Not long after THQ said they can't "honestly" confirm the June 29 release date for Darksiders II , the official delay is announced.
It's certainly better than a cancellation, though, especially considering the apparent precarious position in which the publisher finds itself. As revealed at the game's official website , the highly anticipated sequel has been pushed back to August 2012.
Developer Vigil Games says they're taking the extra time to "polish and ensure that all aspects of Darksiders II meet the high-quality bar the team is targeting." This falls in line with what THQ boss Danny Bilson said concerning the studio's progress: They're working "really, really hard" but THQ won't ship the game until it's "done." Yes, they do need this one to be successful because titles outside of Saints Row: The Third haven't performed well for the publisher.
So anyway, you'll have to wait only a bit longer…although admittedly, that somewhat vague release window is a tad worrisome.
Related Game(s): Darksiders II