As if October 30 wasn’t already going to be one of the year’s most crowded video game release dates, it certainly will be now. That’s because THQ just announced that Darksiders II will receive its second downloadable add-on on that very day. The pack will run 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox 360 and $9.99 on both PS3 and PC.
Known as the Abyssal Forge, this expansion will send Death to a swamp-like region called the Shadow Lands, where he will have to conquer two new dungeons, complete with unique enemy types who’ve been designed to test the game’s top-tier players. As expected, the benefit for doing so will be legendary loot, which should have a lot of the game’s devoted fans frothing at the mouth.
The following description has been taken from Darksiders II‘s official website:
The Abyssal Forge is a living machine designed to harness the unfocussed dark power of the Abyss and create the most powerful legendary weapons. The Maker who built this abomination, known only as the Mad Smith, was shunned by his own people and sealed away in the Shadow Lands with his creation. However, the forge hasn’t remained dormant all those years of captivity; it has constructed a vast army and now threatens all creation.The vast swamp-like Shadow Lands, added by this DLC is a new gameplay zone with an entirely new visual look, including two challenging new dungeons, new enemies to best, secrets to uncover and unique legendary loot to collect. Tailored towards the most competent Darksiders II players, the Abyssal Forge will test your mettle against the hardest enemies and puzzles yet.