A lot of to-be-released video games will try to build hype by hosting booze-soaked parties or secret space shuttle flights to Venus. Not Darksiders 2. It opted for a slideshow instead. Sure, the slides were about the personifications of Death, and publisher THQ also showed off some solid game footage that essayed a sequel improving hugely on its predecessor. But first, a slide show.
The great Miguel Concepcion witnessed it all, and describes it thusly:
"Among the slides, the medieval art and interpretations of Death have always been my favorite, the kind of images that made it hard for me to sleep as a child. This lengthy presentation was complemented by a trailer featuring Darksiders’ version of Death Photoshopped in various works of art accentuating how he’s never to far from human events. Still, we were here for actual gameplay and THQ subsequently presented a live hands-off demo, albeit an unnecessarily loud one."
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