Don't be fooled by the fancy-dancy nomenclature, when THQ says "Limited Edition," what it's actually saying is "pre-order bonus." All existing and future pre-orders for Darksiders 2 will be automatically upgraded to the Limited Edition version, which is just the standard version and a packed in DLC voucher.

THQ's press release describes the DLC in question, "Argul's Tomb," as "the game's first single-player downloadable content pack." It also states that the Limited Edition voucher can be used "once [the DLC] becomes available," implying that it may not be released on day-one.

Furthermore, a $99 pre-order-only Collector's Edition of the game has also been announced, which includes a DLC voucher, life-sized Death Mask with stand, exclusive in-game armor and scythe set with "enhanced stats," a "digital version" of the soundtrack, and a hardcover art book. We can't wait; this is exactly what we need to finish our Casey Jones costume.
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THQ ANNOUNCES DARKSIDERS II LIMITED EDITION FREE FOR ALL PRE-ORDERS

Premium Collector's Edition Also Available to Pre-Order


AGOURA HILLS, Calif. March 5, 2012 - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that all pre-orders of Darksiders® II on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC will receive a complimentary upgrade to the Limited Edition.

The Darksiders II Limited Edition will include the standard retail game along with a unique code allowing the purchaser the opportunity to download Argul's Tomb, the game's first single-player downloadable content pack,for free once it becomes available. All pre-orders of Darksiders II will receive the Limited Edition version of the game at no additional cost.

There will also be a Collector's Edition of the game launching on all three platforms. The Darksiders® II Collector's Edition will include The Limited Edition version of the game as well as a life-sized replica Death Mask with display stand, a unique Shadow of Death armor and scythe set with enhanced stats, a digital copy of the Darksiders II sound-track and a hard-cover Darksiders II art book. The Collector's Edition will be available in limited quantities as a pre-order item only and is anticipated to sell for around $99 USD.

The Darksiders II Collector's Edition will be available to pre-order in the U.S. and Canada from Gamestop, Amazon.com, Best Buy, Walmart.com, EB Games, the THQ.com store and other select retailers. European release details to follow.

Jim Huntley, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing commented: "The Darksiders II fans spoke and we listened; we are thrilled to be able to offer them a high quality Collector's Edition and to reward gamers who pre-order with a free upgrade to the Limited Edition."

Darksiders II follows the exploits of Death, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in an action-packed tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels Death through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother War, the horseman blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders.

For full information on pre-order bonuses available for Darksiders II check out the Pre-order tab on www.facebook.com/Darksiders.

Darksiders II is scheduled to be available for console and PC on June 26, 2012. For more information check www.Darksiders.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.