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Darksiders 2 is a Wii U launch title, developer claims

Vigil promises unique features for Nintendo version.

Forthcoming THQ sequel Darksiders 2 is a Wii U launch title, developer Vigil has revealed.

Speaking in an interview with DigitalSpy, lead designer Hayden Dalton announced the game will be available on Wii U from "day one".

What's more, it'll boast a number of features unique to Nintendo's new home console.

"It's basically the core game, but then with added abilities to do certain things that you can't do on the other consoles," he explained.

"One of the things that we did, when we were originally going to show it off [at E3 2011], was that you could equip stuff directly. So, for instance, I could be running along and I could click on another piece and I could put it on as I'm running through the game.

"That's huge. It's not breaking up the game in a way, I'm not going into a menu and assigning it, I'm literally just tapping as I'm playing.

"We're not basically heavily changing the core game to support the control system, but the control system will be an enhancement of the core game."

PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 gamers get the sequel to the acclaimed 2010 original on 29th June. Nintendo hasn't confirmed a Wii U release date yet, but the system is expected on shelves before the end of the year.

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