Retailers offer free games with Darksiders PC pre-order

Though you may lack the alchemical expertise to do so under normal circumstances, folks who are planning on picking up the PC version of Darksiders when it comes out this Thursday can turn their one-game purchase into a two-game purchase. (Ooh! Aah!) This opportunity comes from a handful of digital retailers, who are offering complimentary THQ games along with pre-orders for the apocalyptic action-adventure title.

These retailers include Steam, which gives pre-orderers a digital copy of Titan Quest Gold Edition; Direct2Drive, which is handing out Red Faction: Guerrilla and Gametap, which is offering a free copy of Company of Heroes with each pre-order. Sure beats the Hell out of a keychain or scented sticker set, doesn't it?
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AGOURA HILLS, Calif. September 20, 2010 -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today unveiled a number of planned digital distribution methods for its critically acclaimed action-adventure title Darksiders for Windows PC.

In addition to purchasing the game through traditional retail outlets, gamers can opt to get their copy of Darksiders for the Window PC from 12.01am EST on the 23rd September through a variety of Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) partners. Users who pre-order Darksiders PC from Steam will receive a digital copy of Titan Quest Gold Edition for free, pre-ordering from Direct 2 Drive will earn gamers a free copy of Red Faction Guerrilla™ for PC and Gametap, is offering a free copy of Company of Heroes with each pre-order.

Released earlier this year for the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Sony PlayStation 3, Darksiders will be available for PC gamers to enjoy in all of its apocalyptic glory on 23rd September. Developed by THQ's in-house studio Vigil Games, this version of the game has been meticulously crafted to deliver the same great art style and dynamic game play of the console version, combined with reworked controls to take advantage of the keyboard and mouse.

Travis Plane, Vice President of Global Brand Management commented, "THQ is dedicated to delivering great product to the PC gaming audience so Vigil Games has pulled out all the stops to make this title every bit as satisfying as its console counterpart. We hope the PC audience enjoys battling the forces of heaven and hell in this great game."
About Darksiders

Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of mankind, WAR – the first Horseman of the Apocalypse – must return to Earth to search for the truth and punish those responsible. War must take on the forces of Heaven and Hell, forge uneasy alliances with the very demons he hunts, and journey across the ravaged remains of the Earth on his quest for vengeance. Players harness the apocalyptic power of War, combining brutal attacks and supernatural abilities to decimate enemies who stand in his way. With an extreme arsenal of weapons, War blazes a trail of destruction, and emerges even more deadly atop Ruin, War's fiery phantom steed. Darksiders is also available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. For more information, please visit

This article was originally published on Joystiq.