THQ has unveiled its Darksiders II Summer of Death Promotion, which will reward gamers who pre-order the apocalyptic action game with exclusive gifts. Details are scarce at this moment, but it’s been confirmed that putting money down on a copy of the game will give folks the chance to receive a t-shirt, provided that they keep their receipt after making the deposit. Orders must be submitted through the game’s Facebook page, with shipping and handling needing to be paid.
The promotion’s press release (featured below) promises additional rewards, including digital content and “money can’t buy prizes.” More information regarding those offers should become available in the near future, so we’ll let you know when we hear anything more.
Darksiders II will bring Death to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on August 14. A Wii U version is also in the works.
June 15, 2012 21:38 UTC
THQ Announces Start of Darksiders® II Summer of Death Promotion
Join the Darksiders II Community and Earn Rewards
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that Darksiders® II US community members will be given the chance to earn exclusive rewards during the Summer of Death Promotion.
To kick off the promotion any fan who pre-orders a copy of Darksiders II on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, Playstation®3 or Windows PC will be eligible to receive an exclusive t-shirt once the game releases. To receive their shirt, individuals who pre-order Darksiders II will need to retain their original pre-order receipt, pay for shipping and handling and follow the instructions for t-shirt redemption on the Darksiders II Facebook page.
Additional rewards will be made available throughout the Summer of Death including digital content and ‘money can’t buy prizes’. To keep up to date on the Summer of Death and all other promotions follow Darksiders II at Facebook.com/Darksiders.
Jim Huntley, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing commented: “The Summer of Death is an exciting campaign of promotions and giveaways intended to reward our most loyal fans.”
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.
Darksiders II is scheduled to be available for console and PC in August 2012, for more information check www.Darksiders.com .
About Darksiders 2
Awakened by the End of Days, DEATH, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen embarks on a quest to redeem his brother’s name. Become the terrifying force which everything fears but nothing can escape.
The original Darksiders®, released in January 2010, received critical acclaim including the Best Fantasy Game 2010 award from IGN. Darksiders followed the story of WAR, wrongly accused of starting the apocalypse, on a quest to reclaim lost honor and take revenge on those who wronged him.
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