THQ Offering Free DLC to Gamers Who Pre-Order Darksiders 2 From Their Store

In an obvious attempt to make as much money as possible on one of their last solid franchises, THQ is upping the pre-order ante for Darksiders 2.  Gamers who order the game through their shopTHQ site will be granted two free pieces of DLC content, an upgrade to the limited edition (which provides access to the 1st bit of DLC), as well as some exclusive in-game items such as the Maker’s Armor and Scythe.  In addition to this announcement THQ has also posted that they still have limited quantities of the Darksiders 2 Collector’s Edition, which until now has been sold out online.

This package has the mega awesome life sized Death mask, so if you want to snag one of these before they’re all gone you better hit up THQ’s site pronto.  Honestly, if you haven’t pre-ordered the game yet I’d probably do so now that THQ is offering some crazy deals if you order it directly from them.  I mean the game’s gonna kick-ass, so you should have no fears about buying it.  You can read all of the official details below in regards to the Darksiders 2 pre-order offers.  You’ve been waiting for your very own Death mask to arrive…

THQ Announces Darksiders® II Pre-Order Incentive for THQ Store

Pre-order to Receive Two Additional DLC Packs Free

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.-Jun. 21, 2012-  THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that all  Darksiders® II Limited Edition pre-orders placed via shopTHQ will receive an additional two downloadable content drops as well as an exclusive set of in-game armor and free shipping.

The  Darksiders® II Season Pass will entitle customers who pre-order the game via the shopTHQ to download the 2nd and 3rd DLC packs when they become available at no cost. All pre-orders will also automatically be upgraded to the Limited Edition version of the game which includes the first DLC drop,  Argul’s Tomb. These DLC packs will include significant new single player content. The first drop,  Argul’s Tomb, will become available roughly one month after the game ships.

On top of the DLC content packs users who pre-order via the shopTHQ will also receive a code to unlock the exclusive Maker’s Armor and Scythe set. Featuring upgraded stats and a unique design this will help players make a start on Death’s quest.

Jim Huntley, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing, commented:  “We are excited to be able to reward customers who pre-order the game via shopTHQ with this great incentive. Not only will they get a unique armor set at launch, but they will also get significant free content for months to come.”

All DLC content packs will ship post launch and are new content not originally intended for the main game.

ShopTHQ also has available stock of the  Darksiders II Collector’s Edition which has sold out at all other retailers. The Collector’s Edition will include The Limited Edition version of the game as well as a life-sized replica Death Mask with display stand, a unique  Shadow of Death armor and scythe set with enhanced stats, a digital copy of the Darksiders II sound-track and a hard-cover Darksiders II art book. The Collector’s Edition is available in limited quantities for $99 USD.

Darksiders II  follows the exploits of DEATH, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in an action-packed tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels DEATH through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother WAR, the horseman blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders.

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