AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that its critically acclaimed action-adventure title DarksidersTM for Windows PC has now shipped to retail outlets across the world.
Released earlier this year for home consoles, Darksiders is now available for PC gamers to enjoy in all of its apocalyptic glory. Developed by THQ’s in-house studio, Vigil Games™, the Windows PC version of the game has been re-engineered from the ground up to deliver the same great action as the console games, while taking advantage of keyboard and mouse controls.
The Windows PC version of the game has already begun to receive critical acclaim from the gaming press with scores including 91% The Games Machine, 87% Gamers Plus, 86% 3D Juegos, 8/10 Eurogamer.de and 9/10 on Multiplayer.it.
Travis Plane, Vice President of Global Brand Management commented, “It is important that the PC audience get to experience the same great product as the console audience so we pulled out all the stops to optimize this version. If you didn’t previously buy the console version now is the perfect opportunity to try Darksiders for yourself.”
Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of mankind, WAR – the first Horseman of the Apocalypse – must return to Earth to search for the truth and punish those responsible. War must take on the forces of Heaven and Hell, forge uneasy alliances with the very demons he hunts, and journey across the ravaged remains of the Earth on his quest for vengeance. Players harness the apocalyptic power of War, combining brutal attacks and supernatural abilities to decimate enemies who stand in his way. With an extreme arsenal of weapons, War blazes a trail of destruction, and emerges even more deadly atop Ruin, War’s fiery phantom steed. Darksiders is now available for Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 3 and Windows PC. For more information, please visit www.darksiders.com.
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ, Darksiders, Vigil Games and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
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