The first title spawned a healthy number of loyal fans, and those followers have June 26 circled on their calendars this year.

Why? Because that's when the highly anticipated Darksiders II launches. In the first game, we played as War, but now it's time to step into the shoes of another rider of the apocalypse: Death.

They're calling this a "parallel sequel" in that the events of the plot take place alongside the original title's. So in other words, while War is waging his battle (an adventure you completed back in 2010), Death is trying to clear his brother's name. It's a great idea and if you want a new behind-the-scenes look at the gameplay and overall art style, THQ has you covered.