News: Extras Confirmed for Wii U Version of Darksiders II

THQ’s well-received Darksiders II launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 late last month, with the Wii U version set to launch alongside the system, in North America at least, in November (its European release date has yet to be finalised).

If you’ve been holding out patiently to play the game on a Nintendo platform, however, THQ has confirmed that the Wii U version of the game will indeed include extra content and features – including two paid-for DLC packs available on-disc. Here’s a full list of bonus features available to those that opt into the Wii U version:

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

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

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

Deadly Despair Pack – Upgraded horse speed boost.

Additional unique legendary weapon and armour sets – for the player to use from the start of the game.

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.

And, of course, all of the features from other formats’ versions are returning – here are a few highlights:

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 & Customisation – Thousands of weapon and armour items, three diverse specialisations along with customisable Harbinger & Necromancer Skill Trees allow players to create their own Death.

Replay-ability – Side-quests, vast open world, endless equipment combinations, Skill Tree customisation and levelling 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.

If you’ve been holding out for the Wii U version of Darksiders II, are you pleased with the extra control options and on-disc DLC?

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