UPDATE 4/5/16: Three more games have been added to the already-generous Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle.
UPDATE 27/5/15 8.55am: For those left in any doubt by the earlier Amazon leak, the retailer has now updated its listing for the still-unannounced Darksiders 2 re-release.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Darksiders 2 will be free for Xbox Live Gold members next month on Xbox 360, Microsoft has announced.
Nordic is bringing Vigil's action game Darksiders 2 back to Wii U via the European eShop.
UPDATE: Nordic Games has commented on the Darksiders and Red Faction collections.
The new owner of the Darksiders IP is keen to speak with the series' creators about making Darksiders 3.
The second THQ auction has concluded with surprising results. We found out earlier today that Gearbox acquired the rights to Homeworld, but that's not the only jaw-dropping revelation. Vigil's beloved armageddon themed action/adventure series Darksiders was sold to Nordic Games, publisher of Alan Wake on PC, The Book of Unwritten Tales, and the later Painkiller titles.
Crytek has confirmed it will make a bid for the Darksiders IP when it comes up at auction on 1st April.
Many former Vigil employees are housed at Crytek USA now. Vigil, remember, was the studio that created Darksiders.
Tweeted Crytek USA boss David Adams: "Going to bid on Darksiders IP. Put 7 years of heart and soul into that franchise, and I think it belongs at home with its creators."
THQ will start taking bids for its remaining IP from 1st April at a court-supervised auction.
Update: Crytek CEO, Cevat Yerli confirmed in a Gamasutra interview that Crytek is not intending to purchase the Darksiders IP.
Update #4: Does IP changing hands equal upheaval? Does upheaval equal game delay? Obsidian's South Park: Stick of Truth was due in March. Is it still? "It's too soon to say," Ubisoft told me this afternoon. "We'll have more details to share about plans for specific games soon."
Darksiders 2 's third DLC, The Demon Lord Belial expansion, is due tomorrow on Xbox Live and PC worldwide, while the PS3 version hits North America on 4th December and Europe the following day. It will cost 800 Microsoft Points or $10. Unless you already have a season pass, then it's included.
Darksiders 2's second DLC pack, the Abyssal Forge, is coming to Xbox Live and PC on 30th October, while the PSN version hits the following day in Europe. It will cost 800 MS Points / £6.80 / $9.99.
THQ has teased new Darksiders 2 downloadable content with an image and the tagline: "A new adventure awaits Death!"
Darksiders 2's Argul's Tomb DLC comes out next Tuesday, 25th September on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
Pork bun-munching Hong Kong adventure Sleeping Dogs has seen off THQ challenger Darksiders 2 to remain top of the UK all-format chart.
Skeletal hack-and-slash Darksiders 2 will offer a number of modes to keep players interested after completing the main campaign.
Darksiders 2 will reward players who've played the its predecessor by rewarding them with extra equipment, publisher THQ has announced.
Bone up on your Darksiders 2 knowledge with a new trailer for the game, freshly unleashed by publisher THQ.
The footage is described as "all-gameplay", and is certainly all in-engine. It includes beautiful angels, ugly demons and a cool looking horse.
There's a few glimpses at combat, in which Death unsurprisingly excels, as he/it takes down winged beasties and mean-looking skeletons.
THQ's recovery received a boost today after the US company regained compliance with the NASDAQ stock market.
Digital shop Green Man Gaming is now selling boxed PC and console games.
THQ is offering a complementary Darksiders 2 season pass to those who pre-order the game from its official store.
Incoming THQ president Jason Rubin has reinforced the publisher's commitment to the Darksiders franchise following erroneous reports earlier this week that he had little enthusiasm for the series.
Last month THQ delayed promising action game Darksiders 2 to August 2012 - a decision that disappointed some eager fans.
The graphics of the Wii U version of Darksiders 2 are "at least as good" as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions', developer Vigil has said.
THQ has delayed South Park: The Game to the fourth quarter of its 2013 financial year.
The global Darksiders 2 release date has been delayed to August, allowing "additional time for polish and bug fixing", publisher THQ has announced.
Vigil Games' hack-and-slash sequel had been scheduled for a UK launch on 29th June.
THQ announced the delay on the official Darksiders 2 forums, following weeks of speculation that the date may slip.
THQ lost money and cut 240 jobs back in February. Things didn't look good.
THQ is unable to confirm that Darksiders 2 will launch on its already announced release date.
In February THQ announced a 29th June release date for the game on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is intended to be a Wii U launch title, too.
But a possible delay was mooted after THQ's game boss Danny Bilson was unable to confirm its current release date when pressed by Ripten.
Nintendo has responded to recent reports about the power of the Wii U.
Developers have indicated that the Wii U isn't as powerful in graphics terms as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
The Wii U hardware is "on par" with the current generation of consoles, one of the developers behind Wii U launch title Darksiders 2 has said.
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.
THQ has promised to upgrade, for free, all PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 pre-orders of Darksiders 2 to Limited Editions. There's no mention of the Wii U version.
Darksiders 2 launches on 29th June for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, THQ has announced.
Pre-order from GAME, Gamestation and Gamestop in Ireland and you'll get the Death Rides pack. This includes side-quests in the Maker's Realm and Dead Plains areas. Here, you can earn additional experience and loot. You get to aid an ancient Construct, battle The Bloodless and retrieve Karn's lost treasure. THQ said today the content amounts to around two hours of gameplay.
Pre-order with Amazon.co.uk and you get the Deadly Despair pack. This gives you a speed boost for Despair that acts as a permanent perk.
A troubled THQ will imminently announce 170 layoffs, according to a new report.
Independent industry suit Kevin Dent claimed to have been sitting on the news "for a week or so". His Twitter conversation with THQ's vice president of technology Mark DeLoura suggests this is for real.
"This is probably going to break in the morning, I have sat on it for a week or so. The culling at THQ was 170+ souls including Mark DeLoura," broadcast Kevin Dent, directing the message at DeLoura.
The Darksiders series is to get a scene-setting novel tie-in, THQ has announced.
Written by fantasy veteran Ari Marmell and published by Random House's Del Rey imprint, Darksiders: The Abomination Vault is set thousands of years before the events of the first game in the franchise.
The book follows twin Horsemen Death and War as they attempt to scupper a mysterious plot to resurrect powerful ancient weapons and trigger a devastating conflict.
Undermined publisher THQ has publicly recommitted to developing a host of core games - some of them years away.
THQ has denied cancelling its 2014 line-up of games - but the future of ambitious Warhammer 40,000 MMO Dark Millennium Online is less certain.
The publisher responded to a gloomy rumour spread on Twitter by video game executive Kevin Dent. He heard that the Warhammer 40,000 MMO and the THQ 2014 line-up had been cancelled. Dent had also heard THQ was "offering" itself for sale to Asian companies.
THQ's response, via a statement offered to VG247, read: "THQ has not cancelled its 2014 line-up, and has not made any decisions regarding the planned MMO.
Darksiders 2 launches in summer 2012, THQ has confirmed.
Sony's PlayStation 3 has been described as a "pain in the ass" to make games for - nearly five years after its launch.
Wii U launch title Darksiders II will probably look exactly like the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions irrespective of the Nintendo console's horsepower, developer Vigil has said.
A whopping great big list of THQ games will be at the Eurogamer Expo in London this September.
The third-party game footage shown during Nintendo's E3 press conference this week to demonstrate Wii U was taken from PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 code – but at least one game is already up and running on the new console.
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".
Death takes over from War as the lead character in the forthcoming Darksiders 2, publisher THQ has announced.
The sequel's story will run parallel with that of the acclaimed 2010 adventure, and sees Death embark on a quest to redeem his brother – the aforementioned War – and save mankind.
According to THQ's announcement, on his way he'll discover that an ancient grudge may represent an even greater threat to the future of the human race.
Beefy apocalyptic equestrian War will not be returning for Darksiders 2, at least not as the primary character, publisher THQ has confirmed.
Good news for Darksiders fans: publisher THQ has confirmed a sequel is in development. Bad news for Darksiders fans: it wont be out until 2012 at the earliest.