In the game, players took on the role of War, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, who had been wrongfully accused of bringing about the end of the world. Joe Mad served as the creative director on the game, and his style was clearly evident in the look of Darksiders. The game was both a critical and commercial success, garnering great reviews and selling over one million copies.
This August, Darksiders II will be arriving, and this time around, Death is the lead character. The storyline will take place around the same time as the original game, and will see Death investigating who is behind the conspiracy to frame War for brining on the apocalypse.
Fans eagerly awaiting Darksiders® II can get an exclusive Darksiders prequel comic from Dark Horse Comics when they preorder the Best Buy exclusive Darksiders II: Angel of Death edition for Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3!
With a stunning cover from game creator Joe Madureira, this Best Buy exclusive print issue takes place before the events of Darksiders II, as Death travels to Earth to hunt down and confront a rogue demon!
Written by Andrew Kreisberg (Batman Confidential, Green Arrow and Black Canary, FOX’s Fringe) and drawn by Roger Robinson (Batman: Arkham City,Azrael), Darksiders II: Death’s Door reveals essential secrets from the world of the upcoming game!
You can preorder your copy of Darksiders II today, and you can see a video (via IGN) about the game in the player below.
Editor's Note: For those who have kept their old episodes of Secret Identity, issue #202 featured and interview with Joe Mad about the original Darksiders game.