down from $39.99 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Xbox 360 and PS3) — $39.99, down from $59.99 Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360 and PS3) — $29.99, down from $59.99 Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Wii) — $11.99, down from $39.99 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword...
By Samit Sarkar on Jan 30, 2013 01.30.13
The full set of Havok middleware tools is now available to Wii U developers with today's release of the Havok Vision Engine on the platform, the company announced. Havok released free binaries of its physics and animation tools on Wii U last March. Wii U developers can now also purchase source licenses for Havok's variety of middleware — Havok Physics, Animation, AI, Behavior, Destruction, Cloth, Script and Vision. "We have shared a long-term partnership with Nintendo and are pleased to offer licensing of our entire product suite for Wii U developers worldwide," said Brian Waddle, Havok's vice president of sales and marketing, in a press release announcing the availability. Existing Havok-powered Wii U games include Assassin's Creed 3, Darksiders 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
By Dave Tach on Jan 23, 2013 01.23.13
The assets for Vigil Games, developers of the Darksiders series, were not sold at auction today and Vigil employees jobs have ended as the studio's fate remains part of THQ's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, according to a letter from THQ CEO Brian Farrell. "Some assets, including our publishing businesses and Vigil, along with some other intellectual properties are not included in the sale agreements," Farrell wrote in a letter to all THQ employees provided to Polygon by a former employee. "They will remain part of the Chapter 11 case. We will make every effort to find appropriate buyers, if possible." Farrell sent the letter today as an auction took place in which THQ's games were sold title by title, but Vigil and its assets apparently failed to find a purchaser. "If you are an...
By Dave Tach on Jan 02, 2013 01.02.13
The editors at Amazon Games have assembled their "Best of 2012 in Gaming" list, which includes 20 games (many of which are discounted), according to the recently published list. Amazon Games' editors used their judgment as well as user reviews "to ensure our choices were in line with the opinions of our customers." The games and their current prices on Amazon include: Journey Collector's Edition. $46.99 PlayStation 3. Borderlands 2. $49.99 Xbox 360, $45 PlayStation 3, and $29.99 PC download. XCOM: Enemy Unknown. $50.41 Xbox 360, $45 PlayStation 3, $24.99 PC download. Dishonored. $39.99 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Mass Effect 3. $20.99 Xbox 360, $21.19 PlayStation 3, $14.99 PC download. The Walking Dead. $47.45 Xbox 360, $29.99 PlayStation 3, $24.99 PC download....
By Samit Sarkar on Dec 03, 2012 12.03.12
The Demon Lord Belial, the third downloadable content pack for Darksiders 2, launches in North America tomorrow, Dec. 4, on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, developer Vigil Games announced today. It will be available for 800 Microsoft Points ($10) on Xbox Live Marketplace, and $9.99 on PlayStation Network and PC. Players who purchased the Darksiders 2 season pass will receive the add-on at no additional cost. The Demon Lord Belial launches worldwide tomorrow except on PlayStation 3 in Europe, where it will be available on Wednesday, Dec. 5. A release date for the content on Wii U has not yet been announced, but a THQ spokesman told Polygon in September that Darksiders 2 DLC will be sold through the console's eShop at some point. We've reached out to the company to ask about the game's...
By Samit Sarkar on Nov 26, 2012 11.26.12
GameStop is offering numerous discounts on video game hardware and software for Cyber Monday, including titles like the PC download version of Darksiders 2, Journey Collector's Edition and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition. Some of the deals are only available online, but others are valid on the retailer's website and in-store. We've included a few highlights for you here: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition: $9.99 (Xbox 360, online only) Journey Collector's Edition: $14.99 (online only) Darksiders 2: $16.99 (PC download) Max Payne 3: $19.99 NBA 2K13: $49.99 buy a Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL, get a $25 gift card (online only) Xbox 360 Limited Edition Star Wars bundle: $349.99 The full list of discounts is available here.