Darksiders 2 Game Engine Confusion

Darksiders 2! While this cover pic is fake, the game certainly isn't.

Darksiders 2 is the upcoming sequel to the popular truly apocalyptic action game, um, Darksiders. Bet you didn’t see that coming. Developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ, Darksiders 2 places you in the shoes of Death himself. As there are already plenty of  previews out there to slate your thirst (this one in particular is really good), I won’t go into more detail about gameplay and development. However, THQ released an interesting bit of information yesterday, regarding Darksiders 2.

THQ tweeted the following:

“To eliminate rumors… @Darksiders 2 uses our very own Internal Engine called ‘Watchman’ Also being used for DMO & was used by@Spacemarine.”

Now, this can all get a little confusing. If you look up the engine for SpaceMarine, it’s clearly not labeled as “Watchman.” SpaceMarine used an engine called the “Phoenix Engine.” As I understand it, Relic took the engine Vigil Games developed and rebuilt it to their liking and re-branded it the “Phoenix Engine.” Please, correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s what it looks like with the information at my disposal.

At any rate, Darksiders 2 looks like a beautiful game and will release in June of this year on PS3, Xbox 360, Windows, and eventually, the Wii U.

Source: THQ Twitter account, and Wikipedia.


Posted on February 9, 2012, in Latest News and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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