Along with Electronic Theatre’s review copy of Darksiders II came a surprising addition to the videogame’s presentation. THQ has previously made use of their online community via Saints Row 3 for the sharing of created characters, but in Darksiders II the publisher has gone a different, offering free downloadable content (DLC) to any who enter their THQ community details (or register) prior to starting the videogame for the first time.
Once registered and playing Darksiders II for the first time gamers will receive an e-mail inviting them to visit the THQ community site and obtain two redemption codes for the unique weapons: Van der Schmash and Mace Maximus. At present it’s believed that these two items are only available via this process, though it is of course possible that this will change at a later date.
These two weapons become available in-game in the exact same fashion as other DLC items, and are tied to your save data via the Serpent Tomes. Darksiders II is set for release throughout Europe on 21st August 2012, for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, with a Wii U version to follow. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on Darksiders II.