Earlier today we reported on a rumour that Crytek USA may be interested in buying the Darksiders IP, as it's one of the franchises that's been left unclaimed in the sale of THQ's assets. That's a pity, as despite the odd frustrating section Darksiders II was a thoroughly decent action adventure title.

In what seems to be a legacy of its status as a franchise in limbo, a message has been posted on the European Wii U eShop advising that the title will no longer be available to purchase after 31st March; if you already own it and need to re-download, you'll still be able to do so after this date. Typically when titles have disappeared from the Wii Shop in the past, for example, it's been due to licensing or legal issues. No details have been provided by Nintendo, so it's unclear whether this was a Nintendo decision or something enforced externally.

At the time of writing there's no similar message in the North American eShop, but we'll keep an eye out for any updates. If you are in Europe and fancy having Darksiders II sitting safely on your hard drive, you'll need to take the plunge this weekend.