Darksiders 2 releases June 26, pre-order bonuses announced

Darksiders 2 will be arriving on June 26th, and will come will requisite retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses.

THQ had announced a June release window for Darksiders 2. Now, it's revealed a specific date: June 26th for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. As expected, Darksiders 2 will have a variety of retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses. GameStop, for example, will offer the "Death Rides" pack (pictured above), which features multiple "exclusive" side-quests across the Maker's Realm and Dead Plains adding up to two hours of gameplay content. Best Buy will offer the "Angel of Death" pack, which will give you enhanced armor with an angel-inspired design. You'll also get a pair of matching scythes and an outfit for your companion crow, Dust. Amazon will offer the "Deadly Despair" pack which adds a speed boost for Despair, Death's horse. This is a permanent increase, meaning you'll be able to play through the game quicker than others.

Deadly Despair DLC for Darksiders 2

So which pre-order incentive will you choose? More "exclusive" content or the ability to play through the game faster?

Andrew Yoon was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    February 14, 2012 10:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Darksiders 2 releases June 26, pre-order bonuses announced.

    Darksiders 2 will be arriving on June 26th, and will come will requisite retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses.

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      February 14, 2012 10:34 AM

      Whoa, better not be rushed D:

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      February 14, 2012 11:01 AM

      Bah, stupid pre-order BS.

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        February 14, 2012 11:02 AM

        Also, I might just wait for the Wii-U version if this stuff gets packed in there.

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      February 14, 2012 11:04 AM

      The pre-order bonus has been confirmed to be Mass Effect 3 DLC

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      February 14, 2012 11:09 AM

      I believe I have an extra copy of the first Darksiders if anyone wants it. It should activate through Steam.

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      February 14, 2012 3:31 PM

      Man I'm really starting to get tired of this stupid exclusive preorder content.
      Do i want the 2hrs of extra quest? Sure i do, but do i want to preorder it from gamestop? hell no!!!

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        February 14, 2012 6:32 PM

        THQ is usually nice in that they offer pre-order DLC after release for a small fee, at least that's what happened with Retribution and Space Marine. Hopefully the same thing happens this time, it would suck to miss out on two hours of content.

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      February 14, 2012 6:33 PM

      This will earn them a bunch more numbers to add in the pirated copies count, because the pirated version in cases like this one always have ALL the preorder DLC.

      Putting some cosmetic things, or a boost for lets say, the first half an hour or the first hour, its ok. But including 2 hours of gameplay in a dlc, its just dumb.

      If the Steam version doesn't get the 2 hour gameplay or all the DLCs... i think ill pass on the game till they release all the dlcs to all the people, regardless on where the game was bought.

      And yea... i'll probably wont be able to wait without playing it till they release the DLCs for all, and i'll probably end up amongst the people that pirate it, and when they are released i'll buy the game, but not sooner, like i had planed before this dumb dlc news.

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        February 14, 2012 7:01 PM

        If THQ handles it like they did with Saints Row the Third and Space Marine they will release the exclusive DLC 3 months later for purchase.

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          February 14, 2012 7:22 PM

          I hope they do, and sell them with a simbolic price of 1$ like the warhammer wargear, but the game itself was priced lower, than the full price that time.
          And again, those DLCs weren't 2 hours of gameplay.

          I dont mind small things as preorder DLC if its done in the right way (the warhammer example is a good one), but 2 hours of gameplay is too much.

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      February 14, 2012 11:42 PM

      God dammit,. just give me the whole fucking game in the box/digital download.


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      February 15, 2012 2:56 PM

      Can I just buy a CE with all of it...

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