Darksiders 2: Definitive Edition headed to PlayStation 4

A current-gen version of Darksiders 2 is reportedly in the works.


The “remastered” train continues to chug along for current-generation consoles as Nordic Games has confirmed with GameSpot a definitive version of Darksiders 2 is currently in development for the PlayStation 4.

The confirmation comes just a days after Amazon accidentally listed the game on its marketplace, but pulled the listing a few hours later. A Nordic Games representative has since confirmed its existence by saying “the authenticity of the listing is unquestionable,” although the studio is not yet ready to discuss the upcoming project.

As of now, there’s no word as to whether or not there will be an Xbox One version of Darksiders 2, although I can’t see why Nordic Games would withhold the game from Microsoft’s console considering the original release was published across multiple platforms.

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    February 16, 2015 8:25 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Darksiders 2: Definitive Edition headed to PlayStation 4

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      February 16, 2015 9:47 AM

      I'm excited, though I'd prefer a 'Darksiders Redux', with 1 & 2, though I can imagine why that would be difficult if not impossible. Been wanting to replay Darksiders 2, and 1.

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        February 16, 2015 9:54 AM

        Wait, I was thinking 1 & 2 were published by different publishers, but weren't they both published by THQ? So if we can get DS2 for ps4, why not give us DS1 & DS2???

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          February 16, 2015 3:36 PM

          I thought the same thing. Maybe whoever is publishing Darksiders 2 only wants that game for now?

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      February 16, 2015 10:52 AM

      Remember the days when your paid for games worked on your new consoles. Now they want you to pay for all your old shit all over again...and guess what. We are BUYING IT!
      Shit is hilarious.
      You know what, I'm good. I have parts 1 and 2 on 360 and its still connected and I can still play it. I might need to fire it back up since it looks like The Order can be beaten in an evening. I need a game with substance.

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        February 16, 2015 11:17 AM

        Nintendo cares. The Wii U and 3DS both play previous gen games.

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          February 16, 2015 11:44 AM

          Yup. You are 100% correct. Thats why I love them so.

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          February 16, 2015 3:48 PM

          They've also been cashing in on that HD remake trend.

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      February 16, 2015 11:04 AM

      Cool, one of my favorite series I can not wait for #3, 2 was a amazing game.

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      February 16, 2015 12:39 PM

      This sounds pretty cool, though I'm not really a fan of the second game. It feels like the victim of feature creep.

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        February 16, 2015 2:22 PM

        What exactly is 'feature creep'?

        While I liked and very much enjoyed the first Darksiders,#2 improved on the first game in every possible way.

        That being said,a re-release is nothing more than a cash grab to gauge interest in a third game.While I won't by the re-release,I do hope it sells well because I would very much like to see a #3 greenlit.

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          February 17, 2015 2:47 PM

          The edition of elements that really aren't part of the core game. DS2 tried so hard to stretch what they'd done with the first game, but a lot of it comes off as unfinished filler.

          At it's core DS was combat, exploration, and light puzzling. DS2 doesn't make any of that better. Instead they loaded up on RPG elements so now you have to play a game of spread sheets. Constantly looking at generic items and comparing numbers isn't fun. It isn't even a design element that enhances the kind of game that DS is. The other thing they did was make the world much much bigger, but most of it is just empty and lifeless. There's not really anything to do or discover in it. So you really just roam past it to the next objective. The added focus on a larger world and stacking an RPG veneer on the game weaken DS2 as a whole. It'd had been a far greater game if they didn't bother with item stats, and focused on making the world much more interesting and detailed. Built better boss encounters, while truly refining the combat. Instead you get a back of the box quote that tells you "The entire first game fits in one zone!"

          The first title certainly isn't perfect, but I never felt like I was wasting nearly as much time as I did with the second game. Something I thought was really cool about DS2 were finding the hidden optional bosses, but they are so few and far between I almost forget they're there. Also the pay off for beating them is so much less grand because the weapons and items they drop are quickly surpassed by the luck of the draw random loot system in the game.

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