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Darsiders II Delayed till August

Darksiders II is now scheduled to release globally in August 2012, rather than June as previously announced.

The official announcement added that, “this is great news for the team at Vigil, because it allows additional time for polish and to ensure that all aspects of Darksiders II meet the high-quality bar the team is targeting. In game development, more time is always a good thing for quality and the Vigil team is dedicated to providing the definitive Darksiders experience.”

Source: PRess Release

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[PS3 Review] Saints Row: The Third

Saints Row has always been one of those franchises where each successive title is more over-the-top than the next, and Saints Row: The Third is no different. In fact, this title takes the ridiculousness to a much higher level than the jump from 1 to 2. It may have been a few months since the game originally released in November, but a hundredth opinion doesn’t hurt, right? With the amount of hype and attention THQ built up for this game, does the title fall short, or does it meet or exceed the expectations?

Back in the prime of the Grand Theft Auto series, open world, sandbox titles (at least as far as action/crime-themed ones go) were referred to as “GTA Clones.” Although this is more of a sensationalist monicker, I’d say this is also the title that would best fit it. It’s not inherently bad, though. Saints Row has a habit of taking things that worked right in GTA games, gave it their own personal touch, and then took them to a higher level. Look at the vehicle customization, for instance. Not a whole lot has changed as far as the Saints Row universe is concerned, but what did GTA have after San Andreas? Nothing.

Anyway, I won’t delve deeper into the comparisons between the two, because that’s not what this is about. Here’s where the review truly begins.

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Darksiders II Collector’s Edition

THQ announced a $99.99 Collector’s Edition of their upcoming action adventure sequel: Darksiders II. In this second installment, you will be taking control of Death, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Here is what you get with the CE:

- Darksiders II Limited Edition, which includes a voucher to download Argul’s Tomb DLC
– Life-sized replica Death mask, with stand
– Darksiders II Art book.
– Digital Soundtrack
– Exclusive Shadow of Death pack

Darksider II is scheduled for release on June 26th 2012.

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WWE WrestleFest Coming Soon to PSN

For those who are big into wrestling games, namely the arcade variety, THQ has recently released WWE WrestleFest on iPad/iPhone. It is based on the old 1991 arcade game ‘WWF WreslteFest’ but updated with the WWE Superstars of today (as well as legends; there are about 30 superstars in all) and crisper, cleaner graphics.

As for the rest of us, THQ will be releasing the game later on PSN (as well as XBLA and Android). As to when exactly, there is no set date. We’ll have more information as soon as it becomes available (including whether or not it will only be on PS3, or Vita as well). Check below the jump for a trailer of the iPad/iPhone version to get an idea of what the game entails.

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