Darksiders II a Wii U launch title, will make use of controller’s uniqueness

It’s official, Darksiders II will be a launch title for Nintendo’s Wii U console later this year. Vigil Games lead designer Hayden Dalton confirmed the news, saying it’ll be a “day one” title.

A small but separate team is ensuring that the game will make use of the console’s unique controller.

“That’s been very interesting to see what those guys are doing, and they’re making efforts to make sure we do use it in more than a slapdash way,” Dalton’s said.

“It’s basically the core game, but then with added abilities to do certain things that you can’t do on the other consoles.

“One of the things that we did, when we were originally going to show it off, was that you could equip stuff directly. So, for instance, I could be running along and I could click on another piece and I could put it on as I’m running through the game.

“That’s huge, it’s not breaking up the game in a way, I’m not going into a menu and assigning it, I’m literally just tapping as I’m playing.”

The game isn’t being heavily changed, but the control system will be “an enhancement of the core game,” he explained.

We still don’t have a date for the Wii U’s launch, but that’s likely to change at E3 in June.