DarkSiders: Wrath of War Preview

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Darksiders: Wrath of War is set in a Post-Apocalyptic demon-ravaged world where evil forces have prematurely brought about the end of the time.  Originally sent to oversee the destruction of Earth, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have been betrayed by their master, stripped of their powers and cast down to Earth.  Players take on the role of WAR – the first of the Four Horsemen – as he embarks on a brutal quest of vengeance and revenge against the forces that betrayed him with the help of his phantom steed RUIN.  The first title from new THQ studio Vigil Games, Darksiders: Wrath of War features open-world exploration, a deep combat system and a huge arsenal of modern and mythical weapons.

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Features

Godlike Power: Combine the brutal attacks, supernatural abilities and seamless traversal – delivering epic combat and adventure in an immersive demon ravaged world.

Open World Exploration: Discover hidden secrets as you explore the vast terrain of a ruined Overworld, and ward off relentless enemies as you battle through the demonic dungeons of the Underworld.

Extreme Arsenal of Weapons: Unleash WAR’s fury with an expansive arsenal of fantasy and modern weapons, and use virtually anything within your environment as a weapon (lamp posts, cars, buses).

Choose your Character’s Progression: Increase or unlock new abilities – customized to your gameplay style. Build up WAR’s Wrath Powers and unleash them in spectacular attacks – or collect Soul Cores to increase or unlock new abilities.

Horseman of the Apocalypse: Gain the services of RUIN, WAR’s phantom steed – blazing a trail through enemies across devastated environments.

Graphic Novel Art Style: Joe Madureira’s unique visual art style and original storyline (Comic Book Bio – X-men, Battle Chasers, The Ultimates)

Cinematic Gameplay Experience: Harnessing the power of next-generation console systems, Darksiders will immerse players in a rich cinematic gameplay experience – featuring next gen graphics, detailed special effects, cinematic lighting and an epic musical score that complements the in-game action.

Game details courtesy of publisher and developer THQ/VIRGIL

Video courtesy of Gametrailers.com

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