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THQ quiet on possible Darksiders 2 release date delay

"We're not going to ship it before it's done."

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.

Is there a chance for a delay? "We haven't announced anything," Bilson replied, "but the team is working really, really hard. We're not going to ship it before it's done."

He added: "Darksiders II is looking really, really good. It's a huge game. It looks like… I don't want to give the exact amount of hours of gameplay… but it's a very, very lengthy and involved campaign. We're going to give that team everything they need to make it as good as it can be."

Eurogamer has heard from a source close to the project that developer Vigil has requested more time to work on the action adventure. THQ declined to comment on this.

Darksiders 2 developer Vigil recently suffered a number of layoffs, and the rejigging of its Warhammer 40k MMO Dark Millennium Online into a single-player/multiplayer game with community features.

THQ's financial difficulties are well documented. Earlier this year, THQ announced it was looking for an external partner to help see the original MMO concept through. It failed to find one.

Off the back of heavy quarterly losses, due in part to dismal sales of its uDraw peripheral, it recently announced wide-ranging redundancies and restructuring, with Farrell taking a 50 per cent pay cut.

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