Darksiders II Avatar collection on Xbox Live

by: Nathaniel -
You can dress your Xbox Live Avatar up anyway you want - anything from hipster to Commander Shepard (and even hipster Commander Shepard) is just a few clicks (and/or Microsoft points) away.  And now you'll be able to add Death to the list of possible appearances.  No, I don't mean how you looked like death after a 72 hour Red Bull bender.  This Death is less vomit on your shirt and more four horsemen of the apocalypse trampling your face.

Starting today, you'll be able to purchase a full range of Darksiders II items.  These items are the standard sets of armor, props, and clothing and will stab you in the wallet for anywhere from 80 to 400 (Microsoft) points of damage.  

Unfortunately, there's nothing for PS3 users right now, but premium items are expected to come out later this year.

Finally, THQ is giving away a free Xbox Live Avatar t-shit designed by game creator Joe Mad while supplies last.  Visit www.facebook.com/Darksiders to learn how to get yours. 
THQ ANNOUNCES DARKSIDERS II PREMIUM XBOX 360®AVATAR COLLECTION


Like Darksiders on Facebook to Unlock Free Avatar T-shirt.

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AGOURA HILLS, Calif. Apr 24, 2012THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today launched a premium Avatar collection for Darksiders® II on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

The Xbox 360® Darksiders II Avatar Collection features a broad selection of different items to customize your Avatar’s appearance ranging from full armor sets to animated props and clothing. Prices range from 80 to 400 Microsoft Points an item. A premium collection for the PlayStation®3 is expected to be released at a later date.

To celebrate the launch of the Darksiders II Avatar Collection THQ will be giving away a free Xbox LIVE Avatar t-shirt featuring a design by game creator Joe Mad while stocks last. To find out how to claim your Avatar t-shirt visit the Darksiders II Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Darksiders.

Jim Huntley, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing commented: “We are delighted to be able to celebrate the release of the Premium Avatar collection for Darksiders II by rewarding our community with a free Avatar T-shirt.”

Fans of the game can still pre-order copies of the Darksiders® II Collector’s Edition while supplies last. This ultimate package includes the Limited Edition version of the game as well as a life-sized replica Death Mask with display stand, a unique in-game Shadow of Death armor and scythe set with enhanced stats, a digital copy of the Darksiders II sound-track and a hard-cover Darksiders II art book. The Collector’s Edition will be available in limited quantities as a pre-order item only and is anticipated to sell for around $99 USD.

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.

For full information on the Collector’s Edition, Limited Edition and pre-order bonuses available for Darksiders II check out the Pre-order tab on www.facebook.com/Darksiders

Darksiders II is scheduled to be available for console and PC in August 2012 with a WiiU™ version coming at a later date, for more information check www.Darksiders.com.


About Darksiders II
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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