Back before E3 Reinhard Pollice, Business & Product Development Director and Executive Producer at Nordic Games, did something a bit unfashionable - he said the publisher was working on another Wii U release. His precise words were "I think Action Adventure fans will enjoy this a lot..."
In that article we joined a chorus of others in predicting it could be Darksiders, as the sequel (unsurprisingly called Darksiders II) had been an early release on Wii U and Nordic Games had recently released a remastered version of the second game on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Nordic Games has evidently been keen to get these titles - to which it acquired the rights - into the hands of as many gamers as possible.
It seems that the original is likely getting a re-release not only on Wii U, but also on PS4 and Xbox One. This is based on listings on GameFly that have now been taken down, which probably means some strong words were exchanged between that site and Nordic Games.
From a Wii U perspective it makes sense, in any case. Those that enjoyed the sequel may be tempted to try out the original on the system (with some arguing the first title is actually better) while it could match up well with promotions on the second game.
Would you be interested in playing Darksiders on Wii U?
Thanks to all that sent this in.
I'm playing Darksiders 2 on my Wii U right now, and my new monitor happens to have adjustable response time to sort of diffuse the current screen tearing the game is plagued with. Would be nice if they were able to patch the existing DS2 game on Wii U to fix some of the issues it has.
I'd get it. I preferred the first one to the second.
If the game is bundled with Darksiders II (with all issues fixed) then yeah I'd get it.
@Discostew sadly, the only "issue" is with the Wii U hardware itself.
Dark Siders 1 would be a welcome addition to my list of games
@gatorboi352 Not really, since the weaker hardware from last gen that the game released on was able to manage it.
Darksiders? Sweet! I've always wanted to play it, and now it looks like I may get the chance.
I'll definitely buy it. I enjoyed Darksiders II, haven't finished it, must get round to that but it's a great game, a little buggy but nothing unbearable. Have it on disc and also picked it up as part of the Humble Indie Bundle. Not sure if many know this but there was actually a Collectors Edition of Darksiders II on Wii U in Europe. Very rare and unfortunately was only released in Russia of all places.
I would prefer Darsiders 3 with the first game included in a bundle ... but ... I'll still buy it!!!
Depending on the price, I could be interested.
The first was vastly superior to the second one. In pretty much every way.
Cool! I enjoyed that game and would be willing to double dip in hopes that they will finish the story.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE oh, fancy wallpaper dude!
we're getting a piece by piece tour of your house on here Eh?
Hopefully it will be a polished game. I have been playing Darksiders 2 and it's a great game but really rough around the edges. Terrible framerate, a lot of screen tearing and it has crashed a half dozen times so far.
But the fact that i'm still playing it speaks of how good the game is.
@ULTRA-64 Unfortunately that's not my copy of the Collectors Edition or the fancy wallpaper. I hadn't been aware until a short while ago that there was such a CE on Wii U. I'd like to have bought it. Now, I'd imagine this would cost several hundred €'s maybe. There's no sign of it on Ebay, be it current listings or completed listings.
Of course! I've played it a bit on my PC after I've got it from an Humble Bundle, and it's an excellent game. I don't really like playing games on PC so I have not finished it. That is the only reason for why I have not bought Darksiders II.
@Discostew I never noticed any issues lol what even is screen tearing
Here's a walkthrough for anyone new to Darksiders:
Have fun and play the game for about 3 hours. Get to the boss, Tiamat. Lose over 50 times. Break your controller. Stop playing the game.
I loved the gameplay, art style, story, voice acting, and gamepad support on DS2. Let's just ignore the hideous regular crashing, and say it's in the top 3 third party games 'worthy' enough to be on a Ninty console- it feels like a Nintendo game (ahem... Zelda).
Give me a chance to buy DS1 on the Wii U and I'll skip the PS4 version.
Would be a great addition to my Wii U library, and I never played the original. Win-win for me if released.
@gatorboi352 a predictable response coming from you.
I'd be all over a DS1 remaster for the WiiU. Even with the screen-tearing, DS2 is really fun.
I would have finished the second one but I couldn't hear the voices of the characters for some reason. It was really buggy too 😳
@MadJay1664 Screen tearing is when the system finalizes the next frame in the middle of the display's refresh cycle, resulting in a tear because the display is showing both the old and new frames at the same time. Your display refreshes at fixed periods, such as 60 times per second (60hz). During the refresh periods, it updates the screen from left to right, top to bottom.
With VSync (video sync) on, the system waits until the display has finished a refresh cycle before changing the location the display is set to grab from to show. With VSync off, the system doesn't wait, and immediately changes this location, regardless of what point the refresh is at. This results in showing 2 (or more?) frames at the same time, with a dividing line between them. It's not a blur effect that has multiple frames laid over each other. In fast-action games where everything is moving or things happen quickly, this is extremely noticeable if VSync is off.
DS2 on the Wii U has VSync off, with no option to turn it on.
Oh my goodness, this is huge!
Wii U getting games still- and a classic 3rd party masterpiece at that?
People, buy this game and show support. People always say Nintendo fans do buy 3rd party? Prove it
There's basically nothing else out on wii u this year so if Nintendo gamers don't get behind this then Nordic may as well give up on Nintendo like everyone else.
Loved the game on ps3, so yea I would love to play this again on Wii U.
Will buy the crap out of this on Wii U despite having it on PSN already. I really hope this comes to be, and Nordic seem to be some stand up dudes so I'd say that it will. Also, Darksiders III NX hype.
I'll pass. I liked the 2nd for a few hours then got bored with it.
How is the first game better than the second game? I've only played the second game on the Wii U. I enjoyed it a lot.
I've already played the PC version but I enjoyed it enough that I would definitely double dip and grab the Wii U version too
I like both games but 2 is definitely better. Great news for people that didn't get to play it before. I guess for PS4 and Xbox one there will have to new features added so it will sell any. Besides the people that foolishly sold their old systems most ps3 and xbox 360 players had the opportunity to get the first game free ona few occasions.
I have Darksiders 2 on wii u and PS3. If the ps4 version goes on a flash sale I will pick that up as well.
I hope they are going to go ahead and make 3 and 4. I can't remember if there was supposed to ge a final fifth game or the fourth was going to be the last
Really recommend this for those who didn't play. I think the first one one was better in every ways, not that the second is bad, but the first is more solid as a concept and immersive with the characters.
As long as it's priced appropriately, I'd consider purchasing it.
I may buy it when it releases. Darksiders 2 is good
Fun game. I still have my PS3 copy, so I won't get a second. Worth playing for sure if you don't have it yet, though. It's a little silly, but that's okay.
maybe they can do a bit more than jsut port it. it really needs a higher frame rate. other 30fps games don't hurt my eyes as much as this does.
I played the second game on PC and I was loving the Zelda-style gameplay and the humour... and then I hit a game-breaking bug. Nightmare!
Darksiders III on NX? Then ok, I'll triple dip
If the port goes retail, I'd buy.
Yes, I have Darksiders II in Wii U and I love it. I want the first one too, please (retail, please).
I like 2. If the game isn't gonna cost me a boatload, I'll pick the first one up too:)
Yes, if the port is well done with a solid frame rate and no bugs. Will read the review first.
I have DS2 physically and digitally on Wii U. I also picked up DS1 dirt cheap on PS3.
Yet to get off the mark with any of them, so of they get the timing and price right then I'll get this for off-tv goodness.
I never had issues with ds2 . It was fun in a Zelda kind of way. I would buy ds1 day one no issues.
Let's hope it comes out, like we hope it will.
I played this on PS3 a few years back and haven't felt the desire to play it again. It's like a 3D Zelda game where everyone is on steroids.
So, basically Darksiders = Ocarina of Time + WWF No Mercy
Yes I would play the original. The sequel was quite good.
Good news, but not sure I'll buy, I liked the sequel, but didn't play it to the end.
That reminds me, I still have a code of DarkSiders 2 unused for EU, it's a bit old, but if anyone wants to try it and see if it's still valid, be my guest: B0LV0YC10WXCFCFF
The second one was a fun and dark Zelda like adventure, though there was plenty of technical issues with the game, I would welcome a port of the first one.
I'd buy it if it's reasonably priced. DS2 was probably the only game I've played with screen tearing so bad it actually injured the overall experience. Hope it's not that all over again.
@ToniK I didn't think it was as bad as Spiderman.
@antipop621 That was exactly my experience when I played it on PC.
In fairness, I was playing on OnLive (remember that?). I wonder if my struggles were due to lag issues.
But what isn't lag and is poor game design is that when you started that boss fight you could not exit and try to power up by collecting more health upgrades etc. That infurated me almost as much as the difficulty in the boss fight itself. Unless there is a fix to allow an easier time with that boss fight I'm unlikely to buy this game.
Darksiders 2 was an ok game. I just felt that by the end, it was a game I had to force myself to finish...I would get the first just because I haven't played it and I've heard it is better.
I felt the same way about the last assassins creed game I played.
I can't understand the hype here. I found a second hand copy a long time ago, right after the release. I had heard many good things about it, so I purchased it.
My memory of the game isn't very fresh, but I think the game starts with the dumbest platforming sequence ever. Then you fight a lot of enemies with a very limited move set, hopefully it's just because it's the beginning of the game. I vaguely remember being frustrated by the lack of a block/defend button, and I just had to mash the attack button brainlessly, or something like that. Then I met with a giant dwarf for some reason and they gave me an ugly pony. Then I was allowed to rush through a whole lot of nothing. I started to look for a few hidden stuff and then I got bored I guess. Well, at least I didn't play long enough to see the game crash
Right now, the game is probably in my "I don't plan to play this in the near future" box. So I suppose I'm not part of the people who will support the other game. Even on Wii U, I still have plenty to play.
I fear this may end up being a rushed port to try get some easy sales while there's little else on the Wii U.
I guess I'll be waiting even longer to play my copy of the sequel. After this one's released and eventually marked down to $10 like DS2, I'll pick it up and play 'em in order.
I can't stand screen tearing and simply cannot play a game that has it. I wasn't even aware Wii U games had screen tear as Nintendo seem to, thankfully, be quite dtrict regarding it for their own and third party games
I always thought it was a reason that played into the lack of third party games in that Nintendo did actually have some standards when it came to screen tearing.
@Kroko "they gave me an ugly pony."
Dude you're not being fair. For starters, you're calling Despair a pony. A pony? Please! This game is definitely wasted on you. It's a great game and one of Wii U's underappreciated gems.
No, i'm not interested.
I'd love a 3rd one!
Darksiders II has issues, but the story is good enough I'll definitely pick up the first one if it's ported to the Wii U eShop.
Not interested. If I did want to play it I'm sure I could pick it up on ps3 for a fiver. But I don't.
Nice. Map and/or inventory / skills on gamepad, no screen tearing, and 30 FPS... accomplish those and I'll buy it at launch!
I'd love that.
I did enjoy 2 on the 360 when they gave it away as a games with gold title but considering that this one has been on sale multiple times for less than five bucks on Xbox I don't think I will be picking this up on Wii U. They will likely charge thirty bucks or more for this version and that is a bit too much for a game this old, especially compared with competing platforms.
Depends on the price but yes I'd like to see it on Wii U.
To late in the day now! I'm at a point where I'm ready to sell my Wii u!
I found Darksider 2 a very confusing game, with a story that I cannot easily understand (those characters riddles all the time) and dungeons so large that it takes forever to finish (probably needs a walkthrough).
Having played the original on PS3, the point of this remaster would be to play it Remastered with better visuals and overall gameplay. Owning both a wiiu and ps4, I'm gonna get it on ps4 as getting it on wiiu would be equivalent to getting a ported version at original quality
I mean this is good but I sold my Wii U a while ago now. I would have liked to play this, since Darksiders 2 was one of the few Wii U games I had a lot of fun with outside of Nintendo's.
I'm still playing Darksiders 2 regularly — my favourite game on the Wii U despite its well documented issues. The desire to play the original got me off my ass to get a controller and install Steam on my PC. Although I enjoyed DS1 the sequel is better in almost every way — superior combat, more interesting environments, smarter puzzles, better leveling and loot, and more compelling enemies. Both have amazing atmosphere, cool art style and great voice work.
I wish I could play the developers' new Chronos game without having to get the Oculus Rift. Looks super cool, but too bad they didn't make Darksiders 3 first.
@Discostew thanks for the info mate I'll look out for that in future!
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