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Moving from a firm launch date of June 26th, THQ’s Darksider’s II has just been pushed back to a “August 2012” release date.

THQ states the push back is purely for the development team, as they wanted to polish up the game and make sure that it meets their high expectations.

Just a week before THQ EVP Danny Bilson in an interview had said that there was no firm launch date for Darksiders II, so rumours are now put to rest showing his claim to have substance.

Keep reading for a quick Q&A with the the team:

Questions & Answers:

Q.) When will the game be available in North America?
A.) Darksiders II is scheduled to be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in August of 2012.  The release date will vary by region (as they did with a June release).  The exact street dates will be issued for each region in the days to come.
Q.) Has the date been pushed back to tie in with Nintendo’s WiiU™ launch?
A.) The date was shifted to ensure we meet the high quality threshold that we are committed to achieving.  It has nothing to do with any other platform releases.
Q.) Is Darksiders II being pushed back because of the recent layoffs at Vigil Games?
A.) No, the staffing changes at Vigil Games have not impacted the release date.
Q.) Is content going to be cut from the game?
A.) Definitely not! As we approached the game’s completion date, the team asked for more time to polish the huge amount of content included in this ambitious project.  We are all committed to making Darksiders II the highest-quality game possible and the additional time will allow the team to do just that.  The game content remains unchanged, as do our future DLC plans.
Q.) Are you truly pushing the date back to make Darksiders II a better game?
A.) Absolutely, that is the only goal fueling this decision.  Nothing is more important to us than quality and thankfully our company’s current operational position allows us to make the right choice for Darksiders II.
Q.) Aside from getting it later, will this affect my pre-order?
A.) Definitely not, everyone who has/does pre-order Darksiders II will receive the Limited Edition at release, along with any associated retail exclusive content.
Q.) Will the game definitely release in August or will it be delayed again?
A.) This small delay is to allow additional time for polish and bug fixing. As we’ve stated in numerous articles and videos, Darksiders II is substantially larger game than its predecessor and the ambition of this project requires extra time to polish to the high standards that Vigil Games and THQ are committed to.
Keep it locked at eTechTour and we’ll give you any other updates as they come!
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THQ has just announced that they will be releasing a collectors edition of its upcoming game Darksiders II and that all existing pre-orders will be upgraded to the new Limited Edition copy of the game.

The new Limited Edition of Darksiders II comes with an extra downloadable content “Argul’s Tomb,” as “the game’s first single-player downloadable content pack.” It also states that the Limited Edition voucher can be used “once [the DLC] becomes available,” implying that it may not be released on day-one.

The collector’s edition will include the newly announced Limited Edition plus some extra goodies like:

  • a replica life sized Death Mask
  • Unique in game armour and weapon set with enhanced skills
  • the official digital soundtrack
  • and a hardcover art book
All this can be had for $99 and will be available in the US, Canada and Europe.