Wii U's Darksiders 2 features off-screen play, included DLC

Darksiders 2 Wii U bonus content detailed
Darksiders 2's Wii U release, which will be out on the console's November 18 launch day, supports the full range of control options. You can play on your TV with the GamePad used to access your inventory and special abilities; you can play directly on the GamePad's screen, leaving the TV free for things that don't have skull faces; or you can use the Pro Controller and get an experience similar to that on other consoles.

Other perks of the Wii U version include built-in DLC, including Argul's Tomb, and the "Death Rides," "Angel of Death & Shadow of Death," and "Deadly Despair" packs, which bestow extra quests, items, armor, and ... horse speed.%Gallery-166856%
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Product Description
Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen, embarks on a quest to undo Armageddon.

Along the way, Death discovers that there are far worse things than an earthly Apocalypse, and that an ancient grudge may threaten all of Creation.

Become the terrifying force which everything fears but nothing can escape. Death Lives, in Darksiders II.

Additional Content for the Wii U
The WiiU version of Darksiders II includes a selection of Bonus Content not included on the disc for the other formats. This includes:

• Argul's Tomb – The game's first downloadable content pack featuring a unique area, three new dungeons and new weapons and armor to collect.

• Death Rides Pack – Three new side-quests for the Darksiders II campaign.

• Angel of Death & Shadow of Death packs – New legendary armor and weapon choices for the player early in the game.

• Deadly Despair Pack – Upgraded horse speed boost.

• Additional unique legendary weapon and armor sets for the player to use from the start of the game.
Key Features
• Play Death – Become the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen, able to destroy entire worlds and battle forces beyond Heaven or Hell.
• Epic Universe – Unlike anything the player has seen before, delivered in the unique style of Joe Mad.

• Player Choice & Customization – Thousands of weapon and armor items, three diverse specialisations, along with customizable Harbinger & Necromancer Skill Trees allow players to create their own Death.

• Replay-ability – Side quests, vast open world, endless equipment combinations, Skill Tree customization and leveling system offer compelling reasons to play through Darksiders II again and again.

• Traversal – Death is a nimble and agile character capable of incredible acrobatic feats allowing the player to explore the world like never before.

• Unique Wii U™ GamePad Functionality – Play Darksiders II like never before using the Wii U GamePad screen to instantly access inventory and abilities.

• Different Ways to Play – Play Darksiders II on your TV, just on the Wii U GamePad, or with the Wii U Pro Controller.

Product Specifications

Publisher: THQ
Developer: Vigil Games
Category: Action / Adventure
Release: 11/18/2012
Platforms: WiiU

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.