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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2010 @ 8:59 a.m. PST

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

Darksiders (PS3/X360)

Darksiders, an action-adventure game set on Earth one hundred years after the apocalypse, brings about the premature end of humanity. Developed by THQ’s internal development studio Vigil Games, Darksiders gives players control of War, one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, as he explores a demon-ravaged world and battles heaven and hell in an epic quest for vengeance and vindication.

Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of mankind, WAR – the first Horseman of the Apocalypse – must return to Earth to search for the truth and punish those responsible. War must take on the forces of Heaven and Hell, forge uneasy alliances with the very demons he hunts, and journey across the ravaged remains of the Earth on his quest for vengeance. Players harness the apocalyptic power of War, combining brutal attacks and supernatural abilities to decimate enemies who stand in his way. With an extreme arsenal of weapons, War blazes a trail of destruction, and emerges even more deadly atop Ruin, War’s fiery phantom steed.

“THQ is starting 2010 off right, delivering yet another triple-A core title with Vigil Games’ highly anticipated Darksiders,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, THQ Core Games. “Darksiders turns action-adventure gaming on its head, providing the quality and variety this genre has been waiting for.”

“Darksiders offers tons of action, huge environments to explore and an epic storyline that literally determines the fate of heaven and hell,” said David Adams, General Manager, Vigil Games. “We seamlessly combined gameplay elements from multiple genres to create a cohesive, unique and compelling gameplay experience.”

Darksiders is now available at retail outlets nationwide for the X360 and PS3 for a suggested retail price of $59.99.

Divinity II: Ego Draconis(X360/PC)

The sequel to the critically acclaimed fantasy RPG Divine Divinity, Divinity II: Ego Draconis transports players back to the wide-open, war-torn world of Rivellon where they will battle the forces of evil not just as a human Dragon Slayer, but also as a powerful dragon!

Developed by Larian Studios, Divinity II – Ego Draconisboasts a robust fantasy adventure of more than 60 hours, teeming with massive dungeons and outdoor spaces to explore. It boasts a bevy of features unique to the RPG market, like a classless Skill Tree system allowing for endless upgrading combinations, the power of mindreading and for the first time you’ll have the ability to play either on-foot as a Dragon Slayer or as a fire-breathing dragon!

The world of Rivellon is vast and filled with magic, beasts and deception, and hides a mystery that could reveal hidden truths and revive forgotten evils, altering the future forever!

Be sure to play Divinity II: Ego Draconis right away to jump into the Quest for Glory Contest. Divinity IIfans can now compete to be the first to unlock all of the in-game Achievements (tracked via Xbox LIVE online entertainment network) for a chance to win a complete gaming lounge and the ‘Dragon Knight Epic Trophy' - an Enemy Dragon's Head mounted on a plaque for posterity.  Visit the official website for more details and to enter to win!

Divinity II: Ego Draconis, rated “M” for “Mature”

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