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Darksiders II confirmed as Wii U launch title

Upcoming THQ sequel Darksiders II is a Wii U launch title, developer Vigil has revealed.

Speaking to DigitalSpy, lead designer Hayden Dalton announced the action-adventure game will be available on Nintendo's Wii U console on "day one".

Furthermore, the Wii U version of Darksiders II has a small side team dedicated to ensuring the game utilizes the Wii U's unique tablet controller.

"That's been very interesting to see what those guys are doing, and they're making efforts to make sure we do use it in more than a slapdash way," Dalton said.  "It's basically the core game, but then with added abilities to do certain things that you can't do on the other consoles."

"One of the things that we did, when we were originally going to show it off, was that you could equip stuff directly. So, for instance, I could be running along and I could click on another piece and I could put it on as I'm running through the game," he explained.

"That's huge, it's not breaking up the game in a way, I'm not going into a menu and assigning it, I'm literally just tapping as I'm playing.  We're not basically heavily changing the core game to support the control system, but the control system will be an enhancement of the core game."

Darksiders II will be available on June 26th in North America for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.  Nintendo hasn't confirmed a Wii U release date yet, but the system is expected to release before the end of the year.

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