Darksiders II confirmed for Wii U

It's due to arrive next year. 

THQ has confirmed that the next instalment in the Darksiders series will get a release for the Wii U.

This doesn't come as a big surprise as the game popped up in Nintendo's E3 conference earlier today.

But now THQ has issued a proper press release, stating that the Wii U version of Darksiders II will be out "in calendar 2012".

You can expect it to "take advantage of Nintendo's innovative new hardware with implemented functionality for the revolutionary controller", it says here. There are no details as to what that actually means, unfortunately.

But we do know that Darksiders II follows the exploits of DEATH (their capitals - because plain old "Death" just doesn't have enough impact), "one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse" (not to be confused with DEATH, one of the four former members of Scooch).

He is on a mission to redeem his brother WAR, who you may remember from the previous Darksiders game, and of course European history 1939 - 1945.

Darksiders II is also coming to PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 next year. But we knew that.

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