Darksiders 2 will NOT further continue the adventures of War according to THQ executive vice president Danny Bilson.
Instead, the game will feature a story that will run parallel to the story of the original Darksiders game, but from an entirely different perspective, likely that of another Horseman of the Apocalypse.
“There’s only one apocalypse – I couldn’t very well have four different apocalypses, one for each rider,” he said. “It has some new mechanics and some very robust features that differentiate it a lot and grow it from the first game because you have to build on the first one, you can’t repeat it. I think that’s very important in franchise-building.”
Darksiders 2 was announced during E3 2010 by THQ when the publisher saw how well the game had been received, it went on to sell twice as many copies as Red Faction: Guerrilla as well as high critical reviews and even higher user ratings.
The game is scheduled for release in 2012.